Aug. 9, 2017

College Hosts Series of Free Family Caregiver Workshops

College of the Canyons, in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center and with support from the Archstone Foundation, will host a free “Family Caregivers Essentials” workshop on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center. 

The first in an ongoing series of workshops designed to offer assistance to current and potential family caregivers, the workshop will educate and empower attendees about decision-making and resources available to create a crisis plan for health care decisions.

“Taking on the role of a caregiver can be overwhelming for many individuals,” said Paul Wickline, dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the college. “We hope this series of workshops provide community members with the tools and information they need to care for their loved ones in a way that best befits their unique circumstances.”

Funded by a grant from the Archstone Foundation, the workshop will be led by Anne Front, a licensed marriage and family therapist and palliative care therapist care coordinator at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

Other workshops in the Family Caregivers Essential series include:

Coping with Caregiving (Part One): Essentials of Self-Care for Caregivers
Saturday, Sept. 30

Coping with Caregiving (Part Two): Empowering the Advocate
Saturday, Oct. 21

The ABCs of Long-Term Care Options
Saturday, Nov. 18

The workshop on Saturday, Aug. 26 is scheduled 9 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended.

For more information or to pre-register, call (661) 362-3118 or visit the link below.