Powerful Tools for Caregivers (Virtual)
TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021
In this webinar, you will be introduced to the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program, an evidence based workshop taught around the world. It follows a train-the-trainer model developed by a non-profit through grants and research partnerships with universities and health centers. Powerful Tools is designed to help unpaid family caregivers maintain their own personal well-being while caring for a loved one. Throughout the hour, you’ll experience parts of the six-week Powerful Tools course. This class will provide you with:
- A general understanding of the challenges family caregivers face
- An understanding of why self-care and respite opportunities are vital for caregivers
- Tools to identifying your own personal stress
This event is virtual and will be hosted with GoToMeeting. A link to the meeting and set-up instructions will be provided in an email closer to the event.
Presenter Bio: Millie Richard has been Age Well’s Caregiver Support Specialist since 2017. She grew-up in a large extended family in Northern Vermont, seeing up close how much love and effort caregivers devote to keeping their loved ones at home. Whether dealing with normal aging, cognitive decline or a medical condition, caregivers face many hurdles and stressors while trying to make the best decisions for their families. Seeing the need for practical support for people choosing to age in place and the caregivers who support them, she reskilled in Human Services after a few years as a stay-at-home-mom and re-entered the work force, earning a professional certificate as an End-of-Life Doula from The Larner College of Medicine at UVM as a member of the inaugural class. Millie works to expand caregivers’ natural supports through the promotion of self-care, skill building, support groups, memory cafés and respite opportunities that help empower families and address the isolation so many of them experience.