“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” offers six week training

Caregiving is rewarding, but can also be stressful – physically, emotionally, and financially. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is a 6-week class designed to provide caregivers with the tools and skills needed to help take care of themselves as they care for a loved one. Certified, experienced class leaders will conduct the six two-and-a-half hour class sessions, Wednesdays from 5-7:30pm, September 19 and 26 and October 3, 10, 17, and 24, at Orange City Area Health System main campus lower level meeting room at 1000 Lincoln Circle SE in Orange City. The cost is $30 and includes all course materials (value of $25) plus a light meal. In-home Senior Companion assistance is available for participants’ dependents during class time. Class size is limited and registration is required by Sept. 14 by calling Barb Gerling, Senior Companion Program, 712-476-2628, or online at ocHealthSystem.org/educational-programs. This valuable class is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Senior Companion Program of Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, and Sioux counties and Orange City Area Health System.