Caregiver Fundamentals Program

Are you a caregiver?

Caregiving takes many forms. You may be helping a friend or family member with:

  • Doctor appointments
  • Financial support
  • Grocery shopping
  • Housekeeping
  • Medications
  • Personal Care
  • Social activities
  • Transportation

Caregiver Support Groups

Caregiving can be a challenge, but it’s easier when you’re prepared. Caregivers face unique challenges, and support groups provide an opportunity to socialize and share experiences and resources. This program is available to Oklahomans living with, and caring for, a loved one age 60+ in Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian, or Logan County.

Guthrie Support Group:
Guthrie Community Church
512 E. Seward Rd., Guthrie, OK 73044
2nd and 4th Saturday of every month
9-11 a.m.

Moore Support Group:
Fresh Start Community Church
309 N. Eastern Ave.
Moore, OK 73160
3rd Thursday of every month
12-1:30 p.m.

OKC Support Groups:
Sunbeam Family Services
1100 NW 14th St.
OKC, OK 73106
1st Thursday of every month
12-1:30 p.m.

Parkinson’s Foundation at Chesapeake Plaza
720 Wilshire Blvd.
OKC, OK 73116
2nd Friday of every month
11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Online Support Group:
2nd and 4th Tuesday every month, 1-2 p.m.

For more information about joining a group, contact Andrea Hughes at ahughes@sunbeamfamilyservices.org, call (405) 609-6551.

What is Powerful Tools for Caregivers?

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class series that supports caregivers in taking care of yourself while caring for someone else. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence-based educational series designed to provide family caregivers like you with the tools you need to take care of yourself while also being a supportive caregiver. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the tools you choose and put them into action for your life.

You will benefit from this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home or in a long-term facility

This program helps you:

  • Balance your life
  • Better communicate your feelings
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Increase your ability to make tough decisions
  • Locate helpful resources
  • Reduce stress

For more information call (405) 609-8812, email seniorservices@sunbeamfamilyservices.org or visit www.powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org.

Provided by Sunbeam Family Services through a Title III Older Americans Act Grant from Areawide Aging Agency and community partners. The Caregiver Fundamentals Program makes no distinction on the grounds of race, color, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, religion, or disability. A portion of the project costs are met by state and federal Older Americans Act funds from Areawide Aging Agency and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Aging Services Division. There are no costs to participants; however, donations are accepted. Suggested donation per services: Information Services, $1/activity; Access Assistance, $1/activity; Support Group, $2.50/meeting; Respite, $2.50/visit; School Supplies, $5/family; and Training Seminar, $5/seminar.