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Enrollment open for ‘Yes I Can!’ caregiver education series

Enrollment is now open for a free education program for caregivers.

The program, called “Yes I Can,” meets 9 a.m. to noon Mondays starting Sept. 14 at Eskaton Village, 49er Lounge, 625 Eskaton Circle, Grass Valley.

To register, call Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center at 1-800-635-0220.

If care is needed for a loved one during class, indicate this when registering.

Here is the schedule of classes and topics:

— Sept. 14: “Caring for the Caregiver”

Managing self-care when caring for someone else

Renee Chevraux, MSW

— Sept. 21: “Challenges of the Aging Brain”

Understanding how aging and stress affect the brain

Kathleen O’Dea, SLP

— Sept. 28: “Nutrition and End of Life Care”

Knowing the importance of nutrition and hydration

Kelley Kull, RD

“Caregiving at the end of life; supporting the caregiver”

Donna Brown, RN, CHPN, Hospice of the Foothills

— Oct. 5: “Communication and Behaviors”

Developing skills to handle challenging behaviors

Barbara Larsen, MA, Ed

— Oct. 12: “Community Resources and Fall Prevention”

Connecting to resources and your support network

Sara Morrison, RSVP

“Talking about falls and home safety”

Cynthia Schuetz, MPH, PhD.

— Oct. 19: “Body Mechanics”

Familiarizing yourself with safe transfer techniques

Nancy McAtee, PT

— Oct. 26: “Taking Steps for Advanced Planning”

Learning about legal and financial planning

Valerie Logsdon, Elder Law Attorney

“Creating advance directives”

Judy Kautz, LCSW

Classes are for nonprofessional caregivers only.

Sponsored by Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Outreach Project

For more information, contact Annie Mikal: (530) 264-5046 or amikalheine@gmail.com.

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