Powerful Tools for Caregivers

July 29, 2019 - September 9, 2019 Mondays 7/29 - 9/9 excluding 9/2nd (Labor day holiday) 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan, 1609 Park Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686

Contact: Patricia Roth

Powerful Tools for Caregivers will address topics to better help caregivers understand and manage those they are caring for. Classes will cover the following topics:

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

And classes also focus on the Caregiver's needs as well by addressing:

  • Stress reduction
  • Communication with family members, doctors and other providers
  • How to take care of yourself
  • Reducing guilt, anger and depression
  • Relaxation
  • Making tough decisions
  • Setting goals
  • Problem solving techniques

This class is free and open to anyone who cares for a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home or across the country. Classes will be held on Mondays only from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM on July 29 - September 9, 2019, excluding September 2nd for the Labor Day holiday. 

If you would like more information on MSU Extension's Wellness programming or would like to register for these classes, please contact Patty Roth by email at bannonpa@msu.edu or by calling (231) 882-0026. 

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