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Caregiver class is scheduled

Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services Family Caregiver Program and Tuality Community Hospital will co-sponsor a six-week education series for caregivers caring for a family member or friend.

“Powerful Tools for Caregivers” is designed to help unpaid family caregivers take care of themselves while they are caring for a relative or friend with a chronic illness.

Participants will learn how to reduce personal stress, communicate their needs effectively in challenging situations, deal with difficult emotions, and make tough caregiving decisions. The class is appropriate for anyone helping a parent, spouse or friend. The person in their care may live at home, in a facility or across the country.

Classes are held 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Sept. 18, for six weeks. All classes will be held at Sonrise Church in Hillsboro, 6701 N.E. Campus Way.

Class size is limited and registration is required by calling 503-846-3089. There is a suggested donation of $30 to help defray the cost of the book, but payment is not required to attend the class.

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