$60 – $65

Powerful Tools for Caregivers (6 part class)

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Missoula County Extension and Weed District

2825 Santa Fe Court

Missoula, MT 59808

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POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS (6 PART CLASS)

It can be stressful caring for a loved one with a chronic condition such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or ALS. Powerful Tools for Caregivers® is an evidenced based curriculum designed to help family & community caregivers. Please note that this class WILL NOT focus on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving for the care receiver. The program WILL help participants learn to take better care of themselves and manage their stress while caring for a relative or friend. Caregivers will benefit from this class whether they are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. No professional caregivers, please.


In the six weekly classes, participants develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. This book contains chapters covering topics such as hiring in-home help, helping memory-impaired elders, making legal and financial decisions, making decisions about care facility placement, understanding depression and making decisions about driving.


What are the class dates and times?

Thursday, February 21st from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 28th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 7th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 14th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 21st from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 28th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.


Where is the class series held?

Missoula County Extension and Weed District Office (MSU Extension Office) is located at 2825 Santa Fe Court across the street from River Ridge Apartments and off Great Northern Loop behind the Albertsons on Reserve St. Click here to map driving or busing directions.


Powerful Tools Caregivers Workbooks provided by:
Montana Geriatric Education Center


Powerful Tools Caregivers Teacher Training paid for by:
AARP MT


Powerful Tools Caregivers Workshop provided by:
MSU Extension Office and Missoula Aging Services




Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there no cost and reduced cost tickets available? Yes. Contact MAS at (406) 728-7682 M-F 8-5 p.m. No one will be turned away based on a hardship to pay.


Is there Respite Care Available? Yes. If you would like to learn about no cost respite care through Montana Lifespan Respite Program, contact the MAS at (406) 728-7682 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to better understand the Montana Lifespan Respite Voucher Program. There are two forms to complete: 1.) Application for Respite Voucher 2.) The Modified Caregiver Strain Index. To access a "fillable" Application for Respite Voucher click here, for a "print and mail" Application click here. To access a "print and mail" Modified Caregiver Strain Index form click here.


Is there an age limit to enter the class? No. MAS promotes the independence, dignity and health of older adults and those that care for them. The content of this class is relevant to all ages of caregivers.


Are there any special instructions to help me find the event location or access parking? Missoula County Extension and Weed District Office is located at 2825 Santa Fe Court, Missoula 59808. There is no cost parking around the building. Click here to map directions to the event location. Missoula County Extension and Weed District Office is accessible on Mountain Line city bus.


Are there special instructions upon arrival at the workshop? Please check in at the front desk reception area of the Missoula County Extension and Weed District Office. The workshop sessions will take place in the main meeting room.


Who facilitates the class? This class series will be faciliated by MAS Resource Specialist Jenna Twitchell and Missoula County Extension FCS Extension Agent Kelly Moore.

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