"Powerful Tools for Caregivers" Educational Program Offered

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 11, 2017 / comments

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Senior Health Education Program and Family Caregiver Support Program are pleased to present a “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” educational series. This six-week program will be held 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Friday afternoon from February 24 through March 31, 2017, at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center located at 900 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills. 

The trainings in the educational series will provide caregivers of older adults with tools and strategies to assist them in handling the unique challenges they face. The series topics include:

February 24, 2017 – Taking Care of You
March 3, 2017 – Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress
March 10, 2017 – Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns
March 17, 2017 – Communicating in Challenging Situations
March 24, 2017 – Learning From Our Emotions
March 31, 2017 – Mastering Caregiving Decisions

Participants of the educational series are asked to attend all six sessions; certificates of completion will be presented at the end of the series. The training is comprehensive and evidence based. Respite is available to qualified caregivers; pre-authorization is required for respite services.

Class size is limited and registration is required. The training series is offered at no cost; donations are accepted. Please call (530) 621-6192 or (800) 510-2020 to register or for questions. For more information about services for seniors and caregivers in El Dorado County, please visit www.edcgov.us/HumanServices.