Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes
August 14, 2008
Are you a caregiver?
A caregiver is someone who helps a relative or friend with the things that he or she cannot do due to the disabling effects of a chronic medical condition or age.
Caregivers are a diverse group of people, not only ethnically and culturally, but in their relationships and duties. They are daughters, sons, husbands, wives, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, friends, neighbors, and healthcare workers.
Many people do not identify themselves as caregivers, but most people are caregivers at some point in their lives. It is often quite challenging trying to balance life as a caregiver.
DeKalb County Hospice is sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers, for people helping relatives or friends. Through six 2 1/2 hour sessions beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6 to 8:30 p.m. and held on a weekly basis, caregivers learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, and locate helpful resources. Attendees also learn how to increase their ability to make tough decisions and balance their lives.
Pre-registration is required. Call Val Heintz or Helen Maurer, L.C.S.W. at 815.756.3000 for more information about Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes and to register. Class size is limited. Class participation includes receiving a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook. There is no cost for this class.Share |