Caregiver program offered through JRMC, ISU Extension

     Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.

     “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is an educational series designed to provide tools you need to take care of yourself. If you take good care of yourself, you will be better prepared to take good care of your loved one. As a participant you will learn how to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

     Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” in Anamosa this fall. This program has been tested and evaluated through a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging. Local support has been received from Jones Regional Medical Center, Heritage Area Agency on Aging, and Jones County ISU Extension and Outreach.

     Classes consist of six 90-minute sessions held once a week. Two experienced leaders conduct each class. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.

     Sessions are scheduled every Wednesday for six weeks and begin Sept. 20, 2017. Classes will be held at Jones Regional Medical Center, Clinic Conference Room, 1795 Highway 64 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Participants will receive a copy of the “The Caregiver Helpbook.” There is a $30 fee for the program.

     For more information or to register, contact the Jones County ISU Extension and Outreach office at 319-465-3224.


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