Alzheimer’s Family Support Services offers free “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” class in Summerville

The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, is offering its free Powerful Tools for Caregivers series starting in June. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend with a chronic illness.

The class is 6-7:30 p.m. each Wednesday from June 13 to July 25 (no class on July 4) at The Blake at Carnes Crossroads, 4015 2nd Ave, in Summerville and will be taught by certified leaders. Registration is required and class size is limited. To register, call 843-459-4751 or visit www.thearkofsc.org.

This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions, and locate helpful resources. Attendees will benefit from this class whether they are helping a parent, spouse, or friend who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country.
Scholarships are available for caregivers who need someone to care for their loved one while attending this class. For more details, contact The ARK at 843-832-2357.

In South Carolina, there are 81,000 people age 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease. Nearly 8,000 families in the Charleston area care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder. South Carolina has the 8th highest Alzheimer's death rate in America. Since 1996, families have been turning to The ARK for support, resources, education, and respite.

ABOUT THE ARK, ALZHEIMER’S FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
The ARK is a local nonsectarian nonprofit outreach program providing comprehensive support services to families dealing with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. For more information, call 843-832-2357 or visit thearkofsc.org.