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News and analysis on caregiving topics in MetroWest and beyond.

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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 / April 1, 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, adds an extra layer of stress to being a family caregiver. Here is some advice and some coping techniques.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 16, 2020
As coronavirus spreads, there are more questions than answers. This resource from Harvard Medical School will provide regular updates, working with the CDC and the World Health Organization. It is an informative resource for you to save in your favorites.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 5, 2020
DUE TO ON-GOING CONCERNS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS - CLASSES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. A FREE six-session training series for family and friends who are active caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

By DebraMcDonagh / February 29, 2020
Most caregivers have probably heard about burnout, but that many are unfamiliar with the concept of compassion fatigue or how these two conditions differ. This post will define how to proactively spot the signs of each and provides tips and resources to support you if you develop either.

By DebraMcDonagh / February 20, 2020
Each February, the National Institute of Health - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and The Heart Truth® celebrate American Heart Month by motivating Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease.

By DebraMcDonagh / January 30, 2020
A FREE 6-week class at the Natick Community-Senior Center, starting March 31,2020. POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS helps caregivers learn to take better care of themselves while caring for a friend or relative.

By DebraMcDonagh / January 22, 2020
Are you a member of the LGBT+ community and are worried about seeking health care for age-related issues? Do you have new or worsening symptoms but are nervous about going to the doctor alone? Join the JFS Ally Navigator program and bring an Ally with you!

By DebraMcDonagh / December 10, 2019
While the official Flu Vaccine Awareness Week is December 1-7, it's not too late to get your flu shot!

By DebraMcDonagh / November 21, 2019
Presented by Speaker: Dr. Albert Hung, MD, PhD Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

By DebraMcDonagh / November 20, 2019
Sometimes holidays add pressure.  But, breaking tradition can yield positive results, especially for a busy Family Caregiver.

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Caregiving MetroWest is a no-cost program of BayPath Elder Services, Inc. and was made possible in part by grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation.

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BayPath Elder Services, Inc.'s Family Caregiver Support Program and Caregiving MetroWest are grateful for the generous support of our community partner, Avidia Bank, which helps us continue to give area family caregivers the information, resources and support they need.