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February 8, 2017

Training Course in Boulder to Help Family Caregivers Thrive

Registration
required, classes start Tuesday, Feb. 28

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

What:
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
When:
Tuesdays, Feb. 28 – April 4, 1:30 – 4 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 include are overwhelming positive. “Thank you for giving me
tools to cope.” “What a beautiful and meaningful class! It came at just the
right time for me.” “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. To register, or for
more information, contact Emily Cooper, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, at 303-678-6116 or InfoCaregiver@bouldercounty.org. Financial assistance for respite care
(substitute elder care during class sessions) may be available to participants.