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Caregiver workshops

Do you stop in nightly to make sure your father's pills are lined up for the next day?

Or, make lunch for an aging aunt or uncle? Take care of bathroom, bathing and meals for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease?You are a family caregiver.

The Elder Network in Rochester has announced its next series of workshops for family caregivers "to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend" who is beyond age 54.

This year's sessions will be held Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. until noon from April 30 to June 4. The care recipient may be "someone who lives with you, in their own home, in a nursing home, or in another city or state."

Workshops include tips to help reduce stress, communicate more effectively, and take better care of yourself, says a workshop description from the Elder Network.They also focus on topics like learning new strategies to reduce guilt, anger and depression; relaxing and making tough decisions.

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Class size is limited. A $20 fee is requested, but scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, go to elder-network.org or call507-285-5272.

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