If you hire someone to care for a loved one while you work, call your mom weekly to see if she is okay, help a parent with finances, take your spouse to doctor’s appointments, or have a loved one living with a chronic illness, then this class is designed just for you. A Coalition including the Larimer County Office on Aging is sponsoring a 6-week class, scheduled to start soon, titled Powerful Tools for Caregivers:

· Tuesdays, September 16 – October 21, 4 – 6 p.m., First United Presbyterian Church, 400 E. 4th Street, Loveland. Call 492-5980 to register.
· Tuesdays, September 23 – October 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, 1045 Robertson St., Fort Collins. Call 493-6667 to register.
· Wednesdays, September 24 – October 29, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., McKee Conference Wellness Center, 2000 N. Boise, Loveland. Call 635-4097 to register.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers helps family caregivers acquire ‘tools’ to increase their self- confidence. If you care for yourself; it will benefit the person you are caring for. You will learn how to: reduce stress, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, deal with difficult emotions, and locate helpful resources.

For more information, contact Lynette McGowan, Caregiver Support Coordinator, Larimer County Office on Aging, (970) 498-7758, lmcgowan@larimer.org.

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