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Bereaved Caregivers Retreat

If you are grieving the death of a loved one who died within the last 3 years and for whom you were a family/friend primary caregiver, please join us.   


CaringMatters Bereaved Caregivers Retreat 

is a special 2 1/2 day, overnight, weekend retreat to
renew, refresh, and rebuild

Please check back for the information and registration for our 2024 Bereaved Caregivers Retreat.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with other former caregivers

  • Practice self-care and relaxation

  • Share their caregiving experiences 

  • Commemorate their loved ones

  • Learn strategies to refocus their lives now that their caregiving role has ended

  • Enjoy renewal activities, communal meals, and camaraderie 


Location: The Claggett Center 

3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown, MD 21710

Registration required. Space is limited. For information and registration, contact Anne Baker, or 301-869-4673.

The retreat program and lodging are offered free of charge. The only fee is $100 to help cover the cost of meals. No one will be denied attendance for inability to pay. For information about scholarships, contact Brandon Brewer at


  • Former Primary Caregiver whose loved one has died within the past 3 years

  • At least 21 years old

  • Resident of Montgomery County, MD

For more information,
contact Anne Baker at


  • 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 given me 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 and telling the story of this important program.

2023 Bereaved Caregivers Retreat

2019 Bereaved Caregivers Retreat

2018 Bereaved Caregivers Retreat