Attention All Caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one? Would you like to learn tools to help you balance your life and assist in meeting the challenges you may face? The Columbia County Office for the Aging will be offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a FREE 6-week, 90 minutes per class, educational program for family and friends who are caring for individuals with chronic conditions. The class will be held on Thursdays, 3:30 – 5:00pm, beginning April 28th through June 2nd. To make it convenient for caregivers, the program will be online and will focus on providing caregivers with skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for others. Self-care tools to reduce personal stress, assist caregivers in dealing with difficult feelings and making tough caregiver decisions will be taught. Caregivers will also learn how to communicate their needs to family members and healthcare providers as well as how to communicate more effectively in challenging situations. Class participants will also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, which was developed specifically for the class.  Space is limited so please call the OFA office at 518-828-4258 today to register.