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Caregivers class to be held in Grundy Center Jan. 14

January 5, 2014
Reinbeck Courier

Being a family caregiver comes with many responsibilities. Serving as a caregiver may stir up feelings of guilt as families struggle with what is best for the person in need and how it affects the rest of the family.

Grundy County Extension & Outreach will be holding a class designed for those in the caregiver role, whether you are caring for elderly parents, disabled family members or children with special needs. The class, entitled What Every Adult Child Should Know, is seven weeks long and will cover topics such as: wills, living wills, durable power of attorney, retirement plans, in home care, adult day care, hospice care, Veterans benefits, Medicare, Medigap, Medicaid and much more.

Each participant will receive a 120 page workbook and be a part of a support group of other people living close by to talk with. This class will be led by ISU Specialist, Brenda Schmitt and facilitated by Grundy County Extension Administrator Shari Sell-Bakker.

The class is seven weeks long with the first class being held in the Grundy County Extension office. The remaining six classes may be attended online at your own pace or at the office with the group.

Brochures with more information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting the Grundy County Extension office at 319-824-6979, visiting us at 703 F Avenue, Suite 1, Grundy Center, by e-mailing Shari at or registering online at

Pre-registration is required and registration forms must be turned in no later than January 13, 2014.



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