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Caregivers support class begins Aug. 18 in Backus

Faith in Action for Cass County and Horizon Health Faith in Action will sponsor the six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers class at 1 p.m.Mondays, beginning Aug. 18, at Backus City Hall, 112 King St. 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide caregivers with skills needed to take care of themselves as caregivers and increase confidence to provide care in difficult situations.  

Theresa Eclov and Krisie Charnley, licensed social worker, are certified Powerful Tools class leaders who will share tools and resources to help caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, balance their life, better communicate their feelings, increase ability to make decisions and learn to locate helpful resources.  

Class materials include "The Caregiver Helpbook," specifically designed for this evidence-based course, funded in part through the Central Minnesota Council on Aging.  

Class-time care for your family member may be requested through Faith in Action respite services at no cost. 

Pre-registration is required. For information, contact Theresa Eclov, Faith in Action for Cass County, at 866-675-5435 or