2013-09-19 / Lifestyles

UPCAP offering caregiver course

Program assists those caring for loved ones

CURTIS – Creating Confident Caregivers is a program geared toward family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists and will take place in Curtis on Sept. 27.

This university-tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a caregiver.

The program is held with the assistance of the U.P. Area Agency on Aging. There is no charge to participants for the weekly sessions or materials and respite care can be provided through participating area agencies while caregivers attend the workshop.

The next “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshop starts Sept. 27 in Curtis. This six week workshop meets once each week on Friday’s from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Registration for the workshop is required.

If interested in participating in the workshop, residents are encouraged to contact (906) 786- 4701, UPCAP at (800) 305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org for more information .

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