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Creating Confident Caregivers workshop planned

IRON MOUNTAIN — The next Creating Confident Caregivers workshop series starts Feb. 10 in Iron Mountain. This is a six-week workshop that meets from 10 a.m. until noon on Mondays at the Dickinson Iron Community Services Agency, 1238 Carpenter Ave.

Creating Confident Caregivers is a new program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is led by trained dementia care specialists.

This university-tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a caregiver.

Creating Confident Caregivers brought to you in part by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress. There is no charge for the sessions or materials and respite care may be available through participating area agencies while caregivers attend the workshop.

Those interested in participating in this workshop should contact UPCAP by dialing 211 or going to the web page at www.upcap.org.

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