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Caregivers support classes begin Oct. 3

Faith in Action for Cass County is sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers at 1 pm. Mondays beginning Oct. 3 at the Hackensack Hub (formerly the senior center).

Classes consist of six 2 ½-hour sessions held weekly. The class is designed to provide skills needed to take care of yourself as a caregiver and increase confidence to provide care in difficult situations.

Theresa Eclov and Mary Ann McArdle, certified Powerful Tools class leaders, will share tools and resources to help people 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 a family member in the home may be requested through Faith in Action respite services in advance at no cost. The six-week classes are free; a small materials cost can be covered by a scholarship if needed. Pre-registration is required.

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