Tools for caregivers classes set to begin

A six-week “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” class will be offered in Kahului and Lahaina beginning this month.

The topics will include reducing stress, improving self-confidence, communicating effectively with health care professionals and family members, balancing caregiving responsibilities, making tough decisions and locating helpful resources.

Classes consist of six sessions held once a week, according to an announcement. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help caregivers practice and incorporate caregiver tools.

The Kahului class will meet in the University of Hawaii Maui College Campus Community Services Building from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays from Jan. 25 to March 1.

The Lahaina class will meet at the West Maui Kaunoa Senior Center from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 28 to March 4.

There is a registration fee of $25, which will be refunded to those who complete the course.

Call Heather Greenwood at the UH Cooperative Extension office for additional information and to register at 244-3242, ext 226.