Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional elder services agency serving seniors, their families and caregivers throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth county, is offering a “Powerful Tools For Caregivers” six-week educational program for family caregivers.
Designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend, the class meets on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Stoughton Council on Aging located at 110 Rockland Street. The class begins May 2, 2012 and concludes on June 6, 2012.
There is no fee to attend.
Family caregivers who are caring for a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home, in assisted living/nursing home or across the country can benefit from this class.
Attendees will learn how to reduce stress; communicate more effectively; take care of themselves; reduce guilt, anger and depression; set goals and problem-solve. They will also receive a complimentary copy of the Caregiver Helpbook.
Class size is limited and registration is required. Call Rochelle Sugarman, Family Caregiver Support Program Supervisor and Class Leader, to register (508) 584-1561 ext 312.
This educational program is presented by OCES Family Caregiver Support Program and is sponsored by Stoughton Council on Aging.
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elder Services is a private, non-profit corporation designated as one of 27 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES offers a number of programs to serve seniors, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers such as Family Caregiver Support; Adult Family Care; Supportive Housing; Nutrition; Money Management; Protective Services and Home Care.
OCES serves elders, their families and caregivers in 23 towns in Southeastern Massachusetts:
Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, Wareham, West Bridgewater and Whitman.
The organization’s mission is to provide services that support the dignity and independence of elders by helping them maximize their quality of life; live safely and in good health; and, prevent unnecessary or premature institutionalization. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at www.oldcolonyelderservices.org