Caregivers often neglect their own needs, leading to high stress and burnout. Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA) brings Powerful Tools for Caregivers- a six-week program supplying caregivers with resources, skills and coping mechanisms to manage the physical, emotional, and financial stress of caregiving. This interactive program gives you the tools to take better care of your loved one by taking better care of yourself.  

There is no charge for the program; a $20.00 donation for The Caregiver Helpbook is requested, but not required. Powerful Tools for Caregivers upcoming program locations:

When: Tuesdays, March 19 – April 23, 2019; 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Where: GISD Business Services Conference Room–  2110 W Hill Rd Flint, MI 48507

Register:Please call Jennifer Joyner at VAAA (810) 239-7671 Ext 281 or email

When: Wednesdays, April 17 – May 15, 2019; 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Where: Active Adult Day Health Club2284 S Ballenger Hwy Ste E Flint, MI 48503         

Register: Please call Abbie Mars at VAAA (810) 239-7671 Ext 213 or email

President & CEO Yaushica Aubert says “Caregivers are so busy taking care of their loved ones, they forget to take care of themselves. Powerful Tools for caregivers not only provides caregiving tips, it teaches self-care, which is important to help prevent caregiver burnout.”