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January 31, 2018

Training course helps family caregivers thrive – Sign up today for course in Boulder

Classes on Tuesdays, Feb. 13-March 20, registration required

Boulder County, Colo. - Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a 15-hour course sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a division of Community Services, will begin in mid-February in Boulder. The course is for family caregivers of older adults and provides them with tools to help ensure that they thrive, not just survive, during their caregiving.

What: Powerful Tools for Caregivers
When: Tuesdays, Feb. 13 through March 20, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Calvary Bible Church, 3245 Kalmia Avenue, Boulder

Powerful Tools for Caregivers has been proven to help family caregivers enhance their self-care, reduce their stress levels, and feel better in general about their caregiving. It covers topics such as communicating effectively, asking for help, making action plans for self-care, using helpful resources, and more. Caregivers who’ve taken the course say, “Thank you for giving me tools to cope!,” “What a beautiful and meaningful class! It came at just the right time for me,” and “Thank you for a great period of enlightenment.”

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is open to Boulder County residents providing care for a relative, partner, or friend who is age 60 or over, or of any age if the person has dementia. There is no charge for the course, but donations are appreciated. Pre-registration is required, at 303-678-6116 or InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org. Financial assistance for respite care (substitute elder care during class sessions) may be available to participants.

For more information, contact Juliette Kershner, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, at 303-678-6116 or InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org .

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