If you are caring for an elderly relative, you are not alone. A recent national study showed that about one in four households care for an elderly person either in their home or elsewhere. We at the Council on Aging are dedicated to serving your needs. Please let us help you.

"If an Elder Depends on You..." is the name of a brochure we prepared for Bedford's caregivers. Click here to read it online, or visit the COA to pick up a printed copy. It discusses evaluating needs, arranging and paying for services, and local resources available to you.

Also see the listings of programs in our announcements and calendar. Many of our informational programs are of special interest to caregivers. Anyone of any age is welcome to attend.

You are always welcome to call Wendy Aronson, our Elder Services Coordinator, at 781-275-6825, for an appointment to discuss in-home and respite services, housing options, your feelings about caregiving, or any other topic.

It would be of great help if you could fill out our Caregiver's Survey so that we can provide more of the programs and information that you need to take good care of your relative and yourself.

We hope to hear from you soon!