National Family Caregivers Month! - VA Portland Health Care System
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National Family Caregivers Month!

National Family Caregivers month, Picture of five caregivers; VA Caregiver Support, VA Portland Health Care System

Supercharge Your Caregiving with VA Portland Health Care System! Contact us now at 503-273-5210.

By VAPORHCS
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Please join VA Portland Health Care System in celebrating all caregivers of Veterans during November as part of National Family Caregivers Month!

This year’s theme is SUPERCHARGE YOUR CAREGIVING!

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, VAPORHCS is offering two classes at the VA Vancouver campus on November 28, 2018:

1. Stress Management for Caregivers (Please share this class on Facebook).
2. Problem Solving and Effective Communication for Caregivers  (Please share this class on Facebook).

Details are below.
Please call our Caregiver Support Program mainline, at 503-273-5210, with questions and to enroll.
RSVP for the November 28 classes is required.

The VA Portland Caregiver Support Program serves family caregivers for Veterans of all eras. The Caregiver program offers...
  - education,
  - supportive counseling,
  - support groups,
  - Healing Touch,
  - Whole Health Coaching,
  - and assistance with navigating both VA and community resources.

Managing Stress for Caregivers class, photo of 5 caregivers

For more information & to register, contact your VA Portland Caregiver Support Coordinator at: 503-273-5210.

Are you a Caregiver? 

Would you like to learn how to deal with the daily stressors you are facing? 

There are tools, strategies, and techniques that can help you manage the stress in your life. The Caregiver Support Program invites Caregivers of Veterans who receive care from VA and Veterans who are Caregivers to attend this free program. Talk with your Caregiver Support Coordinator (CSC) to learn more and register to attend, as class is limited to 25 Caregivers. 

The course is 3 hours in length and taught by a Memphis Caregiver Center Trainer. Everyone will receive a Managing Stress Workbook and a CD with Relaxation Exercises to take home. 

What You Will Learn: 
• To Identify the Sources of Stress in your Life
• To Change Negative Self-Talk to Positive
• Stress Management Skills: 
o Soothing Sensory Massage and Stretching Exercises
o Deep Breathing and Muscle Relaxation 
o Imagery and Mindfulness Meditation
o How to Make Relaxation Exercises Work for You 
o Journaling to Reduce Stress 
o Developing and Using a Personal Action Plan

For more information & to register, contact your VA Portland Caregiver Support Coordinator at: 503-273-5210 Problem Solving and Effective Communication for Caregivers, image of 5 caregivers

For more information & to register, contact your VA Portland Caregiver Support Coordinator at: 503-273-5210. We hope to see you there!

Are you a Caregiver? 

Would you like to learn how to solve a problem you are facing? Or improve the way you communicate with the Veteran you care for and other important people in your life? 

The Caregiver Support Program invites Caregivers of Veterans who receive care from VA and Veterans who are Caregivers to attend this free program. Talk with your Caregiver Support Coordinator (CSC) to learn more and register to attend. 

This 3-hour course will be taught by a Memphis Caregiver Center Trainer, and it will include lecture, small group discussion, and time for personal planning. Everyone will receive a Problem Solving and Effective Communications Workbook to take home. 

What You Will Learn: 
• A 5-step approach to Problem Solving 
• To Apply these 5-steps to a Problem You are Facing 
• To Communicate Assertively 
• Communication Skills
o I- Statements 
o Emphatic Listening
o Verbal Aikido
• Practice Session in Class

For more information & to register, contact your Caregiver Support Coordinator at: 503-273-5210

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