Cancer caregiver support group to offer remote access

Survivor Journeys is starting a support group for caregivers of cancer survivors. (Anne-Gerard Flynn photo)

By Anne-Gerard Flynnagflynn413@gmail.com

Special to The Republican

AGAWAM - Survivor Journeys is offering its first support group for those who serve as caregivers to individuals with cancer - and offering the opportunity to participate remotely.

The group will meet the fourth Thursday of each month, starting Feb. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main St.

"Survivor Journeys believes this new, free caregiver group, as well as all of our groups, function better in the community setting, near where people live. In addition, both co-facilitators have been caregivers for cancer survivors," organizer Dr. Jay Burton said.

"If there is interest, the caregiver group will have remote access if a caregiver is unable to leave their loved one."

Burton is a primary care doctor based in Enfield with Springfield Medical Associates.

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