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Virtual Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Spring Session (6 Week Class)
Older woman hugs her mother.

This virtual class series on Zoom is designed to help caregivers look after themselves while caring for a friend or relative.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers® is an evidence-based curriculum designed to help family and community caregivers learn to take better care of themselves and manage their stress while caring for a relative or friend. Research shows that the classes improve self-care behavior, emotion management, and self confidence of caregivers and connect them to more community resources.

This virtual class series will meet six Wednesdays, March 23 to April 27, 2022 from 9:30 -11:30 am, Mountain Time (Montana) on Zoom. Pre-registration is required and is first come, first served. Class size is limited to 12 attendees. An email confirmation with the Zoom meeting information will be sent to registered participants prior to the session start date. For more information or assistance registering, contact Missoula Aging Services at (406)728-7682.

This session of Powerful Tools is facilitated by Kelly Moore with Missoula County Extension Office and Lauren Crabtree with Missoula Aging Services in partnership with Ravalli Council on Aging. Special thanks to the Jane S. Heman Foundation and UM-MTGEC for their generous financial support making this class no cost for Montana residents.

To learn about no cost respite care that may be available through Montana Lifespan Respite Program, contact MAS at (406)728-7682 Monday - Friday 8am to 5am. Click here to better understand the Montana Lifespan Respite Voucher Program. There are two forms to complete: 1.) Application for Respite Voucher and 2.) The Modified Caregiver Strain Index. To access the application click here. To access the strain index click here.

This class will not focus on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving for the care receiver. No professional caregivers, please.