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January 14, 2016

Training Program for Family Caregivers Offered Wednesdays beginning Feb. 17

Classes will be held Feb. 17 - Mar. 23 in Longmont

Boulder County, Colo. - Area
Agency on Aging, a Division of Community Services, is offering a training
program for family caregivers of older adults to teach self-care skills to
utilize while providing care for loved ones.

Tools for Caregivers
is a 15-hour course (meets once a week for 2½ hours)
which gives family caregivers the tools to deal with the emotional challenges
of caregiving. Classes, taught by trained leaders, help caregivers learn to
reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate their feelings, bring more balance
to their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions, and use helpful
resources. Each caregiver receives The
Caregiver Helpbook: Powerful Tools for
The course will be
Wednesdays, Feb. 17 – March 23,
from 2 – 4:30 p.m., in Longmont.

course is open to Boulder County residents providing local or long-distance
care for a relative, partner or friend who is 60 or older, or of any age if the
person has dementia. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated.
Financial assistance for respite care (substitute elder care) during class
periods is available.

Pre-registration for the class is required. Please call
303-678-6116 or email
to register or for more information.