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Caregiving Chronicles will present news and analysis on caregiving topics in MetroWest and around the world, in-depth Q&As with experts in fields related to caregiving and updates and announcements about caregiving resources available in MetroWest from CaregivingMetroWest.org Program Director Douglas Flynn.


By DebraMcDonagh / September 22, 2021
Can you get your flu shot at the same time as a COVID booster vaccine? What is the roll out for the Boosters? When can I get my flu shot? We collected information on all of these topics to help you know what is right for you.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 16, 2021
We all have different food preferences and different dietary needs, especially as we age. But it is still important to learn about basic nutrition so that we can pick the foods we enjoy but ensure that they also keep us healthy!

By DebraMcDonagh / January 28, 2021
An article from the Boston Globe that answers some common questions that many of us have about the Coronavirus vaccine. By Alexa Gagosz Globe Staff, Updated January 27, 2021, 5:35 p.m.

By DebraMcDonagh / May 20, 2020
DailyCaring.com had received many questions from caregivers about how to reduce risk and protect older adults from coronavirus (COVID-19), get financial help, and more. They created this fabulous Q&A to answer the top 33 frequently asked questions.

By DebraMcDonagh / February 21, 2020
Over 300 BayPath volunteers serve older citizens in 14 MetroWest communities. Pegg Mancuso-Rowe has been involved in the Healthy Living Program for over 11 years and has been a dedicated volunteer with BayPath’s Healthy Living Program for approximately eight years, co-leading as many as 10 or more workshops per year.

By DebraMcDonagh / November 14, 2019
The Money Management program operates with 87 volunteers, who provide approximately 180 hours of service each month. BayPath recently had the opportunity to speak with Bob Zimmerman, a retired physicist, and engineer, who has been a volunteer with the money management program for several years.

By DebraMcDonagh / June 26, 2019
BayPath recently conducted a Q&A with longtime Ombudsman volunteer, Ava Zinn, and gained some insight as to what makes up the many facets of this role.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 26, 2019
The Caregiving Chronicles recently sat with Michelle Birdwell, BayPath’s Triage Coordinator for Elder Community Care (ECC), and engaged in a Q&A session covering issues involving depression among older adults and caregivers. In this third and final part of the series we delve into how to support someone with depression.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 18, 2019
PART II of our three part depression series discuses what the key signs and symptoms of Depression are and how to spot them.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 11, 2019
The Caregiving Chronicles has put together a series of articles that focus on the stigma of depression and why individuals with this diagnosis often hide how they feel rather than openly discuss it or seek help.

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The BayPath Family Caregiver Support Program and CaregivingMetroWest.org has been made possible by funding from the Older Americans Act as granted by Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Participants may make a voluntary donation toward the cost of this federally funded service. Click here for more information.

CaregivingMetroWest.org was originally made possible, in part, by generous grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation. Additional funding support was graciously donated by Avidia Bank from 2018 – 2021.

Thank you, MetroWest Health Foundation and Avidia Bank, for enabling BayPath Elder Services to provide support and resources to family caregivers.