You Can Have a More Positive Caregiving Experience

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a national evidence-based education program. Locally, Aaron Brush and Kathy Clark of the Southwestern VT Council on Aging teach this self-care workshop for families

This 6-week program helps family caregivers improve:
Self-Care Behaviors like exercise, use of relaxation techniques & medical care
Management of Emotions that leads to reduced guilt, anger, and depression
Self-Worth by boosting your confidence in coping with caregiving demands
Use of Community Services you might not know about

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a program you can count on to
make a positive difference in your life

A $25 donation helps with costs, but is not required for participation.

Thursdays, April 28—June 2 from 3 to 4:30 PM
Heritage Family Credit Union
50 West Street
Rutland, VT

To register call Aaron Brush 802-772-7835 or 802-786-5990


World Tai Chi Day

World Tai Chi Day

April 30

One World…One Breath

The annual April event is open to the general public, and begins in the earliest time zones of Samoa at 10 am, and then participants across OceaniaAsiaAfricaEurope, North America, and South America take part, with celebrations in eighty nations and several hundred cities, ending with the final events in the last time zones of Hawaii almost an entire day later. Celebrations include mass t’ai chi ch’uan and qigong exhibitions in many cities, and free classes in most participating cities.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day’s stated goals are to:

  1. Educate the world about emerging medical research revealing health benefits that t’ai chi ch’uan and qigong offer.
  2. Educate about the increasing use of these ancient traditional Chinese medicinemodalities in business, healthcare, education, penal and drug rehabilitation.
  3. Provide a global vision of cooperation for health & healing purposes across geopolitical boundaries, and also an appeal to people worldwide to embrace wisdom from all the cultures of the world.
  4. Thank Chinese culture for the gifts of tai chi and qigong to the world.


Over 80 countries


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