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Classes for caregivers set for Savannah
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The Community Care Services Program, a state Medicaid program administered through the Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia Area Agency on Aging and managed by the Coastal Health District, will host two, six-week long “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” courses designed to help those caring for someone with a chronic illness.
The first set of classes will be held in April and May and the second set of classes will be held in June and July.
 During the six 90-minute classes attendees will learn how to use community resources, better manage stress, communicate effectively with friends, family, and health care providers, cope with difficult emotions, and take better steps to care for themselves.
“Caring for someone with a chronic illness can be stressful and overwhelming,” said Janice Guglielmi, CCSP Business Operations Generalist. “These classes will help caregivers better deal with their emotions and the day-to-day struggles they face.”
CCSP helps people who are elderly and/or functionally impaired to continue living in their homes and communities. CCSP offers community-based care as an alternative to nursing home placement. Comprehensive care coordination for coastal Georgia is managed by the Coastal Health District.
The first course begins April 4 and a second one will start June 6. They are free and will be held at the CCSP office at 420 Mall Blvd. in Savannah.
Registration is required. For more information or to register call Janice Guglielmi or Brandi Kohari at 912-353-5001.

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