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August 10, 2016

Training course in Erie to help family caregivers thrive

Registration required, classes starts Sept. 7

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

What: Powerful
Tools for Caregivers
When: Wednesdays,
Sept. 7 – Oct. 12, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Erie
Community Center, 450 Powers Street, Erie

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
is a curse proven to help family caregivers enhance their self-care, reduce
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.

One caregiver who took the
course said, “After taking this class I am a more confident caregiver! Having
tools to resolve problems is a definite advantage in becoming a better
caregiver and a happier, wiser, healthier me.”

“Powerful Tools for
Caregivers” is open to Boulder County and Weld 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.
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 Emily Cooper, Boulder
County Area Agency on Aging, at 303-678-6116 or
infocaregiver@bouldercounty.org.