Caregivers workshop in offing

ESCANABA — Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week in-person workshop, designed for the non-professional, informal family caregiver, will be held on Thursdays, May 9 through June 13, 2024 from 1:30-3:00 p.m., at Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice, 914 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette.

Research studies find high rates of depression and anxiety among caregivers and increased vulnerability to health problems. Caregivers frequently cite restriction of personal activities and social life as problems.

In addition, caregivers often feel a lack of control over events and a sense of powerlessness which can have a significant negative impact on their physical and emotional health.

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program will provide caregivers tools to help reduce stress and increase relaxation, make tough decisions, reduce guilt, anger and depression, communicate effectively, set goals and problem solve and take better care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.

Caregivers will benefit from the workshop whether they are helping a parent, spouse, or friend living at home, in long-term care or across the country. The workshop focuses on self-care for the caregiver, not on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is offered by Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress in partnership with Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice. There is no charge for this workshop, but registration is required. Class size is limited.

Registration ends when the class is full or on May 5.

To register, visit www.upcap.org (click on Events) or call 2-1-1 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance.


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