Six-Week Series for Caregivers Begins May 15

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS) Division

Registration is open for a six-week series called Powerful Tools for Caregivers that begins May 15, 2017. Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services and Tuality Healthcare sponsor the series.

The classes take place on Mondays, May 15 through June 19, from 1:30–4 p.m., at Tuality Health Education Center, 334 SE 8th Avenue in Hillsboro. Monday, May 29, is Memorial Day; the class will take place on Tuesday that week.

This educational series is designed to help unpaid family caregivers take care of themselves while they are caring for a relative or friend with a chronic illness. Participants will learn how to reduce personal stress, communicate their needs effectively in challenging situations, deal with difficult emotions, and make tough caregiving decisions.

The class is appropriate for anyone helping a parent, spouse or friend. The person in their care may live at home, in a facility or across the country.

There is a suggested donation of $30 to help defray the cost of the book, but payment is not required to attend the class.

Class size is limited, and registration is required by calling the Washington County Family Caregiver Support Program at 503-846-3089.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO