Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Date: September 19, 2017 - October 17, 2017
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Four Points Center for Successful Aging, 1051 S. Beacon Blvd. Grand Haven, MI 49417
Contact: Georgina Perry, 616-632-7884, perrygeo@anr.msu.edu

This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend (no professional caregivers, please). You will benefit from the class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Please note that this class will not focus on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving for the care receiver.

This class will give YOU, the family caregiver, tools to:

  • Help you reduce stress
  • Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, paid help
  • Take care of yourself
  • Reduce guilt, anger, and depression
  • Help you relax
  • Make tough decisions
  • Set goals and problem-solve

The class covers the following topics:

  • Hiring in-home help                              
  • Understanding depression
  • Helping memory-impaired elders       
  • Making decisions about driving
  • Making legal and financial decisions 
  • Making decisions about care facility placement

After taking this class I am a more confident caregiver! Having tools to resolve problems is a definite advantage in becoming a better caregiver and a happier, wiser, healthier me… and a healthier ‘us’!” – Peggy, Caregiver

Registration is required. Register by contacting Georgina Perry, 616-632-7884, perrygeo@anr.msu.edu

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