Virtual Program Offering to Help Family Caregivers Manage the Role

Providing care for a friend or family member can be a rewarding experience but it often provides challenges, too. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis and often find themselves struggling to meet the needs of both their loved one and themselves.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational workshop series designed to provide tools caregivers need to better care for themselves. Participants will learn how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, find life balance, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Classes consist of six, 90-minute sessions held once a week, led by two trained and experienced leaders. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming help you take the “tools” that are relevant to your caregiving journey and then put them into live action. The ADRC Green County Office is partnering with UW-Extension Iowa County Office in holding a Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop, virtually via Zoom, starting mid-February. This class will meet on Mondays from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (CST), starting February 13 and running through March 20, 2023. We will be offering a Zoom Practice Session on Monday, February 6th, for anyone who may need some extra assistance with the virtual platform. To be able to participate, you must have access to a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer with reliable internet or data access. This offering of Powerful Tools for Caregivers is free and open to any/all family caregivers – no living-in county/state regulations. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact the ADRC Green County Office by calling (608) 328-9499 or emailing