Program available for caregivers

ESCANABA — Creating Confident Caregivers is a new program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university-tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a caregiver.

Creating Confident Caregivers is once again available in the Escanaba area, brought to the area in part by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge to participants for the weekly sessions or materials and respite care may be available through participating area agencies while caregivers attend the workshop.

The next “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshop starts Aug. 20 in Escanaba. This is a six-week workshop which meets once each week on Tuesday’s from 2 until 4 p.m. at the UPCAP conference room. If you are interested in participating in this workshop contact UPCAP by dialing 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org