You can only help another if you first take care of yourself! Family members who assist in the care of a loved one tend to spend themselves until there is little left. In this evidence-based program taking place over the course of six weeks, caregivers acquire a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate their needs to other family members and healthcare providers, deal with difficult feelings and make tough caregiving decisions. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a program you can count on to make a positive difference in your life! A past participant had this to say: “I have greatly appreciated the class. I have found the most valuable take-away to be shared discussions about many things we are all thinking about and experiencing.”
There is a $25 suggested donation. Class size is limited to 12 participants. This program is supported in part by funds from the Older Americans Act. Sign up now by calling 633-3700.
If you are caring for another person and are not previously registered with Senior Services as a caregiver, please plan for a few extra minutes on the phone or to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a brief form. Respite scholarships may be available. If requesting respite care, notify when registering.