Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Powerful Tools for Caregivers® is an education program to help family and friends caring for older adults with long-term health conditions (e.g. storke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and others).
How do you know if Powerful Tools for Caregivers is right for you? Family caregiving knows no boundaries. Whether you provide care for someone at home or are responsible for someone in a long-term residence, down the block or miles away, you are a caregiver.
Powerful Tools helps caregivers develop skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for others. It is a six-week series led by trained facilitators using a standardized curriculum. This educational program is a series of six classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of them. The "tools" learned in these series benefits caregivers by helping them reduce stress, improve caregiving confidence, establish balance in their lives, communicate their needs, make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.
Class topics include: Taking Care of You, Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress, Communicating Feelings, Needs and Concerns, Learning from Emotions, Communicating in Challenging Situations & Mastering Caregiving Decisions.
Classes will be held on Wednesday in March and April from 9:30 - 11 a.m. at the Stauth Memorial Museum in Montezuma and a repeat class from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Dodge City Senior Center. The dates are: March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 and 8. The cost is $5.00 per person which will cover the workbook and refreshments. Each location is limited to 25 participants, so please RSVP by March 2 by calling the Ford County Extension Office at 620-227-4542 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org