Live in Ross County or surrounding communities? Are you caring for a Veteran and looking for some educational tools to help you in your care-giving role?
The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) is sponsoring a free educational, supportive class just for caregivers of Veterans. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is designed to provide you with the tools to take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend. It is available to help 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 classes and provide interactive lessons, discussions, and brainstorming to help caregivers take the tools presented and place them in action. Attendees will receive a free book, “The Caregiver Helpbook,” developed specifically for the class that covers topics such as hiring in-home help, helping those with memory issues, making legal and financial decisions, and understanding depression.
“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” will give you the tools to:
• Help you reduce stress
• Set goals and problem solve
• Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, and paid help
• Take care of yourself
• Reduce guilt, anger and depression
• Help you relax
• Make tough decisions
• Share and learn from other caregivers of Veterans
Pre-registration for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is required by calling the Area Agency on Aging District 7 toll-free at 1-800-582-7277, extension 284, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The classes will be held in in Ross County beginning on February 14th and will meet each Thursday until March 21st. Classes will be held at the Synergy Family Foster Care Training Building, located at 769 East Main Street in Chillicothe.