Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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, Winneshiek County, in partnership with Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, is sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers in Decorah starting in March. 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 Friday for six weeks and begin on March 8. Classes will be held at the Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging office (NEI3A, 607 Washington St.) in Decorah from 9:30 am - noon.  There is a $30 fee for the program and includes The Caregiver Helpbook (a $30 value). Individuals can register athttp://bit.ly/ptfc11633.For more information or for help registering, contact Cindy Thompson (Human Sciences Specialist/Family Life) at 641-229-6655/cpthom08@iastate.edu or Francesca Reyes (Winneshiek Extension Office Manager) at 563-382-2949/freys1@iastate.edu.

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