Westport-based Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is sponsoring an eight-week support group for caregivers.

The free group will meet for 90 minutes on eight consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 19 and continuing through Nov. 1 Meetings are scheduled from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Visiting Nurse's Wilton offices in Suite 114 of the Health and Wellness Center of Norwalk Hospital at I-Park, 761 Main Ave.

The agency said the needs of a person with a chronic disease or debilitating condition can become the central focus of the caregiver's life. The caregiver, who often is elderly, can experience a combination of fear, loneliness, grief and isolation.

For more information or to pre-register for the Caregivers' Support Group, contact Visiting Nurse at 203-834-6341, ext. 255.