Classes designed to empower caregivers

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers class is designed to empower caregivers with skills and resources. It will focus on ways to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance caregivers’ lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

Sessions will be held once a week and led by two experienced class leaders. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help caregivers take the “tools” they choose and put them into action.

The first class will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus, in the Community Services Building. Classes will continue every Saturday, during the same hours, through March 2. The registration fee is $25, which is refunded to all those who complete the course.

For more information, call Heather Greenwood at the UH Cooperative Extension office; to register, call 244-3242, ext. 222.

The program is made possible through a partnership between the Maui County Office on Aging and the university’s Cooperative Extension Service. The program is accessible for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request an auxiliary aid or service, call 244-3242 or TTY (800) 222-1222 at least seven days before the workshop.