ISU Extension and Outreach offers ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ classes

Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis.

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is sponsoring “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” and the classes will be held in the upper level of the Le Mars Convention Center on Tuesday mornings starting March 11 to April 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Plymouth County Extension office is located at 251 12th St SE in Le Mars in the Le Mars Convention Center.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide tools you need to take care of yourself. If you take good care of yourself, you will be better prepared to take good care of your loved one. As a participant you will learn how to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six, 90 minute sessions held once a week. Two experienced leaders conduct each class. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life. See the National Powerful Tools for Caregivers website at www.powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org.

There is a $10 fee for the program with scholarships available. For more information or to register, contact the Plymouth County Extension Office at xplymouth@iastate.edu or 712-546-7835.

This program is supported locally by ISU Extension and Outreach Plymouth County Extension and the Floyd Valley Hospital.

See this and all family resources through ISU Extension and Outreach locally at www.extension.iastate.edu/plymouth . Extension and Outreach is focused on feeding people, keeping them healthy, helping their communities to prosper and thrive, and turning the world over to the next generation in better shape than we found it.

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