Meet and Move for Caregivers Program | El Camino Hospital

Meet and Move for Caregivers Program

Meet and Move for Caregivers Program

Do you give help or provide care to a loved one? While caring for an ailing friend or relative is meaningful and rewarding, it can also be hard on the person providing care.

That's why El Camino Hospital and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation created Meet & Move™, a "walk and talk" program designed to give family caregivers a healthy break.

Are You a Family Caregiver?

You may be part of a growing population of what is being classified as familiy caregiver. Some people don't think of themselves as caregivers because they are not getting paid, or feel they are fulfilling a family responsibility. You are, in fact, a caregiver if you:

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  • Assist with dressing, bathing, toileting, feeding
  • Provide transportation and assist in a health or other crisis
  • Help with daily activities, shopping and housework
  • Help with bookkeeping, finances and bill paying
  • Assist with medical and nursing care at home and communicate with the person's physicians

Special Health Concerns for Caregivers

While most caregivers feel appreciated and needed, the work they do can impact their health and well-being. Meet and Move understands the needs of those caring for loved ones. Feeling isolated, unrecognized and overwhelmed are common traits.

The Meet & Move Program

El Camino Hospital and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation have come together to create Meet & Move a “walk and talk” program designed specifically for those caring for a friend or loved one in the Peninsula/South Bay of the SF Bay Area and Santa Cruz.

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Meet and Move was formed in order to help you take better care of yourself, so that you can better care for those you are supporting. The idea is to give you an opportunity to enjoy a little downtime, improve your fitness level, and create opportunities to connect with others who understand your situation. Through weekly walks, a monthly speaker series and events, you are among other caregivers who understand what you are going through.


  • Join for free and schedule walks at your convenience
  • Attend our monthly workshop series with speakers who can relate to your situation and provide advice
  • Improve your health and wellness, increase your energy and feel better physically and emotionally

Download our FAQ for more information

Orientations are ongoing. To learn more about the program contact the Meet and Move Coordinator Cyndi Mariner at or 650-934-3556

From our Members

"All in all, Meet and Move has had a hugely positive impact on my life in so many ways. I have learned so much from my caregiving journey and made many friends along the way. Because of Meet and Move and the linkAges community, I now have the ability to offer support to fellow members as well as a source of support when I need it."


"Since I had more time after retiring, I took on more caregiving duties for my aging mother. I felt overwhelmed and exhausted. When I joined the Meet and Move program and met with other caregivers who had similar feelings and predicament, my spirit got lifted and I found myself looking forward to walking with them. The program also provided some valuable resources and literature which I found it very useful."

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