Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide tools you need to take care of yourself. If you take good care of yourself, you will be better prepared to take good care of your loved one. As a participant you will learn how to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.
Iowa State University Extension is sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Oskaloosa this September. This program has been tested and evaluated through a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging. Mahaska County Extension is making this series possible.
Classes consist of six, 90 minute sessions held once a week. Two group leaders conduct each class. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.
Sessions are scheduled every Wednesday for six weeks and begin on September 2. Classes will be held at Mahaska County Extension from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. There is a $20 fee per individual/couple for the program. For more information contact Lea De Cook at 641-673-5841. Online registration is available at https://bit.ly/ptc16406 until August 27. Registration is limited to meet social distancing requirements.