College of the Canyons, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center and with support from the Archstone Foundation, will host a free “Family Caregivers Essentials” workshop at the Senior Center on Saturday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The first in an ongoing series of workshops designed to offer assistance to current and potential family caregivers, the workshop will educate and empower attendees about decision-making and resources available to create a crisis plan for health care decisions.
“Taking on the role of a caregiver can be overwhelming for many individuals,” said Paul Wickline, dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the college. “We hope this series of workshops provide community members with the tools and information they need to care for their loved ones in a way that best befits their unique circumstances.”
Funded by a grant from the Archstone Foundation, the workshop will be led by Anne Front, a licensed marriage and family therapist and palliative care therapist care coordinator at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
Other workshops in the Family Caregivers Essential series include:
Coping with Caregiving (Part One): Essentials of Self-Care for Caregivers – Saturday, Sept. 30
Coping with Caregiving (Part Two): Empowering the Advocate – Saturday, Oct. 21
The ABCs of Long-Term Care Options – Saturday, Nov. 18
Pre-registration for Saturday’s free workshop is recommended.
For more information or to pre-register, visit the Caregivers Workshop Series website or call 661-362-3118.