Region 9 Area Agency on Aging developed a free four-week Self-Care Module. The Self-Care Module is designed to provide caregivers with strategies to improve their well-being and self-care, allowing them to become better caregivers. Many caregivers struggle to see the importance of Self-Care until it is too late. The workshop series meets once a week for four-weeks, each session is ninety minutes long. The interactive workshops, discussions, and brainstorming will help you choose what resources and strategies you would like to use daily. Participants will receive a participant handbook with all the documents.
Module 1: Importance of Self-Care
Self-care is essential for a family caregiver's survival. Learn why self-care matters, the warning signs of stress, five types of self-care, and information for taking care of yourself.
Module 2: Support and Local Resources
You are only as strong as your support, learn to build your support network, signs of caregiver burnout, practical steps to reduce the effects of stress, and communication strategies.
Module 3: Dealing with Difficult Emotions
Not paying attention to your emotions can lead to poor sleep, illness, trouble coping, stress eating, and substance abuse. Learn about how to deal with your emotions healthily through coping techniques.
Module 4: Managing Stress
Create an Emergency Stress Plan, Assertiveness, Setting Boundaries, I Statements, and Building Resilience
Beginning March 7, 2024, through March 28, 2024, runs for 4-weeks every Thursday from 1:00pm-2:30pm via Zoom.
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