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Building Better Caregivers Workshop – Lewiston Sun Journal

REGION – Healthy Living for ME is offering a free 6-week interactive workshop titled Building Better Caregivers, open to the public. During this workshop, caregivers can come together to learn and receive support from others who are going through similar care experiences. This is beneficial because for many caregivers caregiving is itself a new role – a role that requires training and support, like any new job.

The Building Better Caregivers in six sessions program helps caregivers of all types (family, formal, informal, etc.) better understand and navigate the changes their loved ones are going through.

This program helps caregivers who help loved ones with memory loss or dementia, as well as those who provide care to people with acquired brain injury (ACI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Workshop participants will learn how to identify and manage behavioral triggers from their care partners, how to track this information through the use of a behavior journal, and more. Other topics include managing caregiver stress, making decisions and planning for the future, communicating effectively with family, friends and healthcare professionals, legal issues related to caregiving, l hiring help and much more.

This workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call 1-800-620-6036 or email [email protected] for more information and to register. The next workshop is scheduled to take place from Wednesday, January 12 to February 16, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., with classes held virtually through Zoom.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with a grant totaling $ 749,890.00. The content is that of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official opinions or endorsement of HRSA, HHS, or the US government.

For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

Healthy Living for ME is the integrated community health network that supports Maine’s five regional agencies on aging and other community providers to deliver a range of programs.

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