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Educational Workshops

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Caring for a family member or a loved one can be challenging. As a family caregiver, you may experience increased stress and often feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities. Your VNA offers education and support designed to help you become more comfortable in your role as a family caregiver.

Theresa and Gary Payea

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care for themselves. The "tools" benefit caregivers by helping to:

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a national evidence-based education program taught in more than 30 states. Caregivers who have already completed the class agree that they have improved self-care behaviors, better manage their emotions, and use community resources more effectively.

Classes are led by VNA staff certified as Powerful Tools for Caregivers class leaders. Your VNA class leader also brings with them their experience and expertise in caring for persons in the home.

Class Leaders:

Wendy Bombard, RN
Kate Kreider, RN

Class Information:

Thursdays, March 13 - April 24, 2014
(No class April 17)
6-7:30 pm

at Town Hall Meeting Room, 7900 Williston Road, Williston
Some classes will be held at the fire station.

Contact Linda LeCompte at 802 658-1900ext. 3903 or lecompte@vnacares.org for more information on available classes. A donation of $30 will help defray costs. A donation is not required to attend.

Start the Conversation

In life, we prepare for everything - college, marriage, children and retirement. But we seldom talk about preparing for end-of-life care. We'd like to help you start the conversation and increase your understanding of end-of-life options, how to share end-of-life wishes and how to record your decisions using Vermont's Advance Directive form.

We invite you to join an upcoming conversation.

Saturday, October 19
10:30 - 11:30 am
At Dorothy Alling Memorial Library
21 Library Lane, Williston 

Questions & Information

For additional details or questions regarding this event, please contact the VNA at 802-860-4419

To learn more about Start the Conversation, please visit http://www.starttheconversationvt.org/.