We moved to Florida 3 1/2 years ago to give my Dad a hand with the challenges of my Mother's Alzheimer's. We couldn't have done it without the support of Paula Falk, the Caregiver's Support Group and the Caregiver Resource Center.
The most important thing we learned was simply that we weren't alone. Put that lesson together with a greater understanding of the importance of taking care of ourselves first, so we could better take care of Mom, and you've got an unbeatable combination to help reduce stress.
The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program is an amazing opportunity for family caregivers to raise the bar on their comfort level in dealing with the challenges, both emotional and physical, that come with the responsibilities of caregiver.
Help is just a phone call away!
- reduce personal stress, change negative self talk
- communicate needs to others
- deal with difficult emotions
- cope with life challenges such as working through alternate housing options, safety issues and financial obligations.
Paula Falk, Director of Senior Friendship Centers Caregiver Resource Center in Sarasota and Nancy Hobson, Director of Community Education and Partnerships, are certified trainers for this highly interactive educational series, which is offered through the Caregiver Resource Centers in Sarasota and Venice.
For details. including upcoming course schedules, call 941.556.3270 in Sarasota and North Sarasota County. In Venice and South Sarasota County call 941.584.0071 for information.