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Powerful Tools


A six-week educational program designed to provide family 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.  If you are caring for a friend or family member this is the current class schedule.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Schedule


Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes

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. Pre-Registration is required - Call (716) 858-2177 or e-mail caregiver@erie.gov for more information about Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes and to register.  There is a $25 cost for the course, which includes a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook*

Class Location Day Dates and Times
Orchard Heights*
5200 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Orchard Park, NY  14127
 Monday  

May 11, 18 (skip 25th) –

June 22, 2015

6:00 – 8:30pm
Temple Beth Zion*
805 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209
 Monday  

June 1 – July 6, 2015

6:00 – 8:30pm

St. Mary of the Lake Parish Center*

4737 Lakeshore Rd. (Rt. 5),Hamburg, NY  14075

Tuesday

July 7 - Aug.11, 2015

6:00 - 8:30pm

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center*

10th Street, Niagara Falls, NY

Thursday   

August 20 – Sept. 24, 2015

12:30 – 3:00pm

Additional classes are being scheduled. For more information or to register, contact:

Erie County Department of Senior Services at (716) 858-2177 or e-mail: caregiver@erie.gov

Class listing is also on our website at: www2.erie.gov/seniorservices

* Complete course cost is covered for all Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WNY and Independent Health members.

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

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