Health and Human Services Agency

Margaret Williams


"Powerful Tools for Caregivers" Educational Program Offered


The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Senior Health Education Program and Family Caregiver Support Program are pleased to present a "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" educational series for seniors. This six-week program will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. each Wednesday afternoon from August 23 through September 27, 2017, at the Placerville Senior Center located at 937 Spring Street in Placerville. The trainings in the educational series will provide caregivers aged 60 or older with tools and strategies to assist them in handling the unique challenges they face in caring for someone with a chronic illness. The series topics include:

  • August 23, 2017 – Taking Care of You
  • August 30, 2017 – Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress
  • September 6, 2017 – Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns
  • September 13, 2017 – Communicating in Challenging Situations
  • September 20, 2017 – Learning From Our Emotions
  • September 27, 2017 – Mastering Caregiving Decisions

Participants of the educational series should plan to attend all six sessions; certificates of completion will be presented at the end of the series. The training is comprehensive and evidence-based. Respite is available to qualified caregivers; pre-authorization is required for respite services. 

Class size is limited and registration is required. The training series is offered at no cost; donations are accepted. Please call (530) 621-6192 or (800) 510-2020 to register or for questions. For more information about services for seniors and caregivers in El Dorado County, please visit


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