Connect & Celebrate
Join us online to celebrate
(from the comfort of your home)

The Silver Linings of CaringMatters!

 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7:00pm
Silver Linings is being transformed into a virtual celebration - an inspirational online event, awards ceremony, and unveiling of a special Keepsake Book. With our virtual format and free admission, we anticipate a record number of guests. We need your support now, more than ever. The need for our compassionate support services is increasing, as our community is confronting complicated illness and grief due to the pandemic. With your help, we can make a difference!

To support this event:

Click HERE to view a list of current sponsors.
Silver Linings 2020 Honorees
Community Education
Online Film Screening & Discussion
September 10th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free of Charge
CaringMatters is proud to partner with WPSU Penn State and the New York Life Foundation to promote and screen, "Speaking Grief," a new documentary will help change the way we understand grief. Speaking Grief features diverse representations of grief through candid interviews with families whose losses range from stillbirth to suicide. View the trailer below.
  • View the video online between August 30 - September 10.
  • Join us online Thursday, September 10, 10:00 am for an exclusive panel discussion of the film. 
  • A link to the film will be emailed to all registrants on August 30.
Panelists will include Gilly Cannon, Director of Children's Bereavement Services; Maria Collins, Vice President of the New York Life Foundation; and Jim Rossi, Director of Adult Bereavement Services.
The film and the online discussion are free of charge.
Registration is required.
CaringMatters Online
Thank you, AARP Maryland, for inviting Gilly Cannon, Director of Children's Bereavement Services, to be a guest on the AARP Maryland Lunch & Learn series this week. Gilly talked with Jen Holz, of AARP Maryland, about how young people grieve differently from adults and how we, as a community, can support grieving children during this challenging time.
Thank You to Our Community Education Sponsor
Camp Erin - Update
CaringMatters is converting this year's Camp Erin program to a virtual format.
  • Friday, Nov. 13 (afternoon) - Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 (afternoon)
  • Zoom sessions throughout the day with frequent breaks.
  • The program and the materials will be provided free of charge.
  • Please share this information widely.
  • Space is limited! Register now!
Thank you to our major Camp Erin Montgomery sponsors!
Support Group: Bereaved Caregivers
  • New group forming for bereaved full-time caregivers for a loved one who has died within the past two years
  • Meet weekly online (Zoom) for 8 weeks
  • Offered free to charge
  • Priority given to Montgomery County residents
  • Must be at least 21 years of age

This support group will enable participants to connect with other former caregivers, share their stories, and rebuild their identities.

For more information, contact
Jim Rossi at or 301-990-0854.
Welcome New Staff
Please join us in welcoming a new staff member! As the new Community Resource Specialist, Eva Cowen will work at The Aquilino Center with adult patients who are newly diagnosed with cancer, and their families, providing assistance accessing community resources.

“Throughout my career, I have specialized in forging collaborative partnerships between community organizations and individuals in need of specialized support,” said Eva. “I’m looking forward to applying these skills and connections to help patients at the Aquilino Center connect with vital community resources, such as those at CaringMatters, so they can focus on healing and maintaining a good quality of life.”

Read Eva's bio and details about our new Community Resource Connection program, funded in part by the Healthcare Initiative Foundation.
CaringMatters' Legacy Circle
We are grateful and honored to know that so many people care about the future of CaringMatters and have made plans to support the organization in their estate planning. The founding members of the Legacy Circle have taken this opportunity to ensure that their legacy endures, reflects their values, and supports a meaningful cause.

Would you like to become a founding member
of the Legacy Circle by pledging a planned gift today?
The Founding Members of the Legacy Circle will be announced during the Silver Linings virtual celebration on October 21, 2020.

For more information or to arrange a planned gift, please contact
Jamie Phannavong, or 301-990-8903.