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May 3, 2018

Training course in Lafayette helps family caregivers thrive – Sign up today

Classes on Mondays, May 14 - June 25, registration required

Boulder County, Colo. - Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a 15-hour course sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a division of the Community Services Department, will begin in mid-May in Lafayette. 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: Mondays, May 14 - June 25 (skipping Memorial Day) 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Where: TRU PACE, 2593 Park Lane, Lafayette
Cost: There is no charge for the course, but registration is required

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. In response to being asked what they liked best about the class recent participants said: “Excellent teachers, very organized and informative!,” “My own feelings were validated through listening to others and learning how to communicate about difficult situations,” and “It helped me feel part of something larger, since caregiving can be so isolating.”

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. For more information or to register contact Juliette Kershner, 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.

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