Training for Caregivers Set for March 13, 14 and 28

AUBURN – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Auburn University School of Nursing in cooperation with the Lee-Russell Council of Governments are offering an intensive three-day workshop for caregivers including family member, friend and professional caregivers in Barbour, Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Montgomery and Russell counties.

Entitled “Alabama Home Caregiver: Caring for Caregivers,” the free workshop will be at Lakeview Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Auburn, March 13, 14 and 28. The church is located on the corner of East University Drive and East Glenn Avenue.

“The purpose of the workshop is to provide research-based information and hands-on training that can help ease the burdens associated with caregiving and increase caregivers’ skills and knowledge of caregiving and respite issues,” says Jatunn Gibson, an Extension gerontology specialist.

Extension and the AU School of Nursing have put together a team of 12 professionals to conduct the training. A wide range of topics will be covered including aging, communicating with seniors, body mechanics, business and finance issues, home maintenance, disaster planning, nutrition, personal care, senior fraud, and time and stress management.

The workshop is approved for social work and nursing contact hours and continuing education units for nursing.

If you want to know more about this program or register for it, contact project manager Antisha Felton at (334) 844-5509.