Men and women who leave the workplace to care for a loved one, such as a spouse or parent, may receive help through Riverside.

Riverside County Office on Aging is offering classes to family caregivers. The “Care Pathways” 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 aged 60 or older. Many baby boomers have attended the series of classes and benefited from information on dementia care, managing medications, grief and loss, and stress management.

The next series of “Care Pathways” classes begins in July throughout Riverside County. Day, evening and Spanish-speaking classes are offered. 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, communicating in challenging situations and more.

To register for the 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.