Free San Mateo County Workshop Teaches
Practical Skills for Family Caregivers
SAN FRANCISCO--4/24/02-- Family Caregiver Alliance, in partnership with Seniors at Home, a program of Jewish Family and Children's Services, is sponsoring a three-week series of workshops for San Mateo County residents providing care for a loved one who is 60 years of age or older.
The workshop series, Caregiver Skills, will focus on both the practical, day-to-day skills required in caring for a loved one who is no longer physically independent, as well as the coping skills needed to prevent caregiver burnout. Topics include moving and transferring your loved one, strategies for health emergencies, practical home care tips and helpful community resources.
The class is scheduled for three consecutive Wednesdays beginning June 5, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Senior Coastsiders, 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay. There is no cost to participate. Preregistration is required. Please call John Khajit at Family Caregiver Alliance, (800) 445-8106.
The program is funded in part by the Older Americans Act, administered locally by Aging and Adult Services, San Mateo County.
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance is a nationally-recognized information center on long-term care and the lead agency in California's system of statewide Caregiver Resource Centers. FCA's free and low-cost services include information, publications, educational programs, legal and care planning consultations, respite assistance. Additionally, through its National Center on Caregiving, FCA works to advance the development of caregiver support programs in every state in the country. For more information, visit www.caregiver.org, call Family Caregiver Alliance at (800) 445-8106, or email [email protected]##
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