Brian and his wife Clarice have been caring for Brian’s 91 year old mother, Adele for almost 5 years. Adele has a number of medical conditions requiring someone to be with her all the time. Brian, his wife, Clarice, and other family members make sure Adele is not left alone.

Brian walks his daughter Natasha down the aisle during her wedding in Barre, Mass.

Brian walks his daughter Natasha down the aisle during her wedding in Barre, Mass.

Brian called the Caregiver Support Program in May worried that he would not be able to attend his daughter’s wedding because he could not leave his mom alone. After talking with Brian, the Caregiver Support Program Coordinator suggested he apply for a Caregiver Scholarship that would bring temporary help into the home to stay with Adele so all the family members could attend the wedding together.

On July 25th Brian’s daughter Natasha was married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony held in Barre, MA. Brian was able to walk Natasha down the aisle at the start of the wedding and even got to dance with his daughter during the festivities. In Brian’s own words, that father/daughter dance was the most amazing and emotional experience of my life.

The Caregiver Support Program supports caregivers in their role caring for their loved ones.   Brian says he was very fortunate to learn about MHCC’s Caregiver Support Program. He was able to use the Caregiver Scholarship to alleviate his concerns and know a trained homemaker was caring for his mom in the family’s absence. Brian and Clarice were able to relax and got to enjoy Natasha’s wedding.