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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

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center*

10th Street, Niagara Falls, NY

 Thursday  August 20 – Sept. 24, 2015

12:30 – 3:00pm

Trinity Old Lutheran Church*

3445 Sheridan Dr., Amherst, NY  14226
 Tuesday  Sept. 1 – Oct. 6, 2015

4:00 – 6:30pm

Catholic Charities

128 Wilson St., Buffalo, NY  14212**

Respite care available for memory impaired adults.

Wednesday

Sept. 9 – Oct. 14, 2015

1:00 – 3:30pm

The Dale Centre*

33 Ontario St.  Lockport, NY  14094

 Thursday

 Oct 1 – Nov 5, 2015

1:00 – 3:30 pm

Terrace View Long Term Care Facility Chapel on the ECMC Campus

462 Grider St., Buffalo, NY  14215**

Thursday   Oct. 8 – Nov. 12, 2015

4:30 – 7:00pm

 Annunciation Parish*

Selbert Hall (behind church)

Corner Clinton St. & Schwartz Rd.

Elma, NY  14059
 Wednesday

Oct. 21 – Nov. 25, 2015

6:00 - 8:30pm 

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.