Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. This class is made available through a grant from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Senior Choices of Southwest Florida in collaboration with Lee Memorial Health System and the CARE Program.
Classes began at The Chapel by the Sea at 100 Chapel St. on Jan. 15. Sessions are held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information or to register, please call 343-9221. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.
This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.
Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Two experienced class leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the "tools" you choose and put them into action for your life.
You will receive a book, The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. A donation of $25 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class.