Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an evidence-based workshop for family caregivers, will be offered by the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Sheboygan County, ONLINE for six consecutive Thursdays from 10 am – 11:30 am beginning on Thursday, April 15 and running through Thursday, May 20, 2021. Participants will learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Space is limited and registration requested no later than April 7, 2021.
As caregivers are currently spending much of their time at home with their loved ones or are unable to visit their loved ones who are quarantined in care facilities, they may be feeling a greater amount of stress due to a number of reasons. Loved ones may also be feeling the stress of changed or disrupted schedules.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers can help caregivers identify and manage stress, manage difficult feelings due to losses, schedule changes, increased responsibilities, trying to manage work and caregiving, etc. They will also learn effective communication tools and several relaxation techniques that can help ease the challenges of caregiving.
To participate, caregivers will need to have access to a computer, laptop or tablet (camera and microphone required) and have internet access. They will receive a brief phone call from the program leader prior to the first session on how to use the computer meeting program that will be used, so minimal computer skills are necessary.
To register for the online Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop or to learn about other supports and services for family caregivers offered through the Aging & Disability Resource Center contact Lisa Hurley, Caregiver Coordinator at 920-467-4079 / Lisa.Hurley@SheboyganCounty.com.
You are a caregiver if you….
• Help a loved one with medications
• Go grocery shopping for or with someone
• Take a loved one to doctor visits and help interpret the doctor’s directions
• Check on a loved one’s dietary needs
• Care for someone long distance
• Help with cleaning, laundry, or other home chores
• Provide care for a family member in their home or yours
• Are the primary caregiver for a person in a facility