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 will take place as follows:

Date: Wednesdays, August 5, 2020 through September 6, 2020 (6-week workshop)

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Location:  Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital
     Medical Professional Building Meeting Room
     Gaylord, Michigan  49735

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

CCC flyer 2019-2020

To register for a Creating Confident Caregivers Workshop, please contact us at (989) 732-1122.

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 benefitted 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

“May you live all the days of your life.”

~Jonathan Swift~