News Release

Larimer County Coalition offers Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Mar 31, 2014


CONTACT: Lynette McGowan, Caregiver Support Coordinator, Larimer County Office on Aging, 970-498-7758,
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150,


Larimer County, Colorado – If you hire someone to care for a loved one while you work, call your mom weekly to see if she is okay, help a parent with finances, take your spouse to doctor's appointments, or have a loved one living with a chronic illness, then this class is designed just for you. A Coalition including the Larimer County Office on Aging is sponsoring four 6-week classes, scheduled to start soon, and titled Powerful Toolsfor Caregivers:
·         Tuesdays, April 15 – May 20, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Center for Neurorehabilitation Services, 1045 Robertson St., Ft. Collins. Call 493-6667 to register.
·         Wednesdays, April 23, - May 28, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 4650 Sunview Drive, Loveland. Call 667-4506 to register.
·         Tuesdays, May 6 – June 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., MacKenzie Place Senior Living, 4750 Pleasant Oak Drive, Ft. Collins. Call 207-1939 to register.
·         Wednesdays, May 21 – June 25, 4:00 – 6:00 p. m., Stepping Stones Adult Day Program, 302 3rd Street SE, Loveland. Call 669-7069 to register.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers helps family caregivers acquire ‘tools’ to increase their self- confidence. If you care for yourself; it will benefit the person you are caring for. You will learn how to: reduce stress, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, deal with difficult emotions, and locate helpful resources. For more information, contact Lynette McGowan, Caregiver Support Coordinator, Larimer County Office on Aging, (970) 498-7758,