Program Contact Valeree Lecey or Cathy Bonvicini Ph: 262-284-8120
Toll Free: 866-537-4261
Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Family Caregiving
Powerful Tools for Caregiving is designed for family caregivers (no professional caregivers, please) of elders or persons impacted by serious illness or injury. Whether you are helping a spouse, parent, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country, it doesn't matter. What is important is that you are interested in learning some tools to help you in your caregiving role and to recognize that caring for others is not only rewarding, but at times stressful.
You will learn tools to:
Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, and paid helpers
Help reduce stress
Help you relax
Make tough decisions
Reduce guilt, anger, and depression
Set goals and solve problems
Take care of yourself
NEXT CLASS - FALL 2016 Call for information on next date (262) 284-8120 or (262) 238-8120
The class is free, however, a $20 donation would be appreciated for the series to help cover the cost of materials.
You will receive a How-to-do-it Book to accompany the class content. This book contains 15 chapters including:
Helping memory-impaired elders
Hiring in-home help
Making decisions about care facility placement
Making decisions about driving
Making legal and financial decisions
Please note: Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Registrations are accepted at any time. For more information on the this series please contact Jan at the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Ozaukee County at 262-284-8120.
Past Participant Comments
"I am grateful for having had the opportunity to participate in this class. Please keep offering it so you can help other people out there struggling with the same problems."
"I was in crisis mode when I began the class. My mother was acting out in a major way, and the class helped me to handle this in a mature, productive way."
"Besides discussing methods of coping, I enjoyed sharing laughs with people who understand caregiving situations."
"I enjoyed the presentation and interaction (sharing) with other people. I learned to take care of myself and also how to take better care of Mom through the tools we were taught."
Come join us today! Discover what a difference this class can make in your life.