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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 Douglas Flynn / June 12, 2017
The Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough is hosting a day of support for caregivers with over 20 Elder Care agencies scheduled to gather together to provide the resources to ease your transition into caring for a loved one. The Caregivers Support Day event will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By Douglas Flynn / June 12, 2017
The Sharon Adult Center/Council on Aging is running a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group. Join other grandparents on the third Thursday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Sharon Adult Center.

By Douglas Flynn / June 8, 2017
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the increasing number of men taking on family caregiving roles, some of the unique issues faced by male caregivers and some strategies for male caregivers to deal with the stress and toll they may face in caring for a loved one. Providing insight is Juanita Allen Kingsley, who is the Director of Business Development for Century Health Systems.

By Douglas Flynn / June 1, 2017
Are you caring for a loved one with dementia and struggling with the complexity, strain and stress of being a caregiver? We can help. The Savvy Caregiver Program is a FREE six-session training series for family and friends who are active caregivers caring for a person with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Watch a video testimonial about the benefits of the program and find out how to register for the next Savvy Caregiver workshop in the area starting in July in Southborough.

By Douglas Flynn / June 1, 2017
June is Cancer Survivor Month and the Newton-Wellesley Hospital is marking the occasion with a pair of educational events, "Living Life After Cancer" on June 7 and "Hope in Motion" on June 15.

By Douglas Flynn / May 30, 2017
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia is filled with many challenges. One of the hardest for caregivers is communicating with their loved one, especially as the disease progresses and their loved one's cognitive skills decline. Here are some tips to help caregivers overcome these challenges.

By Douglas Flynn / May 22, 2017
In our latest Q&A, we discuss the importance of good communication for caregivers and some strategies to improve communication between caregivers and the loved one they are caring for, as well as other members of the family or friends with Juanita Allen Kingsley, the Director of Business Development for Century Health Systems.

By Douglas Flynn / May 19, 2017
The Callahan Center in Framingham will host a presentation on aging gracefully in your home on Tuesday, June 13 at 1 p.m.

By Douglas Flynn / May 19, 2017
We've upgraded one of the site's most popular and informative features, with a makeover to the Wellness Wall that makes it easier to navigate for caregivers seeking advice and tips from Caregiver Specialist Alicia Rego.

By Douglas Flynn / May 18, 2017
COME 2 B Dementia Friendly Coordinator Susan Longmoore checks in with the Caregiving Chronicles Blog with an update on the community-based program seeking to create dementia-friendly communities in MetroWest. Westborough is wrapping up its survey of community needs, while Ashland is about to start the process with a kickoff meeting on May 23.

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