Caregiver classes beginning Aug. 18

Published 11:00 am Thursday, August 6, 2009

ST. JOSEPH – “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is designed to provide tools for caregivers. Hospice At Home, in partnership with and funded by Area Agency on Aging, is offering this program to help family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

Classes consist of six 2-hour sessions held once a week. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life. Participants will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $25 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, though not required.

Classes will be held at the Willows Assisted Living Facility, 3440 Niles Road, St. Joseph, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for six weeks beginning on Aug. 18. Respite care and transportation are available if necessary. To register, call (800) 717-3811. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.