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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.


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By Douglas Flynn / October 17, 2017
The MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership will host its Fall Forum on Saturday, November 4 at the Callahan Center in Framingham. The forum, entitled "A Caregiver's Story: Lessons of the Journey," will feature a presentation by Deborah Strafuss, author of: On Angels' Wings: A Journey Through Alzheimer's with My Mother."

By Douglas Flynn / October 17, 2017
More and more grandparents are raising their grandchildren, which creates its own set of challenges, concerns and issues. There is support available to help you through your caregiving journey, including a support group from the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network for grandparents support group at the Framingham Family Resource Center.

By Douglas Flynn / October 16, 2017
Caregiving MetroWest provides help in finding resources, information and support for LGBT caregivers.

By Douglas Flynn / October 10, 2017
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the benefits and concerns of pet ownership and pet therapy for older adults and caregivers with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / October 2, 2017
Caregiving MetroWest Program Manager Douglas Flynn and BayPath Elder Services Caregiver Specialist Alicia Rego will be teaching another offering of the Savvy Caregiver workshop this fall in Wayland.

By Douglas Flynn / September 27, 2017
The Franklin Senior Center will host the WMRC Senior Expo on Friday, October 6, with the event featuring live entertainment, health information, screenings and flu shot, prize giveaways, a luncheon and a senior fashion show.

By Douglas Flynn / September 27, 2017
Navigating through the waves of grief after the loss of a loved one can be difficult with its many undercurrents and difficult terrain. A six- or eight-week adult support group is often helpful as you maneuver into this uncharted territory. The West River Hospice Bereavement Program offers support groups that are facilitated by professional staff who understand that some people participate by talking and others by listening.

By Douglas Flynn / September 14, 2017
Framingham's Kellie Moore epitomizes the dedication of caregivers in BayPath's Adult Family Care Program, and has been chosen to receive a Community Living Recognition Award at the annual Massachusetts Shared Living/Adult Family Care Conference at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough on Sept. 26.

By Douglas Flynn / September 6, 2017
If you or your parent is a veteran or is the surviving spouse of a veteran, Orchard Hill Assisted Living in Sudbury is hosting and informational "Veterans Benefit Workshop" on Monday, September 11.

By Douglas Flynn / August 31, 2017
While the world is focused on the devastation in Houston from Hurricane Harvey, the Alzheimer's Association provides some tips to help caregivers of someone with dementia to prepare for such events.

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