Caregiver Academy to start on Aug. 1


From Alessandra Toscanelli

Media Outreach Specialist

Five County AOG

 

Are you the caregiver for an aging person? Are feelings of frustrations impacting your ability to be happy about your role as a caregiver? Would you like to learn new tools and approaches to caregiving? Do you want to meet other caregivers who can support you in your role as a caregiver for your loved one?

 

If you answered yes to any of the questions, then this FREE six week mini-course is perfect for you. Caring for our loved ones can be challenging. Come share your experiences and learn from others in a safe and supportive environment.

 

The Caregiver Academy is beginning on Aug. 1 in at Five County Associations of Government building in Cedar City. It will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. at 585 N. Main in Cedar City.

 

The Caregiver Academy consists of six gatherings of real-life training that support family and community caregivers in developing the skills needed to succeed in an in-home care environment. This self-care education program for family caregivers provides you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face.

 

The series is designed to empower family caregivers of adults with chronic conditions to take better care of themselves. The “tools” learned benefit caregivers by helping them reduce stress, improve caregiving confidence, establish balance in their lives, communicate their needs, make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

Participants in the Caregiver Academy develop a common bond though shared stories. After attending the course, participants feel more self-assured as caregivers and have the tools to resolve problems easily and skillfully.

 

Classes are conducted by professionals from the Five County AOG Area Agency on Aging. The cost is FREE and the only requirement for registration is a commitment to care for yourself and attend each session. All attendees receive a free copy of county resource books and a Managing Care Guide (workbook). Space is limited.

 

Please preregister by calling (435) 673-3548.

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