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Classes for Family Caregivers

Helping Caregivers Learn and Cope

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers in southeast Michigan and metro Detroit take care of themselves while caring for an aging or disabled relative or friend. This class can help you whether you are caring for a parent, spouse, friend or relative. It doesn’t matter what your situation is—whether you are caring for someone who lives with you, lives in an assisted living facility or a nursing home, or you’re a long-distance caregiver.

Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks. Each class is an hour and 30 minutes long. Classes are small—with only 8 to 12 people. Going through the class together as a small group helps class members get to know each other and learn from each other. Learn more about these free classes by contacting us at (833) 262-2200 or email us at wellnessprograms@aaa1b.org. You must register in advance.

What Will I Learn?

You’ll  learn a lot and walk out with a set of practical tools that you can start using right away. You’ll learn how to:

  • Reduce stress and take care of yourself
  • Communicate your feelings, needs and concerns
  • Get through challenging situations
  • Make tough decisions

Some topics covered include:

  • Hiring in-home help
  • helping memory-impaired loved ones
  • Making legal and financial decisions
  • Making decisions about placing loved ones in a care facility
  • Understanding depression

Where Are the Classes Held?

Classes are held in community settings throughout southeast Michigan and metro Detroit. Classes are typically held in community venues like senior centers, libraries or churches.

Is There a Cost?

There is no cost, but donations are welcome to help us makes classes available for other caregivers.

How Do I Register for a Class?

You can register for a class by calling the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at (833) 262-2200 or email us at wellnessprograms@aaa1b.org.

Locations, Dates, and Times:

Classes are being scheduled continuously throughout our six-county region. Check out upcoming classes to the right, call us at (833) 262-2200 or visit our events calendar for a full list of classes.