Powerful Tools

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Schedule

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.

Please stay tuned for upcoming scheduled classes. We hope you enjoy the video below that discusses the available caregiving resources in Erie County.


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

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