Powerful Tools for Caregivers MSU Extension & AAANWMi Fully Online

November 3, 2020 - December 8, 2020

Zoom Webinar

Contact: For more information, contact Pam Daniels at danie270@msu.edu or 231-592-0792.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence-based program designed to equip caregivers with a range of self-care tools to help them reduce personal stress and communicate effectively with family members and healthcare providers. This is a program to help the caregiver take care of themselves.

This 6-week program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend (no professional caregivers, please). You will benefit from the workshop whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Please note that this workshop will not focus on specific diseases or hands-on care giving for the care receiver.

This workshop will give YOU, the family caregiver, tools to:

  • Help you reduce stress
  • Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, paid help
  • Take care of yourself
  • Reduce guilt, anger, and depression
  • Help you relax
  • Make tough decisions
  • Set goals and problem-solve

The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Hiring in-home help
  • Understanding depression
  • Helping memory-impaired elders
  • Making decisions about driving
  • Making legal and financial decisions

Cost: FREE


1.  Due to some of the sensitive discussions, and to allow yourself the opportunity to talk freely, you may wish to separate yourself from your care-receiver during class time. 
2.  Staff will contact you by email, 1 week prior to the class start date for a brief orientation to zoom.


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