Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County is sponsoring a free, seven-week support group for caregivers beginning March 17. The group will meet in Wilton every Tuesday\u00a0 from 1 to 2:30 through April 28, in the agency's offices in Suite 114 at 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Wilton\/Norwalk town line."Any person caring for a family member or loved one at home with a chronic illness or debilitating condition soon realizes that they have lost their independence and freedom," said Laurie Petrasanta, a counselor with the nursing agency. "The stress and exhaustion can be overwhelming for caregivers, who are frequently elderly. They need to talk with others in similar circumstances, where they will find empathy and a special kind of understanding that isn't available anywhere else."Pre-registration is required. For information call 203-834-6341, ext. 255.