County coalition offers Powerful Tools for Caregivers

If you hire someone to care for a loved one while you work, call your mom weekly to see if she is okay, help a parent with finances, take your spouse to doctor’s appointments, or have a loved one living with a chronic illness, then this class is designed just for you. A coalition including the Larimer County Office on Aging is sponsoring several classes, titled Powerful Tools for Caregivers:

· Thursdays, January 28 – March 3, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lutheran Family Services, 2850 McClelland Drive, #3200, Fort Collins. Call 970-232-1180 to register.
· Tuesdays, February 16 – March 22, 10 to 11:45 a.m., Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, 1045 Robertson Street, Fort Collins. Call 970-493-6667 to register.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers helps family caregivers acquire ‘tools’ to increase their self-confidence. If you care for yourself; it will benefit the person you are caring for. You will learn how to: Reduce stress, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, deal with difficult emotions, and locate helpful resources.

For more information, contact Lynette McGowan, Caregiver Support Coordinator, Larimer County Office on Aging, 970-498-7758, lmcgowan@larimer.org.

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