Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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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 and Outreach, Chickasaw County, in partnership with Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, is sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers in New Hampton beginning the Wednesday after Labor Day. This program has been tested and evaluated through a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Classes consist of six, 2 ½ hour 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 Wednesday for six weeks and begin on September 4. Classes will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in the Fireside room from 9:30 am - noon.  There is a $30 fee for the program and includes The Caregiver Helpbook (a $30 value).

 
Individuals can register at http://bit.ly/ptc13546.
 
Or call Cindy Thompson | Human Sciences Specialist/Family Life
641-229-6644 or cpthom08@iastate.edu
 
Or Val Horner | Chickasaw County ISU Extension and Outreach
641-394-2174 or vhorner@iastate.edu
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