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New caregiver educational class series offered
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Davis County Health Department’s Family Caregiver Support Program offers an eight-week series of classes for individuals caring for family members who are older or frail. These classes are free to the public. Individuals may attend at anytime during the series.

The one hour classes will be offered on Tuesdays starting Sept. 16 at the Legacy Village Retirement Living dining room (1201 N. Fairfield Road, Layton) or on Thursdays starting Sept. 18 at the Golden Years Senior Activity Center (726 S. 100 E., Bountiful). Classes start at noon. The class series ends Tuesday, Nov. 4, or Thursday, Nov. 6. A complimentary light lunch is provided but an RSVP by each Monday at noon is required to receive a meal. No reservation is required to attend the class only.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Megan Forbush at (801) 525-5088.

Davis County Health Department’s Senior Services thanks the following agencies for helping to sponsor these classes: Legacy Village, Golden Years Senior Activity Center, Northern Utah Coalition, South Davis Home Health and Hospice, and Gentiva Hospice.

Class schedule:

Sept. 16 & 18, noon: “Fall Prevention” – Megan Forbush and Jessica Hardcastle, Davis County Health Department Senior Services

Sept. 23 & 25: NO REGULAR CLASS – Attend A Walk For Fall Prevention at a local senior activity center on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

See calendar on page S2 for locations and times.

Sept. 30 & Oct. 2, noon: “Identity Theft” – Betty Smauldon, Northern Utah Coalition

Oct. 7 & 9, noon: “Hospice Benefits” – Tyler Butterfield, Gentiva Hospice

Oct. 14 & 16, noon: “Sand Box Wisdom” – Mark Hoyal, South Davis Home Health and Hospice

Oct. 21 & 23, noon: Medicare Fraud - Joann Berzett, Davis County Health Department Senior Sevices.

Oct. 28 & 30, noon: “Compassionate Listening” – John Cowan, Davis County Health Department Senior Services

Nov. 4 & 6, noon: “Reiki Therapy and Taking Care of the Caregiver” – Patti Cox. Following lunch and classes, 1-3 p.m.: “Caregiver Month Festivities”

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