Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a 15-hour course sponsored by the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (a division of the Boulder County Community Services Department), will begin on Aug. 21 in Longmont. This course provides “tools” to family caregivers of older adults to help ensure that they thrive, not just survive, during their caregiving.
What: Powerful Tools for Caregivers
When: Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aug. 21 through Sept. 25
Where: Atria Assisted Living, 2310 9th Ave., Longmont
Register: 303-678-6116 or InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org
Powerful Tools for Caregivers has been proven to help family caregivers enhance their self-care, reduce their stress levels, and feel better in general about their caregiving. It covers topics such as communicating effectively, asking for help, making action plans for self-care, using helpful resources, and more. In response to being asked what they liked best about the class recent participants said:
- “Excellent teachers, very organized and informative!”
- “Validation of feelings through listening to others and learning how to communicate about difficult situations.”
- “Helped me feel part of something larger than my own experience, since caregiving can be so isolating.”
- “Feeling like I am not the only one doing this!”
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is open to Boulder County residents providing care
for a relative, partner, or friend who is age 60 or over, or of any age if the person has dementia. There is no charge for the course, but donations are appreciated.
Pre-registration is required at 303-678-6116 or InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org. Financial assistance for respite care (substitute elder care during class sessions) may also be available to participants.
For more information, contact Juliette Kershner, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, at 303-678-6116 or InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org.
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