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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

 


If you are a caregiver to a parent, spouse or other older adult you may want to consider attending a new course offered in Watford City, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.”

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week educational program to provide family caregivers with tools to increase their self-care and confidence. This series of classes will be held on Thursdays, January 5 to February 9, 2017 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm CT at the NDSU Extension Service/McKenzie County (located in the County Building behind the McKenzie County Courthouse.) Pre-registration for this series is requested by Tuesday, January 3. Cost to attend is $35 per person, which includes class book and snacks.

Please email marcia.hellandsaas@ndsu.edu or contact the NDSU Extension Service/McKenzie County at 701-444-3451 if you are interested in attending.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers will provide you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face.

This 6-week course has been shown to improve:

Self-Care Behaviors (increased exercise, relaxation and medical check-ups)

Management of Emotions (reduced guilt, anger and depression)

Self-Efficacy (increased confidence in coping with caregiving demands)

Use of Community Resources (increased utilization of local services)

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program has reached over 70,000 family caregivers. It is designed to help you develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress, change negative self-talk, communicate your needs to family members and healthcare/service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions and deal with difficult feelings; plus make tough caregiving decisions (re: placement, driving issues, or finances.) Class participants will receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook 2nd ed, developed specifically for the class.

Powerful Tools is a program you can count on to make a positive difference in your life.

For more information, please contact the McKenzie County Extension Office at 701-444-3451.

 

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