Free caregiving class coming to Zoom on Nov. 16

Date: November 10, 2020 | Category: News

Care Connection for Aging Services will host a free workshop called “Caring for You, Caring for Me” based on curriculum from the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving.
The workshop will take place at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays for three weeks beginning Nov. 16. It is free, but registration is required by calling 1-800-748-7826.
The small-group sessions will cover caregiving essentials such as
•What It Means to be a Caregiver
•Taking Care of Yourself
•Building Cooperative Relationships
•Preventing and Solving Problems
•Accessing and Developing Resources
The classes are aimed at men and women who are family and volunteer caregivers – people who are providing assistance or support to people with long term illnesses or disabilities.
More than 40 million unpaid caregivers serve adults ages 65 and older nationally. Of those, nine-in-ten are providing care for an aging relative.
The goals for the “Caring for You, Caring for Me” program are to help people gain information; learn coping methods for stress; learn about resources available; and discover ways of working together to reduce some of the frustration and barriers they face in their caregiving.
Care Connection for Aging Services, a non-profit area agency on aging with a mission to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences, operates 22 locations in 13 west-Central Missouri counties.
For more information, visit goaging.org or call 1-800-748-7826.