Cedar Park church offering free caregiver classes this summer


Cedar Park First United Methodist Church will present a series of six classes developed to empower family caregivers of older adults to improve their self-care skills this summer. 

The series is called Powerful Tools for Caregivers, and the church said the program is designed to give caregivers the chance to develop a variety of self-care strategies in order to be better equipped to handle the unique challenges they face when responsible for providing care for a loved one. 

A release from the church said, “The evidence-based curriculum of the program was designed by Dr. Kate Lorig and her Stanford University colleagues, benefitting more than 80,000 caregivers across the country.”

Guests will learn to take care of themselves, identify and reduce personal stress, convey feelings, needs and concerns, and communicate more effectively during difficult situations. 

Anyone caring for a loved one, looking for caregiving resources or guidance or wanting to master caregiving decisions and learn from emotions is welcome to attend. The program is free and open to the public. 

Classes will be on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. starting July 25 and running through Aug. 29. 

Cedar Park First Methodist Church is at 600 W. Park St., Cedar Park. 

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