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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This is an evidence-based program for unpaid, family caregivers to learn the skills and gain the confidence needed to better care for themselves while caring for others. The class meets once a week on Wednesdays for six weeks. Participants will develop a wealth of self-care tools to reduce personal stress, communicate their needs effectively in challenging situations, deal with difficult emotions and make tough caregiving decisions. Participants will also receive a copy of “The Caregiver Helpbook,” developed specifically for the class.

“After taking this class I am a more confident caregiver! Having tools to resolve problems is a definite advantage in becoming a better caregiver and a happier, wiser, healthier me… and a healthier ‘us’!”      

Two specialists will lead the program — Lisa Bakke, psychologist and Geriatric Mental Health Specialist at JFS, and Ruth Egger, gerontologist and independent trainer.

Wednesdays
February 20 – March 27, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Herzl-Ner Tamid Congregation
3700 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island

Cost: Free

Register with Lisa Bakke at lbakke@jfsseattle.org or (206) 861-8790.

Participants are asked to attend all six classes. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

This class is made possible because of Jewish Family Service, Powerful Tools for Caregivers and Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation.

Learn more about caregiver support with these workshops:
Caring for Aging Loved Ones: Long-Distance Support, April 9, 2019
Caring for Aging Loved Ones: A Teamwork Approach, May 7, 2019


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