The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) is offering a free education series, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, for family caregivers of older adults, younger adults and children with disabilities. This series is designed to help nonprofessional caregivers learn how to take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend.
Classes meet on Wednesdays starting September 7 through October 12 at the DHS AAA offices, 2100 Wharton Street, Pittsburgh (South Side)…, second floor. All sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is required and space is limited.
The series will provide family caregivers tools to: • Help reduce stress and relax • Take care of yourself • Reduce guilt, anger and depression • Communicate effectively with other family members, doctors and paid help • Make set goals, problem-solve and make tough decisions
To ask questions or to register, call 412-350-4996. For more information and to view the flyer please click here
The 2016 Caregiver Resource Guide is the result of the collaborative efforts of various agencies represented on the AAA Caregiver Resource Committee. It is the committee’s hope that this tool will increase the caregiver’s knowledge of resources, caregiver skills and access to services. Find the guide on the Allegheny County DHS website Caregiver Support Page (link to download the guide, also provided at the bottom of this post). There are resources in the guide that may be of benefit to both family and professional caregivers as well as care receivers of all ages.
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