Larimer County Coalition offers seminars for family caregivers

Are you feeling stretched as a family caregiver? Are you neglecting your own needs because you’re too busy? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to give you 35 helpful tools for caregiving. A Coalition including the Larimer County Office on Aging is sponsoring three classes staring the first week in October, titled Powerful Tools for Caregiver.

· Mondays, October 5 – November 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Services, 4401 Union St., Johnstown (1 mile east of 1-25 off of Hwy 34). Call 619-3458 to register.

· Wednesdays, October 7 – November 11, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr., Fort Collins. Call 221-6644 to register.

· Thursdays, October 8 – November 12, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Foothills Unitarian Church of Fort Collins, 1815 Yorktown Ave., Fort Collins, Call 493-5906 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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