On Wednesday, August 6th at 1PM at the Elmwood Senior Center in Danbury, CT, the Mayor of Danbury CT Mark Boughton presented a Proclamation for Powerful Tools for Caregivers Day!
The CT Chapter of National Spinal Cord Injury Association received a Quality of Life Grant in 2013 to purchase 400 Caregiver Helpbooks used in the six week for 2.5hours one day a week course. The Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) Course teaches the Family Caregiver TOOLS to care for themselves while they care for their loved one.
The CT Trained PTC Class leaders have taught 200 family caregivers since receiving the QOL Grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. We have had three PTC Class leaders become PTC Master Trainers and will be training more PTC Class Leaders on September 30 and October 1st this year.
Due to the reduction in Respite Care funding in CT this course provides much needed training to the family caregiver to help themselves through this time in their lives.