Creating Confident Caregivers

Creating Confident Caregivers (CCC) is an exciting program offered in Gaylord for family caregivers of persons with dementia/memory loss. Statewide, over 1,000 caregivers have participated in the program!

Using the Savvy Caregivers model, Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session program led by a certified master trainer. This university-tested program provides participants with information, skills, and attitudes to manage stress and to increase effectiveness in caring for loved ones. Because it is part of a federally funded program, there is no charge to participants for the class or materials; respite care for your family member can be provided free of charge while you attend.

How does the workshop help caregivers?

At Creating Confident Caregivers classes, you will learn about:

  • dementia and its effects on the brain
  • caregiver resources
  • managing behaviors
  • improving caregiver skills
  • how to handle everyday activities more easily
  • taking care of yourself to better care for your loved one


The next Creating Confident Caregivers Workshop is scheduled as follows:

Date:  Weekly, on Fridays, August 19, 2022, through September 30, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location:  1165 Elkview Ave., Gaylord, MI, Upstairs Meeting Room

Cost:  FREE to participants!  This program is supported by the US Administration on Aging through the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging and the Region 9 Area Agency on Aging.

Additional:  FREE respite care is available for your loved one during class! (Please inquire when you register!)

Facilitator:  Jodi Douglas, CADDCT

CCC August – September 2022 Flyer


Here’s what caregivers that completed the workshop had to say about it:

  • The information in the class was absolutely invaluable. I can’t thank you enough! ~ Gaylord Caregiver
  • I really benefited emotionally. We really shared each other’s heavy load. ~ Cheboygan Caregiver
  • I learned to accept things as they are and to do my best to take care of my husband for as long as I can…and to ask for help, even for myself, and not feel guilty. ~ Alpena Caregiver


“There are only four kinds of people in the world.
Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers.
Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”
~ Rosalyn Carter