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‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ workshop begins Jan. 29 in Arbor Vitae

January 28, 2020

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. 

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is an educational workshop series designed to provide tools needed for caregivers to take care of themselves.  

“If you take good care of yourself, you will be better prepared to take good care of your loved one” Vilas County ADRC family caregiver coordinator Amie Rein said. 

As a participant, learn how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, balance life, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Oneida and Vilas County are co-sponsoring “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” in Arbor Vitae starting on Jan. 29. This program was adapted from a model from Stanford University, and has been test and evaluated. 

Classes consist of six, 2-hour sessions held once a week. Two experienced leaders conduct each class. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming help participants take the “tools” choosen and put them into action.

Sessions are every Wednesday for six weeks and begin on Jan. 29. Classes will be held at the Peace Lutheran Church in Arbor Vitae from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, contact the ADRC of Vilas County at 715-479-3625.

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