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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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The ARK offers Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) classes. PTC is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for loved ones who have a chronic illness (Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, etc.).

Next Class: Summerville 

Date: Wednesday, August 2  10:30AM-12:00PM    

Location: The ARK | 206 Central Avenue Summerville, SC                  

This class series meets once a week on Wednesdays for six Wednesdays and will be led by certified class leaders. Register today at http://bit.ly/SignupPTC

Next Class: Colleton 

Date: Wednesday, September 20 at 10:00AM-11:00AM  

Location: Colleton County Memorial Library | 600 Hampton Street Walterboro, SC 29488

This class series meets once a week on Wednesdays for six Wednesdays and will be led by certified class leaders. Register today at http://bit.ly/SignupPTC

Request a Class: If you are interested in arranging or attending a future class, please fill out this interest form. For more information, contact Micky Styslinger, NOAH project coordinator, at 843-670-3317.


Become a Certified Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader

This two-day leader training prepares and certifies PTC class leaders to successfully co-lead the six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers class series.

Date: October 12- 13, 2017

To sign up for this training, please fill out this registration form, or call The ARK at 843-832-2375.

Fee: $325.00 (payable to The ARK OF SC with the application)

The training program includes:

  • Scripted curriculum for both the caregivers of adults with chronic conditions as well as the caregiversof children with special needs classes
  • Intensive, experiential, and interactive training provided by a team of certified PTC Master Trainers
  • Learning and practicing group leadership and facilitation skills
  • DVDs used in caregiver classes
  • One-time certification fee

Certified PTC Master Trainers Peg Lahmeyer and Micky Styslinger will conduct the class leader training so you may bring Powerful Tools for Caregivers to your community. Class leaders will be fully prepared to co-lead Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes to groups of up to 15 family caregivers.

Additional Resources

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offers free monthly teleconferences for caregivers. These calls are at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on the second Thursday of each month. Call Care Connection’s toll-free number and, when prompted, enter the designated guest identification number.
Toll-free: 877-594-8353 | Guest identification number: 46692951#

AllCare Living Services offers Dementia Dialogues at various venues around the Charleston area. View their schedule of upcoming classes.

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