Powerful Tools for Caregivers class sessions starting soon!

Modified: February 7, 2020 12:13pm

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  • Classes for People Helping Older Relatives or Friends 

    A six-week educational program designed to provide caregivers the tools needed for taking care of themselves is now being offered. Through six 2 1/2 hour sessions held on a weekly basis caregivers learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, and locate helpful resources. Attendees also learn how to increase their ability to make tough decisions and balance their lives.  

     

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Classes for People Helping Older Relatives or Friends 

We offer a six-week educational program designed to provide caregivers with the tools they need to take care of themselves while caring for their loved one. Classes are offered once a week for six weeks, with each session lasting either 2 ½ hours or 1 ½ hours.

Caregivers will learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, and locate helpful resources. Caregivers will also learn how to increase their ability to make tough decisions and balance their lives. 

Registration is required - Please contact us at (716) 858-8526 or e-mail caregiver@erie.gov for more information and to register.

There is a suggested contribution of $25 for the course, which includes a copy of the Caregiver Helpbook.

Course is covered for all Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WNY and Independent Health members.

Course is covered in full by Health Foundation of Western & Central NY Cultural Diversity Grant funding for those that are uninsured.

April 29 - June 3, 2020
6:00pm-7:30pm

Wednesdays GreenField Health and Rehabilitation Center
5949 Broadway, Lancaster 14086
May 6 - June 10, 2020
9:00am-10:30am
Wednesdays Presbyterian Village at North Church
214 Village Park Dr. Williamsville 14221

Additional classes are being scheduled.

Co-sponsored by The University at Buffalo, School of Public Health and Health Professions and the Erie County Caregiver Coalition.

https://news.wbfo.org/post/powerful-tools-classes-return-reminding-family-caregivers-take-care

 

Contact

 

Phone: (716) 858-8526

Erie County Department of Senior Services
95 Franklin Street, 13th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Phone Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm