Caregiver Class

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.

Class Overview

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

​October 8 - November 15, 2018

 Call for more information or to register (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
  • Understanding depression
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 Valeree at the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Ozaukee County at 262-284-8120 or 262-238-8120 (metro).

New On-Line Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Call for upcoming dates.

Same class as above only this one is in your own home using your personal computer and internet.  
For more information and to register
, call Katrina Serwe, PhD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor at Concordia University Wisconsin at 262-243-4238 or contact her by email at

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.