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For Caregivers

Savvy Caregiver Training

Please join us in a 6-week, evidence-based course designed to help you become a more confident caregiver. The course is offered in small groups where you will meet other local caregivers who are learning and sharing the journey of caregiving with you.

You have had training for every other job in your life, now we have training for your most important role.

The virtual sessions of the course will be held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and in person at the center at 2 p.m. You must commit to all six classes. Space is limited so please register.

Charlotte County

Sep 13

Sep 20

Sep 27

Oct 4

Oct 11

Oct 18

1p-3p in Person

Charlotte County Human Services
21500 Gibralter Dr, Port Charlotte 33952 – Rm 151

Estero Library

Sep 19

Sep 26

Oct 3

Oct 10

Oct 17

Oct 24

1p-3p in Person

2110 Three Oaks Pkwy, Estero 33928

Dubin Center

Oct 3

Oct 10

Oct 17

Oct 24

Oct 31

Nov 7

2p-4p in Person
10a-12p Zoom

Cape Coral Library

Oct 3

Oct 10

Oct 17

Oct 24

Oct 31

Nov 7

2p-4p in Person

921 SW 39th Terr, Cape Coral 33914


The program is broken up into 6 sessions, taught in person or virtually over six weeks.


You will gain knowledge and skills to help you become a better caregiver.


You will learn how to strategize and manage unique daily situations.


You will learn tools to becoming a more confident caregiver.

You’re not on this journey alone.

“The program helped me to understand that I’m not alone. I have to take care of me as well and it gave me confidence in my ability.”

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! You make us as participants have hope in a time when much feels hopeless. The course is spot on and “REAL” not just textbook but hands on.”

“I had to “feel my way” as a spouse and caregiver, and I didn’t always get it right. The Savvy Course was right on the money for me. I wish I’d taken it a year, or two, or three earlier. In fact, I think that the course could have taught me to be a better husband if I had taken it decades ago.”

“Both leaders were incredibly approachable. They provide support in a caring and nurturing manner.”

Dealing with Dementia

hands folded on a table

An engaging and interactive training program offered to family caregivers. Goals of the training are to:

  • Understand Dementia
  • Managing Challenging Behaviors
  • Handling Stress
  • Finding Time for Yourself

Caregiving is hard, even on the good days when it brings joy and fulfillment. It requires dedication, determination and time.

Class size will be limited.

Pre registration Required: 


Oct 12 and 19

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Virtual Dementia

VDR lady

Did You Know? 83% of dementia care happens in the home, but most families are unaware of the challenges and how to overcome them.

The Tour is conducted in a home like setting and help caregivers and friends and neighbors understand a little more about what is like to live with dementia. Sensory props are provided to those experiencing the guided tour with the goal to create awareness and compassion for those living with and caring for someone with an impairment. A debrief session is one on one with the social worker to share feedback and answer questions.

October 16 at Interfaith Charities


Me Time

Starfish on Beach - Me Time

Me Time Class

Caring for yourself is one of the most important and often easily forgotten things you can do as a caregiver. When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit, too. The Me Time class will foster a relaxing and light-hearted environment that promotes holistic well-being of oneself. Through interactive education, discussion and activities, caregivers will learn about the importance of intentional selfcare and can share and discover simple ways to implement the practice into their daily lives.


This group will be held ongoing at the Dubin Center on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 2:00-3:00pm.


For more information on Me Time, please contact the Dubin Center at 239-437-3007 or email

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