six-week educational series designed to help minimize the risks of stress and depression by teaching the skills family caregivers need to take care of themselves and feel more confident in the care they provide. This series is for anyone providing unpaid help to an adult who needs some assistance or who has a chronic condition, such as a dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or cancer. It also offers support and opportunities to learn from each other. Participants develop their own personalized action plans and goals and discuss a variety of topics including: strategies to reduce stress; how to communicate effectively with other family members, medical and service providers; tools to increase confidence in handling difficult situations and tough decisions; the importance of self-care; and how to reduce feelings of guilt, anger and depression. .
There is no fee for the class, but the Caregiver Handbook will be available for purchase.
Presenters: Jessica McDougall 425-514-3187
Rona Besterman 425-740-3793
DATES: Every Thursday 4/11-5/16
Maple Park Church
17620 60th Ave. W
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED