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.
"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.
Iowa State University Extension is sponsoring "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" in Cherokee this February. This program has been tested and evaluated through a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Classes consist of six, 90 minute sessions held once a week. Two experienced leaders, Connie Nelson and Mary Tuttle, conduct each class. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming help you take the "tools" you choose and put them into action for your life.
Sessions are scheduled every Tuesday for six weeks and begin on Feb. 5. Classes will be held at ISU Extension & Outreach office from 10 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m. There is a $25 fee for the program.
For more information or to register, contact Mary Tuttle at 712-225-6196.