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Tools for caregivers

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:44 p.m. CST

DeKALB — If you regularly take time to help a loved one with errands, personal care, living arrangements, financial and legal concerns or activities, you are a caregiver. Care giving can be stressful physically, emotionally and financially. DeKalb County Hospice is sponsoring a six-week class, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 19 through April 23, at the hospice office.

In the class, caregivers learn how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings and locate helpful resources. Attendees also learn how to increase their ability to make tough decisions and balance their lives.

The free, 90-minute sessions are designed for caregivers with limited time.

For more information or to register, contact Helen Maurer, L.C.S.W. or Val Heintz at the DeKalb County Hospice, 815-756-3000. Class size is limited and advance registration is required.

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