Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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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.

Next Class: June 25, 2020 | 5-6:30PM
This Telehealth PTC class series meets weekly on Thursdays for six weeks beginning June 25th. Class size is limited and registration is required.
Call today to register at 843.471.1360 | June 2020 | TeleHealth PTC

To Register, contact The ARK

Naomi Cills or Jan Hyatt

This class is FREE!

Please fill out this interest form to attend an upcoming class.Request a Class: If you are interested in arranging or attending a future class, please the form above. For more information, contact Naomi Cills at 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: March 26-27
Location: The ARK of SC
Contact Jan Hyatt or Naomi Cills to registered at

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 Naomi Cills and Jan Hyatt 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.

Additional Resources

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.