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Nourish for Caregivers Ministry

Caring for the Caregiver: Virtually every one of us will care for a loved one at some point in our life. Though rewarding, it is not always easy. The Nourish for Caregivers ministry understands that family caregivers need somewhere to turn to for information, support in their faith and personal connection during the caregiver journey. Each Nourish gathering provides practical approaches, tools and resources to help navigate these times with a Christ-centered view. 

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Find a Nourish for Caregivers Meeting

Host ParishMeeting TimeParish ContactMore Info
St. John Chrysostom, Wallingford
(Delaware County)
First Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM
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Mary Chollet, mchollet@sjcparish.orgRSVP here
St. Peter, West Brandywine
(Chester County)
Second Mondays, 10-11:30 AM
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Cathy Samoylo, csamoylo@yahoo.com RSVP here
St. Anastasia, Newtown Square
(Delaware County)
Second Thursdays, 10–11:30 AM
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Aimee Gustitis, aimeegustitis@outlook.com RSVP here
Nativity BVM Parish Center, Media (Delaware County)Third Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM
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Donna Tustin, dtustin.nativitybvm@comcast.net RSVP here
Epiphany of Our Lord, Plymouth Meeting (Montgomery County)Fourth Saturdays, 10-11:30 AM, beginning October 26
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Mary Sheehan, grandjack01@gmail.com RSVP here

 

More information:
Ongoing monthly support group, walk-ins welcome,
no cost/materials to purchase, bring a friend.

Questions?
Contact our Archdiocesan Nourish for Caregivers coordinator:
Aimee J. Gustitis, BSN, RN, JD at 610-724-8950 or aimeegustitis@outlook.com

Who should come to a Nourish gathering?
Nourish for Caregivers is for anyone juggling the challenges of everyday life, health, career and caring for a loved one, whether it be a family member with disabilities, an ill or aging parent, spouse, friend or grandparent, in town or at a distance. Nourish provides caregivers a faith perspective, as well as practical and emotional supports, useful tools, and shared experiences.

What topics will be covered at a Nourish gathering?
Topics change and vary by month. Meeting topics include: the spirituality of asking for and receiving help, avoiding common pitfalls, communication dynamics, keeping loved ones safe, caring for loved one and yourself, speaking up and more.

How to Start a Nourish for Caregivers Ministry

Nourish for Caregivers is a Christ-centered Catholic ministry that supports the practical, emotional & spiritual needs of family caregivers. Nourish provides you with a well-structured, easy-to-implement program that can help you launch a parish-based, lay-led ministry to facilitate an effective and ongoing care for the caregivers in your community. Archdiocese of Philadelphia parishes receive a discounted rate when launching a new Nourish group.