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Six-week class set for unpaid family caregivers

Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services and Tuality Healthcare are co-sponsoring a six-week educational series called “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.”

In Hillsboro, those sessions will run on Wednesdays from Jan. 27 to March 2 at Home Instead Office, 1400 N.E. 48th Ave., suite 107. Sessions start at 3:30 p.m.

The program is designed to help unpaid family caregivers learn how to reduce personal stress, communicate their own needs effectively in challenging situations, deal with difficult emotions, and make tough caregiving decisions while caring for a relative or friend with a chronic condition.

Any caregiver who provides care for a parent, spouse or friend, whether the person receiving care lives at home, in a facility or across the country, is encouraged to attend.

To register, call Debbie Croft of the Washington County Family Caregiver Support Program at 503-846-3089.

There is a suggested donation of $30 to help cover the cost of the textbook, but no payment is required to attend. Class size is limited.