Feeling stressed as a caregiver?
Research studies find high rates of depression and anxiety among caregivers and increased vulnerability to health problems. Caregivers frequently cite restriction of personal activities and social life as problems. They often feel they have no control over events, and that feeling of powerlessness has a significant negative impact on caregivers’ physical and emotional health.
Tools You Can Count On!
The Palm Beach County Division of Senior Services is facilitating a Powerful Tools for Caregivers series beginning Thursday, September 7 through October 5.
Classes are held on Thursdays, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Mid County Senior Center, located at 3680 Lake Worth Road, in Lake Worth.
Teaches Self Care
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide caregivers with the tools needed to take care of themselves while caring for a family member or friend, whether that person lives nearby or far away. The goal is to help caregivers thrive and provide better care to their care recipients.
This program helps caregivers to:
- Reduce stress
- Improve self-confidence
- Communicate feelings better
- Balance their lives
- Increase their ability to make tough decisions
- Locate helpful resources
Classes Held Weekly
Classes consist of six (6) sessions held once a week. Participants receive a resource book, “The Caregiver Help-book.”
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call (561) 357-7135.
The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program is an evidence-based education program offering a unique combination of elements. The scripted curriculum and the intricately detailed training material, have guaranteed its consistency and quality. The program utilizes a train-the-trainer method of dissemination.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a program you can count on to make a positive difference in your life.