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January 31, 2018

Training course helps family caregivers thrive – Sign up today for course in Boulder

Classes on Tuesdays, Feb. 13-March 20, registration required

Boulder County, Colo. - Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a 15-hour course sponsored by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a division of Community Services, will begin in mid-February in Boulder. The course is for family caregivers of older adults and provides them with tools to help ensure that they thrive, not just survive, during their caregiving.

What: Powerful Tools for Caregivers
When: Tuesdays, Feb. 13 through March 20, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Where: Calvary Bible Church, 3245 Kalmia Avenue, Boulder

Powerful Tools for Caregivers has been proven to help family caregivers enhance their self-care, reduce their stress levels, and feel better in general about their caregiving. It covers topics such as communicating effectively, asking for help, making action plans for self-care, using helpful resources, and more. Caregivers who’ve taken the course say, “Thank you for giving me tools to cope!,” “What a beautiful and meaningful class! It came at just the right time for me,” and “Thank you for a great period of enlightenment.”

Powerful Tools for Caregivers 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. Pre-registration is required, at 303-678-6116 or Financial assistance for respite care (substitute elder care during class sessions) may be available to participants.

For more information, contact Juliette Kershner, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, at 303-678-6116 or .

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