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Bereaved Caregivers Retreat

Are you grieving the death of a loved one who died within the last 12-24 months and for whom you were the primary caregiver?  If so, please consider joining us...   


CaringMatters' Bereaved Caregivers Retreat 

3-day program to renew, refresh, and rebuild

Connect with others around caregiving and grief; Learn about and practice self-care; Commemorate your loved one; Identify personal goals for living fully with loss  

Please Check Back for 2023 Retreat Announcement!


  • Interactive activities

  • Meaningful discussions

  • Self-Care

  • Journaling

  • Healing


Location: The CaringMatters Cottage 

A serene setting on the campus of Bohrer Park

518 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

For more information,
contact Penny Gladhill at 301-990-0852 or

Includes: 2 1/2 days of programming, all activity supplies, self-care items, and some additional surprises.  Lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday; Lunch on Sunday.   


A $50 materials fee is requested.  However, no one will be denied participation for lack of ability to pay.  There is no additional charge for the program.

  • I think learning about people's past experiences and feelings has made me realize that what I have been going through is part of the process of healing, and we are all struggling to get to a more peaceful place.

  • Calmer, I can look back on happier times instead of dwelling on my loss. This weekend, I found ways of going forward.

  • This retreat put me in touch with my sense of loss, and a sense of hope and opportunity.

Here's what past participants have said
about the Bereaved Caregivers Retreat:

Thank you to our funding partners,

Colleen & Ron Luzier

AARP wrote about our first Bereaved Caregivers Retreat in 2017. Read the article here.


Thank you to the Montgomery County Council and its talented film crew for featuring our 2018 Bereaved Caregivers Retreat in their latest video and telling the story of this important program.

2019 Bereaved Caregivers Retreat

2018 Bereaved Caregivers Retreat

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