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Workshop for caregivers available

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free group workshop designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend, according to a press release. Whether helping a parent, spouse or friend who lives at home, in assisted living or in a nursing home, people will benefit from the tools presented in the program, the release stated.

Attendees will learn strategies to better handle the caregiver challenges they face, as well as how to reduce stress, communicate more effectively, make tough decisions and reduce feelings of guilt, anger and depression, the release stated.

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop is an evidence-based education program offering a combination of elements. The six-session workshop curriculum has been shown to improve management of emotions, increased confidence in coping with caregiver demands, and use of community resources and local services, according to the release.

A brief informational and registration meeting will be at  9:30 a.m. March 30 at the Albert Lea Senior Center, 1739 W. Main St. in Albert Lea. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Workshop sessions begin April 6 and will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Monday for six weeks at the Senior Center.

For additional information, questions or to register, call Michael Maas at 507-450-1518.