Caregiver Support

When Donna met Helen; a caregiver match success

Recently divorced- with two young children- Donna was going through a difficult period when she decided to become a caregiver with Adult Family Care (AFC) in 1998. Looking back on that decision to open her home to Helen, a women with developmental disabilities, Donna said it’s been life-changing for both of them. Nearly 20 years… Continue Reading When Donna met Helen; a caregiver match success

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AFC Promotes Well Being during Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and a regional non-profit program is marking the occasion by promoting caregiver well-being. The Adult Family Care (AFC) program provides support for more than 250 family caregivers in the greater Boston area, and will provide care packages for its caregivers during the month as a show of appreciation for… Continue Reading AFC Promotes Well Being during Family Caregivers Month

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AFC Discusses Family Caregivers on Aging Well

A program dedicated to helping family caregivers succeed was the topic of discussion when Adult Family Care (AFC) director Jeanne Leyden recently appeared on Somerville Community Access Television (SCAT). Leyden was a guest on Aging Well, a monthly production of Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES), to discuss how AFC serves older adults and people with disabilities.… Continue Reading AFC Discusses Family Caregivers on Aging Well

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