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The ARK offers Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) classes. PTC is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for loved ones who have a chronic illness (Alzheimer’s, stroke, diabetes, etc.). This class is free of charge.
February 28 – April 4 (6 consecutive Thursdays)
Location: Colleton County Memorial Library
600 Hampton Street Walterboro, SC 29488
May 8 – June 12 (6 consecutive Wednesdays)
Location: Goose Creek Library
325 Old Moncks Corner Road Goose Creek, SC 29445
This class is FREE!
Please fill out this interest form to attend this class.
Request a Class: If you are interested in arranging or attending a future class, please fill out this interest form. For more information, contact Naomi Cills at NOAHproject@thearkofsc.org or 843-300-7556.
Become a Certified Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader
This two-day leader training prepares and certifies PTC class leaders to successfully co-lead the six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers class series.
Date: April 11 – 12 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: The ARK of SC
To sign up for this training, please fill out this registration form, or call The ARK at 843-471-1360.
Fee: $350.00 (payable to The ARK OF SC with the application)
The training program includes:
- Scripted curriculum for both the caregivers of adults with chronic conditions as well as the caregiversof children with special needs classes
- Intensive, experiential, and interactive training provided by a team of certified PTC Master Trainers
- Learning and practicing group leadership and facilitation skills
- DVDs used in caregiver classes
- One-time certification fee
Certified PTC Master Trainers Peg Lahmeyer and Micky Styslinger will conduct the class leader training so you may bring Powerful Tools for Caregivers to your community. Class leaders will be fully prepared to co-lead Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes to groups of up to 15 family caregivers.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offers free monthly teleconferences for caregivers. These calls are at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on the second Thursday of each month. Call Care Connection’s toll-free number and, when prompted, enter the designated guest identification number.
Toll-free: 877-594-8353 | Guest identification number: 46692951#
AllCare Living Services offers Dementia Dialogues at various venues around the Charleston area. View their schedule of upcoming classes.