The ADRC will offer a caregiving class beginning in April, Powerful Tools for Caregivers. This is a six-week class that helps caregivers learn to care themselves.
Are you caring for a loved one? Are you helping a relative, neighbor, or friend with transportation, grocery shopping, housekeeping, finances, medications, or personal cares? If so, you are a caregiver. Like many caregivers, you may not identify as a caregiver. You identify as a son, daughter, spouse or partner, friend, or neighbor. It is important to recognize that as you are helping someone else, you also need to take care of yourself.
This two-and-a-half-hour program is an evidence-based workshop for caregivers of older adults. By taking care of yourself, you are better equipped to provide care. Topics addressed include time management, goal setting, problem solving, caregiving transitions, effective communication, community resources, improved emotional well-being, and reducing stress, guilt, depression, and anger.
Classes will be held April 12 through May 17 from 9:30 am to 12 noon in the Wesley room. The suggested donation for the class is $20 which includes the book, “The Caregiver Helpbook”. With advance notice respite care is available upon request.
To register for the workshop, please call Kari Dombrowski at 262-284-8120. Last day to register is Monday, April 10.