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78 Main Street,
Hudson, MA 01749

General Town Hall Hours
M-F 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Note: Hours of individual departments and departments outside of Town Hall may vary. Please check departmental web pages for exact hours.


 
Caregiver Support

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Caregiver Support


The Hudson Senior Center understands the challenges of being a caregiver.  There are many services to offer you support, respite or just the peace of mind of knowing someone has checked in on your loved one.

  • Daybreak Adult Social Day Progam/Caregiver Respite Program - Thursdays, 11:30 - 2:30, at the Senior Center.  Voluntary Donation = $15 per day.   Click HERE for more info.
  • Caregiver Support Group - 2nd Monday of the month, 6:30 PM, Pleasantries Adult Day Services, 195 Reservoir St, Marlboro.  Cost = FREE. Pre-registration required.  Call Tammy at 508-335-1968 or Donna at 774-452-3923.  For those caring for someone with Alzheimer's, this is an educationally based group where attendees share experiences, knowledge & information to gain support through their caregiving journey.
  • Create a Better Day Cafe: Alzheimer's Socialization Group - 4th Sunday of the month, 1:00-3:00 PM, Pleasantries Adult Day Services, 195 Reservoir St, Marlboro.  Cost = FREE.  Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementia?  Create a Better Day Cafe encourages socialization with other patients, caregivers & loved ones where you can just be yourself.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get out with your loved one & have an enjoyable afternoon.  It's a time to step out of the daily routine, leave the disease at the door& enjoy a positive experience in a supportive environment.  The afternoon consists of conversation, music, arts, games, refreshments & most importantly, laughter!  It is open to anyone at any stage of the disease process who is accompanied by friends, family & loved ones.


  • Diabetes Management Support Group - 2nd Wednesday of the month, 2:00-3:30 PM & again at 7:00-8:30 PM.  Cost = FREE.  Where? Marlboro Hospital, Hurwitz Conference Room.  Facilitated by a certified diabetes educator, this group offers ongoing support for people with diabetes, as well as their spouses, significant others, family members & caregivers.   Call Corrine Hetzler, RN for details & to register, 508-486-5430.

  • "Are You OK?" Program -  Cost = FREE.  Offered by the Hudson Police Department, this program provides a daily check-in for seniors and disabled individuals.  This as a great program for seniors that may live alone, are diabled, prone to falls or are simply in need of someone checking in on them. The “Are You O.K.?” Program makes daily automated, computerized phone calls to individuals in the morning between the hours of 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM.  If members cannot be contacted within a 15-minute period, an alert is issued.  Police then may call a neighbor or family member to check in with the resident or may dispatch a cruiser to the home to perform a safety check, if necessary. This program is a wonderful way to provide assurance to both families and seniors.  If you or someone you know would like to sign up for this program, please contact Lillian Beland, Records Clerk at the Hudson Police Department, 978-562-7122.  

  • CaregivingMetrowest.org - BayPath Elder Services, Inc., thanks to the generous support & funding of the Metrowest Health Foundation, is proud to present a state-of-the-art website designed to help the growing population of family caregivers in the Metrowest region.  www.CaregivingMetrowest.org will provide a single point of access to information, support, resources, & social connections for caregivers in the 25 Metrowest communities served by the Metrowest Health Foundation.  Features include an interactive map allowing users to get an extensive list of caregiving resources in each town, a discussion forum, a caregiving blog & a comprehensive information section covering all aspects of familial caregiving.    For more information, please contact Douglas Flynn, CaregivingMetrowest.org Program Manager, at 508-573-7204 or dflynn@baypath.org.


  • Meals on Wheels - Managed by Baypath Elder Services, the Meals on Wheels program delivered over 13,000 home-delivered meals in Hudson last year.  Click HERE for more information.


  • Medical Transportation - In addition to our local Senior Shuttle which takes seniors to medical appointments in Hudson, Marlboro & Southboro, there are many community volunteer organizations that drive people to medical appointments.  Certain services may be tied to the type of medical condition, or other factors.  For more information click HERE.


  • SafetyNet Program -   Cost = $99 activation, $30/month. Residents with a documented cognitive condition, such as Alzheimer’s disease or autism, wear a bracelet or anklet that features a radio frequency transmitter that allows local authorities to track them should they wander or become lost. Click HERE for more info.


  • Home Care & Long-Term Care Programs -   There are many programs available to individuals who are medically nursing home eligible to recieve home care services.  These programs have helped many seniors get the services they need at home without having to enter a nursing facility.  It has also relieved families from the burden of having to pay for private home care services.   Click HERE for more information.


  • Mass Resources - This is an online resource for Massachusetts residents in need of services.  The types of assistance range from Utility Assistance, Health Care, Food Programs, Financial Assistance, Dental Care, Home Care, Legal Services, Transportation & more! www.massresources.org


  • 800 AGE INFO -  A service for elders & their families, provided by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs & the Mass Home Care Association, 800 AGE INFO provides a wide range of resources for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The services provided range from basic assessments and nutrition advice, to more complex services such as home care, employment, education/training, and housing.  Getting in touch is as easy as picking up the phone & calling 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636).  Additional information & links to services/programs is also available on their website: www.800ageinfo.com.


  • Caring for Someone with Memory Problems? -  Are you caring for someone with memory problems? The Alzheimer’s Association offers comprehensive Care Guides for families to address issues specific to early, middle, or late-stage Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Click HERE for these free, practical resource guides.


  • Coping with Vision Loss - Adults new to vision loss can take heart.  There are ways to stay self-reliant & manage the challenges that come with vision problems by getting support & making changes at home.  Independence & quality of life need not lessen!  Click HERE for more info, helpful tips & resources.

 
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