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Training for Caregivers

We offer several training opportunities for family and friend caregivers.

For more information about any of these classes, email [email protected]

First Wednesday Caregiver Series at Tigard Public Library

Take Care of Yourself and Take a Break – March 1 
Only when we first help ourselves can we effectively help others. Caring for yourself is one of the most important—and one of the most often forgotten—things you can do as a caregiver. Learn strategies to take care of yourself, including ways Washington County may be able to help you get a break. 

Starting the Conversation – April 5
We can’t plan for everything. But we can talk about what is most important with those who matter most. Learn to help your loved one talk about their wishes for care through the end of life, so those wishes can be understood and respected. Presented by Kera Magarill, Washington County Older Adults Behavioral Health Initiative

Legal Keys to Health Care – May 3 
Join an elder law attorney as they cover important health care documents, such as advance directives, POLST forms, HIPAA releases and other critical forms.


Family Caregiver Conference

The annual Family Caregiver Conference honors and supports unpaid family and friends caring for older adults in our community. Hear from inspiring presenters, learn about local resources and connect with others!

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This class focuses on giving you the tools to take care of yourself while you are caring for another person. In this class you will learn to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Better communicate
  • Make tough decisions

The class meets once a week for six weeks via Zoom. The next series runs from March 22 through April 26, 2023. Classes take place via Zoom every Wednesday from 1:30-3:15 p.m. Call us at 503-846-3089 to register.

SAVVY Caregiver

Are you in an unfamiliar role of caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia? This class helps you:

  • Understand the impact of dementia on both you and the person you are caring for
  • Learn the skills you need to manage daily life
  • Strengthen family resources
  • Take care you!

The class meets once a week for six weeks for 2 hours each session.


Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia that is experiencing difficult behaviors? This program gives you tools to help decrease behaviors and increase enjoyable times together.

Our staff works one on one with a you over six weeks to assist in problem solving and learning new strategies.

Visit our events calendar or call the office for more information about upcoming classes.

Another great resource for education and training is the Oregon Care Partners.