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School of Health to offer workshop series focusing on caring for the aging

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PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018) – Waukesha County Technical College’s School of Health -- Continuing Education is offering a new four-course workshop series, Caring for the Aging, with a different theme each month.

Courses are scheduled for the second Tuesday evening of the month, starting in September, from 6 p.m. – 7:50 p.m.

The workshop series aims to help participants better understand the implications of aging by exploring the aging process, healthcare options, available resources and more. It is designed to address some of the challenges individuals face when caring for an aging parent or other family member, spouse, partner or friend.

Courses in the series include:

  • Sept. 11 -- The Aging Process, which focuses on the aging process and how to deal with health and well-being.

  • Oct. 9 -- Crucial Conversations/Advocacy, which provides information on how to communicate respectfully with aging adults and explore questions that should be asked from the standpoint of a healthcare advocate.

  • Nov. 13 --– Senior Resources and Support, which explores a variety of community resources for older adults, including senior centers, adult day care options, meal services, transportation, support services and more.

  • Dec. 11 – Care for the Caregiver, which focuses on the personal needs of the individual providing care, self-care strategies, how to prevent burnout and techniques to handle the responsibilities of daily life.

Each course costs $11.21, and classes will meet in room Q-361 in the WCTC Corporate Training Center (Harry V. Quadracci Center/Q Building) at the main Pewaukee campus.

To register, visit www.wctc.edu/become-a-student/sign-up-for-classes or call 262.691.5578. For more information, contact Karen Boggio, health education outreach specialist, at 262.691.5149 or email kboggio@wctc.edu.

 

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