Powerful Tools For Caregivers Class To Be Held In Albany

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The stress of providing care for a family member or friend with a chronic or disabling condition causes the caregiver’s health to also be at risk. It is important for caregivers not to neglect their needs. That is why Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care, in partnership with the Albany Senior Center, is offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational series designed to provide family caregivers the tools they need to take care of themselves while caring for an older relative or friend. This could be helping a parent, spouse or friend who lives at home, in a nursing home or across the country.

Worried that you can’t get away for the class? Inquire at Lumina if you need coverage for your care-receiver. There may be help available!

This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. This class is not designed for professional caregivers.

The course consists of six sessions held once a week. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the Caregiver Helpbook developed specifically for the class There is no cost to attend. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

This series, including the books, is made possible by a generous community grant from OCWCOG Senior & Disability Services Family Caregiver Support Program.

Classes will be held at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Avenue NW, Albany, OR from 5:00 to 7:30 pm every Monday beginning September 16 through October 21, 2019. To register, or for more information, contact Kim Rockwood at Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care, 541-757-9616. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Early registration is encouraged.

Founded as Benton Hospice Service in 1980, Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care™ is an independent, non-profit community resource providing responsive care for local residents nearing the end of life. Lumina ensures in-home comfort, compassion and control for every patient throughout their remaining days. Wherever home is.

For more information, please call 541-757-9616 or visit www.luminahospice.org.