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Six-Week Educational Program Designed to Target Well-Being of Caregivers

by sbrown
Thu, May 28th 2015 03:00 pm

BUFFALO, NY, May 28, 2015 - Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week educational program focusing on tools a caregiver needs to take care of themselves, will begin June 1 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. The program is a collaboration among Catholic Charities Older Adult Services, Temple Beth Zion and the Erie County Department of Senior Services.  

Caregivers - those who care for someone with a chronic illness - who attend the program, which will be held Mondays June 1 through July 6, will discover tools to handle stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate, create a balance in life and locate helpful resources.

The program cost of $25 includes a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook. It is free for Independent Health and BlueCross BlueShield of WNY members.

Pre-registration is required. For additional information or to register, please call the Erie County Department of Senior Services at (716) 858-2177 or email

The program is also co-sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions and the Erie County Caregiver Coalition.

Catholic Charities Older Adult Services provides seniors 60 years of age and older with options and solutions to be self-sufficient, socialize and thrive while remaining in their homes. Individuals in Erie, Genesee, Orleans and Chautauqua counties are served through a variety of programs including Comprehensive Care, Foster Grandparent Program, Home Visitation and Project HOPE.

Call (716) 856-4494 or visit for more information.

As the most comprehensive human service provider in Western New York, Catholic Charities makes a difference for people of every faith and ethnicity. Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. In all situations, Catholic Charities delivers support to meet immediate needs, and then assess its clients for other needs to ensure long-term success.

Catholic Charities is an excellent steward of the contributions it receives. For five years, Catholic Charities attained the highest-possible rating (four stars) from Charity Navigator for transparency and sound fiscal management. Catholic Charities also receives the highest ratings from the Council on Accreditation for quality service.

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