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Caregiving Chronicles

News and analysis on caregiving topics in MetroWest and beyond.

Caregiving Chronicles


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 Program Director Douglas Flynn.

By Douglas Flynn / May 18, 2016
Carriage House at Lee's Farm in Wayland continues its spring Caregiver Education Series on Wednesday, May 25 with a presentation on "Navigating Hospital Visits."

By Douglas Flynn / May 17, 2016
An informational meeting about the grassroots effort to understand the needs of the Marlborough community and implement changes that will enrich the lives of those living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia will be held on June 16.

By Douglas Flynn / May 16, 2016
The Sudbury Senior Center will be offering its next session of The Caring Cafe Friday, June 3. These cafes are unique programs offering both caregivers of people with Alzheimer's or another dementia and their loved ones a chance for some respite and socialization.

By Douglas Flynn / May 13, 2016
Traditions of Wayland continues its ongoing caregiver support group and education series with its next meeting on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Joshua J. Freitas, M.Ed., CADDCT, CAEd, the author of "The Dementia Concept" will discuss the benefits of non-pharmacological techniques when caring for people with Alzheimer's or another dementia.

By Douglas Flynn / May 13, 2016
In the latest edition of our Caregiving Chronicles Q&A series, we speak with Karen Balerna, RN, BSN, Clinical Director of Nurse Advocate Partners, about the services she offers and what patients and caregivers should know about navigating the medical system.

By Douglas Flynn / May 3, 2016
May is shaping up to be a busy month for educational opportunities for area caregivers, with events covering issues for senior drivers, impacts and risks of the opioid crisis for older adults, how to find, navigate and afford needed services, and how to care, finance and plan for aging.

By Douglas Flynn / April 27, 2016
Our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A discusses the issues involved in end-of-life care and what caregivers need to know about it in a conversation with Century Health Systems CEO Judith Boyko, MBA, MS, RN.

By Douglas Flynn / April 20, 2016
The Milford Regional Medical Center will host a free informational session about palliative care and how it helps patients and families cope with serious or chronic illnesses on Thursday, May 19 from 6-7:30 p.m.

By Douglas Flynn / April 20, 2016
The Sudbury Senior Center, in conjunction with Marlborough Community Development Corporation, will offer Peer Group Support Meetings beginning in May for "Buried in Treasures," a Cluttering Support Workshop.

By Douglas Flynn / April 19, 2016
State Senator Jamie Eldridge will host the 36th Annual Senior Conference this Thursday, April 21 in Marlborough. The event is free to attend and will run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Assabet Valley Regional Technical high School. It will feature workshops, entertainment, exhibits, health screenings, door prizes and guest speakers.

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