Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers in southeast Michigan and Metro Detroit take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. This class can help you whether you are caring for a parent, spouse, friend or relative who is aging or disabled. It doesn’t matter what your situation is—whether you are caring for someone who lives with you, lives in an assisted living facility or a nursing home, or you’re a long-distance caregiver.
Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. Each class is an hour and one half long. Classes are small—with only 8 to 12 people in each class. Going through the class together as a small group helps class members get to know each other and learn from each other.
You’ll learn a lot and walk out with a set of practical tools that you can start using right away. You’ll learn how to:
Some topics covered include:
Classes are held in community settings throughout southeast Michigan and Metro Detroit. Classes are typically held in community venues like senior centers, libraries or churches.
We suggest a donation of $15. That $15 donation covers the entire class series.
You can register for a class by calling the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at (800) 852-7795.
Sterling Heights Senior Center
40200 Utica Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Thursdays, May 4 through June 18, 2017
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Older Persons’ Commission
Rochester, MI 48307
Fridays, June 2 through July 7, 2017
10:00 – 11:30 am
Troy Senior Center
Troy, MI 48083
Mondays, June 19 through July 31, 2017
10:00 – 11:30 am
Parks & Recreation Activities Center
4640 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Fridays, March 3 through April 7, 2017
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Chelsea Senior Center
512 Washington Street
Chelsea, MI 48118
Mondays, May 1 through June 12, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 p.m.
Ypsilanti District Library
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Wednesdays, April 19 through May 24, 2017
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.