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Recurring Event Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Class #3

Virtual

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers course is a 6-week course, offered virtually four times in 2023, with Session 1 starting in January, Session 2 starting in April, Session 3 starting in August and Session 4 starting in October. Class #3: Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns Participants learn how to communicate their feelings, needs and concerns more effectively by using “I” messages. Through brief dramatizations, participants experience the impact of both “I” messages and “You” messages (which tend to sound blaming and put people on the defensive). They practice changing “You” messages to “I” messages, and identifying when statements beginning with…

Recurring Event New to Medicare Classes

New to Medicare Classes

Virtual

We are here to help you understand the process and decisions related to health insurance. This class will help you: Save money by avoiding enrollment penalties Make informed decisions by understanding your options Know where to find additional help Protect yourself against Medicare fraud How to Register: Call the Helpline to register: 1-800-642-5119

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Class #4

Virtual

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers course is a 6-week course, offered virtually four times in 2023, with Session 1 starting in January, Session 2 starting in April, Session 3 starting in August and Session 4 starting in October. Class #4: Communicating in Challenging Situations Participants practice two communication tools – assertiveness and Aikido – which are helpful in difficult situations. They learn a four-step process, called DESC (Describe, Express, Specify, and Consequence) for using the assertive style of communication. With Aikido, participants learn how to align and find “common ground” with a person who is distressed. A segment highlights guidelines…

Recurring Event Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Class #5

Virtual

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers course is a 6-week course, offered virtually four times in 2023, with Session 1 starting in January, Session 2 starting in April, Session 3 starting in August and Session 4 starting in October. Class #5: Learning From Our Emotions The overriding theme of this class is “our emotions are messages we need to listen to.” It emphasizes that feelings occur for a reason and that feelings are neither good nor bad. Focus is on identifying constructive ways for dealing with difficult feelings – especially anger, guilt, and depression – and resources for professional help.

Recurring Event New to Medicare Classes

New to Medicare Classes

Virtual

We are here to help you understand the process and decisions related to health insurance. This class will help you: Save money by avoiding enrollment penalties Make informed decisions by understanding your options Know where to find additional help Protect yourself against Medicare fraud How to Register: Call the Helpline to register: 1-800-642-5119

Recurring Event Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Class #6

Virtual

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers course is a 6-week course, offered virtually four times in 2023, with Session 1 starting in January, Session 2 starting in April, Session 3 starting in August and Session 4 starting in October. Class #6: Mastering Caregiving Decisions Focus is on the internal emotional process caregivers go through when they experience a life change. Tools for dealing with changes and for making tough decisions – including a seven-step decision-making model and the family meeting – are discussed.

Recurring Event Respite Squad Training

Respite Squad Training

Age Well Colchester Office 875 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT

Often, as Vermonters age, family and friends are taking care of their loved ones to keep them in their homes. Many of these caregivers become increasingly unable to care for themselves as they take on this loving responsibility at the expense of careers, families, and their own well-being. The cost and availability of a professional caregiver to provide them with respite is often unattainable. Vermont's Area Agencies on Aging are seeking to enlist and train volunteers to offer caregivers a minimum of 3 hours of respite per week. We will be holding training courses for volunteers who are committed to…

Free
Recurring Event New to Medicare Classes

New to Medicare Classes

Virtual

We are here to help you understand the process and decisions related to health insurance. This class will help you: Save money by avoiding enrollment penalties Make informed decisions by understanding your options Know where to find additional help Protect yourself against Medicare fraud How to Register: Call the Helpline to register: 1-800-642-5119

Recurring Event Respite Squad Training

Respite Squad Training

Age Well Colchester Office 875 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT

Often, as Vermonters age, family and friends are taking care of their loved ones to keep them in their homes. Many of these caregivers become increasingly unable to care for themselves as they take on this loving responsibility at the expense of careers, families, and their own well-being. The cost and availability of a professional caregiver to provide them with respite is often unattainable. Vermont's Area Agencies on Aging are seeking to enlist and train volunteers to offer caregivers a minimum of 3 hours of respite per week. We will be holding training courses for volunteers who are committed to…

Free
Recurring Event Respite Squad Training

Respite Squad Training

Age Well Colchester Office 875 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT

Often, as Vermonters age, family and friends are taking care of their loved ones to keep them in their homes. Many of these caregivers become increasingly unable to care for themselves as they take on this loving responsibility at the expense of careers, families, and their own well-being. The cost and availability of a professional caregiver to provide them with respite is often unattainable. Vermont's Area Agencies on Aging are seeking to enlist and train volunteers to offer caregivers a minimum of 3 hours of respite per week. We will be holding training courses for volunteers who are committed to…

Free
Recurring Event New to Medicare Classes

New to Medicare Classes

Virtual

We are here to help you understand the process and decisions related to health insurance. This class will help you: Save money by avoiding enrollment penalties Make informed decisions by understanding your options Know where to find additional help Protect yourself against Medicare fraud How to Register: Call the Helpline to register: 1-800-642-5119

Recurring Event Respite Squad Training

Respite Squad Training

Age Well Colchester Office 875 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT

Often, as Vermonters age, family and friends are taking care of their loved ones to keep them in their homes. Many of these caregivers become increasingly unable to care for themselves as they take on this loving responsibility at the expense of careers, families, and their own well-being. The cost and availability of a professional caregiver to provide them with respite is often unattainable. Vermont's Area Agencies on Aging are seeking to enlist and train volunteers to offer caregivers a minimum of 3 hours of respite per week. We will be holding training courses for volunteers who are committed to…

Free
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