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Family Elder Care: POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS for the LGBT Community

Family Eldercare
1700 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX 78754

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2/28/2013 06:00 pm


Community Speakers: Lisa Daly, MAT and Cheryl Young, LCSW

Dates: Starting 2/28/13 on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. and ending on 4/11/13

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidenced based series of classes for unpaid family caregivers. Research has found that caregivers in general are at a high risk for depression and other stress related illnesses. In the six weekly classes, we focus on the LGBT community of caregivers to improve self-care behaviors, manage difficult emotions, and increase self-efficacy. We added a seventh class to this series that specifically addresses legal protection and legal issues unique to the LGBT community. Participants will learn, share experiences and ideas in a supportive, caring environment.

Caregivers develop tools to:

• Reduce personal stress.
• Change negative self-talk.
• Communicate their needs to family and healthcare professionals.
• Communicate more effectively in challenging situations.
• Deal with difficult feelings.
• Make tough caregiving decisions.