The Heart of Family Caregiving

About the Heart of Family Caregiving Program
In April 2013, the Weston Council on Aging with support from the Friends of the Council on Aging and the Weston Community League, hosted a symposium addressing the challenges, resources and rewards of caring for loved ones in the home.

The reality of caring for loved ones is not limited only to the senior population. The Weston Council on Aging wanted to make these materials available to the entire community with the hopes that this information may prove useful to those outside the COA service circle. Aging and Caregiving can bring unexpected challenges and it may be helpful to speak with an experienced nurse or social worker to develop new solutions. You can call the COA to make an appointment with one of our senior services staff if you are facing these challenges. Please visit the COA page for information.

Program Participants

Thalia Price
Thalia Price, LICSW, has been a Weston resident since 1965. In addition to serving as the Chair of the Weston COA Caregiving Group, Ms. Price was the Springwell liaison to the COA Board and also served on the Springwell Board of Directors for the past 6 years. Although officially “retired”, Ms. Price is active in many Weston school and town committees.

Sandy Honeyman
Sandy Honeyman, a Weston resident, serves as Vice President of Advisory Services for Circle of Life Partners in Concord. Over the past decade, Sandy has cared for her own aging parents who have lived with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. She holds a B.A. in English from Lafayette College and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. In addition to serving on the Weston Council on Aging Caregiving Group, Sandy sits on the Board of Directors at Springwell and the Board of Advocates for Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Waltham. She also is a member of the Women’s Bar Association.

Joyce Schwartz
Joyce Schwartz received her PhD in cell biology and was a researcher at Downstate Medical Center in New York City. In addition , Joyce taught biology at Weston High School and developed educational software at BBN and the Concord Consortium. Joyce serves on the Weston Conservation Commission and the Lifelong Learning Program at Regis College where she currently teaches. Joyce cared for her husband for several years before his death last year.

Rob Evans
Rob Evans, EdD, is a clinical and organizational psychologist and the Executive Director of The Human Relations Service, the private non-profit community mental health agency serving children and families in Weston, Wayland, and Wellesley. He has worked with Weston families and schools for nearly 40 years and has appeared at several previous COA events. A former teacher and family therapist, Dr. Evans consults to schools both nationally and internationally and speaks widely to educators and parents. He is the author of many articles and 3 books.