Educational series for caregivers to be offered in Waukon beginning April 6

Over 50 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis.
“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is an educational series designed to provide tools caregivers need to take care of themselves. Caregivers who take good care of themselves are better prepared to take good care of their loved ones. Participants will learn how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, balance their lives, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.
Iowa State University Extension and Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging are sponsoring “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” in Waukon starting in April. This program has been tested and evaluated through a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Classes consist of six 90-minute sessions held once a week. Two experienced leaders conduct each class. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming help participants take the “tools” they choose and put them into action life.
Sessions are scheduled every Monday from 2-3:30 p.m. for six weeks from April 6 through May 11. Classes will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital, 40 1st Street SE in Waukon. There is no cost to attend these sessions. The registration deadline is April 2. To register or for more information about the class or respite assistance call 1-800-233-4603.