Individual Support

Since January 2016, we have offered one-on-one support for caregivers. A private, individual spiritual-care support session can be scheduled with Mary, by e-mail or phone, and can last anywhere from a 20-minute self-care “check-in,” up to a 2-hour Respite Retreat.

Spiritual-Care Sessions may be 20, 40, or 60 minutes. These sessions focus on listening to the emotional and spiritual sharing of a long-term-caregiver, with the goal of reducing caregiver burden. The session is not mental health counseling or psychotherapy.

Sessions are available by appointment with Mary E. MacDonald, community-based interfaith chaplain. Meetings take place at the Caretaker’s Cottage at our home in Topsfield, MA, or by phone. Free-of-charge. Your contribution helps us to cover our costs, and is gratefully accepted.

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