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 Washington this October. This program has been tested and evaluated through a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging. Local supporters include Washington State Bank, the Halcyon House and the Washington County Extension Office.
Classes consist of six, 90-minute sessions held once a week. Two experienced 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 Thursday for six weeks and begin on October 5. Classes will be held at The Halcyon House in the Harvest Room from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Thank you to the generous sponsorship from Washington State Bank there will be no charge for this program. For more information or to register, contact the Washington County Extension office at 319-653-4811, or Dawn Dunnegan at 319-217-9474.
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