Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Friday, May 12, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, May 19, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, May 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, June 2, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, June 9, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, June 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Presenters: Bonnie Lewis, RN, CCESC Dependent Care Educator
Lily Stettner, Clinical Social Worker

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free educational series designed to provide informal family caregivers with the tools needed to take care of themselves. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC)’s Caregiver Resource Center is offering this free six session program on Fridays, beginning May 12, 2017 from 10:00 am to noon at the Liberty Public Library on 189 North Main Street in Liberty. Refreshments will be provided.

Two experienced class leaders, Bonnie Lewis, RN, dependent care educator at CCESC and Lily Stettner, Clinical Social Worker will conduct the series. Dates include May 12, 19, and 26, followed by June 2, 9, and 23. Participants are highly encouraged to attend the series in its entirety; the content of each workshop leads into the next.

Caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools that: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, enhance communication during challenging situations, manage their emotions, and help make tough decisions.

“Interactive lessons, community resources, group discussions, and class brainstorming help the caregiver transfer these new ‘tools’ into action within the home care setting,” said Bonnie Lewis.

Caregivers will be encouraged to borrow The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class through the Ramapo Catskill Library System. These classes are free, supported by the NY State Caregiver Resource Program.

Space is limited for this free program and registration is required in advance. Registration can be completed by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180, emailing sullivan@cornell.edu, or using the link located on the left sidebar of this page. Additional donations for CCESC programs are appreciated.

The Caregiver Resource Center is a co-partnered program between Cornell Cooperative Extension and Office for the Aging of Sullivan County and is supported by a grant from the NYS Office for the Aging’s Caregiver Program.


FREE with pre-registration

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Kaitlyn Smith
Administrative & Program Assistant
(845) 292-6180 Ext. 128


Liberty Public Library
189 North Main Street
Liberty, NY 12754