Powerful Tools

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Schedule

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.  

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

Trinity Old Lutheran Church*
3445 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY 14226


May 17 - June 21, 2016

5:00pm - 7:30pm

Dent Neurological Institute*
3980 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY 14226 


June 1 - July 6, 2016

11:30am - 1:00pm

Museum of disABILITY History*
3826 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226

(Presented by Venture Forthe)


July 7th - August 11th

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Fallon Health Weinberg- Lower Conference Room*
461 John James Audubon Pkwy
Amherst, NY 14228


June 28 - August 2, 2016


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.