Larimer County coalition offers Powerful Tools for Caregivers seminar

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 six upcoming 6-week classes titled Powerful Tools for Caregivers:

· Mondays, Aug. 13 – Sept. 24 , 3 – 5 p.m., Sterling House of Fort Collins, 1002 Rule Drive, Fort Collins. Call 970-229-9777 to register.

· Fridays, Sept. 7 – Oct. 12 , 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., The Hillcrest, 535 North Douglas Ave., Loveland. Call 970-593-9800 to register.

· Mondays, Sept. 10 – Oct. 22 , 4:30 – 6 p.m., Northern Colorado Rehab Hospital, 1 mile east of I-25, off of Hwy. 34, Loveland. Call 970-619-3477 to register.

· Wednesdays, Sept. 19 – Oct. 24 , 1 – 3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 531 S. College Ave., Fort Collins. Call 970-482-6107 to register.

· Tuesdays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 6, 12 – 1:30 p.m., Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, 1045 Robertson St., Fort Collins. Call 970-493-6667 to register.

· Wednesdays, Oct. 3 – Nov. 17 , 5:45 – 7:15 p.m., Aspen Club, Poudre Valley Hospital, Café B, 1024 S. Lemay, Fort Collins. Call 970-495-8560 to register.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers helps family caregivers acquire “tools” to increase their self-confidence. You will learn how to reduce stress, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, deal with difficult emotions and locate helpful resources.

This class is offered at no-cost and is intended to help you thrive as a caregiver, not just survive. For more information, contact Lynette McGowan, Caregiver Support Coordinator, Larimer County Office on Aging, 970-498-7758,

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