Dr. Melanie P. Merriman, a healthcare consultant and author ofΒ Holding the Net: Caring for My Mother on the Tightrope of Aging, will share her personal story and lead a discussion about how to prepare for the challenges of aging and family caregiving on Wednesday, Sept 18 at 1:30 pm. The presentation will address stages and pathways through aging, where to find help, and the power of cultivating β€œhealthy interdependence.”

Free transportation is available through the Chatham Council on Aging, reservations required. Caregivers are welcome to bring their loved ones with dementia. The Alzheimer's Family Support Center of Cape Cod will be providing free respite care by running a dementia group during the program. To register for the respite program, transportation or both, please call the Chatham COA at 508-945-5190.