De-Stress Your Life With ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ Program

Feb. 9, 2024

Feeling stretched as a caregiver? Join the Oswego County Office for the Aging (OFA) for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” an educational series designed to provide caregivers with the tools they need to take care of themselves while caring for their loved one.

The series consists of six weekly sessions, held every Tuesday beginning on Feb. 27. Each virtual meeting runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Classes are free, thanks to support from the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition (NYSARC). Each participant will also receive “The Caregiver Helpbook,” a book developed specifically for these classes.

Two experienced class leaders will conduct the sessions, many of whom are experienced caregivers themselves and have successfully applied the techniques they teach.

The program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help them take the tools they learn and put them into action in their lives.

Registration is required, as class size is limited. The deadline for class registration is Tuesday, Feb. 20.

For more information or to register, contact Elizabeth Weimer at 315-349-3570 or elizabeth.weimer@oswegocountycom.