OCES Offers Building Better Caregivers Virtual Workshop Starting March 7

Filed Under: Health Care, Non Profit News

Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County and surrounding towns is offering a free, six-week Building Better Caregivers™ virtual workshop, which will be held March 7 through April 18, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The workshop is designed for caregivers who are caring for someone with serious injury or illness, dementia, memory problems, post-traumatic stress disorder or a serious brain injury. The workshop will be held via Zoom, which is more convenient for many caregivers.

This highly interactive, small group workshop is led by two facilitators, one or both of whom are or have been a caregiver.

The Building Better Caregivers™ workshop helps caregivers in a number of ways, such as:

  • Managing challenging situations;
  • Communicating more effectively;
  • Dealing with difficult emotions and stress;
  • Feeling more confident;
  • Setting long and short-term goals.

“Caregiving can be an extremely demanding job, and caregivers may experience significant stress, as well as isolation and burnout,” explained Nicole Long, MSW, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer of OCES. “This informative workshop offers training in how to provide better care, while also helping caregivers learn how to manage their own emotions, stress and physical health.”

To register, call Pat Livie, OCES’ Outreach Education Specialist at 508-584-1561, ext. 373 or Donna Forand, OCES’ Healthy Living Program Coordinator at 508-584-1561, ext. 237.