A series of the Riverside County Office on Aging’s “Care Pathways” program begins in October at key locations in Riverside County; classes are taught in both English and Spanish.

This program provides a series of weekly workshops designed to offer information and support to family caregivers who face challenges managing their caregiving responsibilities for a friend or loved one, 60 years of age or older. A graduate from an earlier class said, “This class has made a difficult situation bearable,” and another wrote, “I am less stressed and depressed. Now I feel like I have a future.”

This series of 12 workshops will cover subjects such as: Living with Dementia, Preventing Caregiver Burnout, Managing Medications, Talking to the Doctor, Understanding Legal Issues, Stress Prevention, Relief and Communicating in Challenging Situations, and more. The workshops are conducted in a supportive setting, with facilitators who understand the challenges that caregivers face, and who can provide powerful tools to assist caregivers to manage their tasks with confidence, increase their self care, and thrive.

To register for the series of workshops call the Riverside County Office on Aging at (951) 867-3800 or (800) 510-2020. Home care can be arranged for the care recipient; request respite assistance at the time of registration.

The Riverside County Office on Aging, serving as the Aging and Disability Resource Connection, received Prevention and Early Intervention funding through Riverside County Department of Mental Health/ Mental Health Service Act, for these caregiver support groups in the Western and Mid-County Regions of Riverside County

Contact Mary Hrinko at Riverside County Office on Aging at (951) 867-3800 or 800-510 2020, by mail at 6296 Rivercrest Dr., Suite K, Riverside, CA 92507. TTD (951) 697-4699.