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Extension and Community Educators Trained to Lead Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class

Fourteen Extension and community educators from across the state have completed training to be a class leader for Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Every day over 65 million Americans act as family caregivers. They provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or intermittent basis.

North Dakota State University Extension Service provides statewide coordination for this national program disseminated by Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an independent, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. Over the course of six weeks, family caregivers learn about tools PTC Participantsneeded to take care of themselves as they care for an older adult. If family caregivers learn to take good care of themselves, they will be better prepared to take good care of their loved ones. Caregivers learn how to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate their feelings, balance their lives, increase ability to make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources.

Class leaders are offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshops in local communities.  For more information about upcoming Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes, contact Jane Strommen at jane.strommen@ndsu.edu.

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