Caregivers classes to be offered


Do your help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or intermittent basis. 


Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide tools you need to take care of yourself. If you take good care of yourself, you will be better prepared to take good care of your loved one. As participant, you will learn how to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. 


Iowa State University Extension and Poweshiek County Extension is sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers at the Ruritan Building in Brooklyn, Iowa.  Sessions are scheduled every Thursday for six weeks and will begin on October 17 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. There is no cost for the program with the support of Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, Brooklyn Community Estate and the Instant Impact Grant from the Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation.


Joy Rouse, Human Sciences Specialist, and Brittny Edwards, Aging Specialist, will conduct each class. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for life. 


If you have questions about the program, call Joy Rouse, ISU Human Science Specialist, at 515-250-5984. Register by contacting the Poweshiek County Extension office, 641-623-5188 or email,  Please register by October 10, 2019.