Online Community
Thank you to Maryland State Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan for welcoming CaringMatters CEO, Allison Stearns, as her guest for the latest episode of her online series, "Kibbitzing with Kagan" where they discussed the important work of CaringMatters' volunteers and staff as they worked through the challenges of the pandemic. We are grateful to have Sen. Kagan as a member of our Board of Trustees.
Virtual Folk Music Concert
If you're missing live music, be sure to join us for a fabulous virtual concert with a portion of the proceeds benefitting CaringMatters. On Saturday, August 7th at 8:00 pm, Maryland State Sen. Cheryl C. Kagan will be co-hosting the "Step Inside This House" concert featuring John McCutcheon, a six-time Grammy nominee and remarkably engaging singer/songwriter.
This concert will be the best of both of worlds – a “big venue” performer from the comfort of your own home. Normally, seeing John has meant higher ticket prices, large concert halls, and not seeing the stage clearly because of the tall guy sitting in front of you! John is generously donating 30% of ticket sales through Sen. Kagan's link to CaringMatters.

Ticket prices (on the honor system):
$20 single ticket $30 family/household $10 student
$5 unemployed $50 music supporter
Celebrate With Us!
6:00 pm - Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm - Program, Dinner & Live Auction
Master of Ceremonies - The Honorable Craig Rice
Member of the Montgomery County Council
and the CaringMatters Board of Directors
Tickets: $250 per person | Cocktail Attire | Complimentary Valet Parking
Please let us know what accommodations you need in order to fully participate in this event by contacting Leigh Bluestein at
We are continuously monitoring the status of the pandemic and will communicate any necessary safety measures or changes in our plans. We are hopeful that the gala will not be impacted and that we can all safely be together at that time.
Bereaved Caregivers Retreat
Friday, October 8 - Sunday, October 10, 2021
The Claggett Center, Adamstown, MD
Cost: $100 to cover the cost of meals
Space is limited!
This unique weekend retreat is a special program or family/friend primary caregivers whose loved one has died within the past 2 years.
Participants will:
  • Connect with other former caregivers to share experiences and grief
  • Practice self-care and relaxation
  • Commemorate their loved one with gratitude
  • Refocus their life now that the caregiving role has ended
  • Enjoy renewal activities, communal meals, and camaraderie 
For further information, please email Jim, and include your phone number and the times you can be reached by phone. Please feel free to discuss with Jim any accommodations you may need in order to fully participate in this event.

We are continuously monitoring the status of the pandemic and will communicate any necessary safety measures or changes in our plans for the Bereaved Caregivers Retreat. We are hopeful that the Retreat will not be impacted, allowing attendees to fully participate in all planned in-person activities.

New Board Member
Please join us in welcoming our new Board Member, Susanna (Sue) DeGraba, an active member of the Montgomery County nonprofit community and former Chief Financial Officer for Montgomery County Public Schools. With her background in both finance and education, Sue will help advance CaringMatters' mission of compassionate support.
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