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May 4, 2020

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging Offers New Online Caregiver Program Beginning in May

New pilot program is now open for registrations

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Area Agency on Aging invites interested caregivers to participate in the upcoming class, “Hero's Journey of the Caregiver.” This program is an eight-hour weekly course spanning four weeks and will begin this May. The course is intended for informal and family caregivers of older adults and will focus on providing participants with tools to help ensure that they thrive, not just survive, during caregiving.

The “Hero's Journey of the Caregiver” course is inspired by the work of Joseph Campbell, a scholar who popularized various theories on hero myth narratives. Using a multi-media approach (video clips, art, poetry, self-reflection, and discussion all online via video conferencing), the course will offer opportunities for the inner hero to show up in caregiving and ultimately move through obstacles on this journey. There are two ongoing classes and time options available. Registrants can select to attend one of the following classes:

  • Tuesdays, May 19 to June 9, 2020 from 10 a.m.- noon
  • Thursdays, May 21 to June 11, 2020 from 6-8 p.m.

This program is open to Boulder County residents providing care for a relative, partner, or friend who is age 60 or over, or of any age if the person has dementia. There is no charge for the course, but donations are appreciated. Video conferencing applications and internet will be required for the course.

For more information or to register for the course, please contact Program Manager Rebekah Van Sweden at or by calling 303-441-3945. Participants will be required to provide additional eligibility details and to complete a CIA registration form to participate.