"Powerful Tools for Caregivers" Educational Program Offered

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 13, 2018 / comments

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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 for older adults. This six-week program will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday afternoon from May 25 through June 29, 2018, at the Placerville Senior Center located at 937 Spring Street in Placerville.

The trainings in the educational series will provide caregivers aged 60 or older with tools and strategies to assist them in handling the unique challenges they face. The series topics include:

May 25, 2018 – Taking Care of You
June 1, 2018 – Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress
June 8, 2018 – Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns
June 15, 2018 – Communicating in Challenging Situations
June 22, 2018 – Learning From Our Emotions
June 29, 2018 – Mastering Caregiving Decisions

Participants of the educational series should plan 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 older adults and caregivers in El Dorado County, please visit https://www.edcgov.us/SeniorService.aspx.