Thursdays, June 1 – July 6, 12:30-3:00pm, Trailside Center, 4700 Dublin Ave in Midland
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.
For all caregiver classes, 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 for registration or arrive 15 minutes before the program. Respite scholarships may be available. If requesting respite care, notify when registering. We regret to inform you that we are unable to accommodate professional and/or paid caregivers are this event.