Supporting family caregivers in West Hawaii since 1996


It takes a whole community to care for our caregivers.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes


 PTC classes have resumed, both in person and online. Please contact us to join our email list,and we'll let you know about upcoming classes.  For full information about Powerful Toolsfor Caregivers, visit the national website:www.powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org Who are the classes for?The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program is designed to help  family caregivers cope with the demands of caring for their  loved ones with chronic medical conditions.           What do the classes cover?~ Managing stress effectively~ Practicing self care~ Coping with guilt, anger and depression~ Learning to relax~ Making tough decisions~ Setting goals~ Solving problems What West Hawaii family caregivers say about PTCThe comments below are just a sample of the evaluationswe've received from class participants:​~ I found my hope again knowing there is help and that I can ask for it.~ I am not alone. There are many others going through this.~ Every topic targeted real life day-to-day issues.~ I like the closeness I felt with all who attended.~ It will give you a profound peace and calm.~ It was such a mind opening opportunity.Starting in 2014, HCCN took on the responsibility of providing this national evidence-based program in West Hawaii. Over 120 local family caregivers have developed the skills needed to handle the challenges of caring for a loved one.


A scripted curriculum and detailed training material provide consistency and quality in all PTC classes no matter where they are located.  You will also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for PTC.  The book covers a range of topics, including: hiring in-home help; caring for the memory-impaired; legal and financial issues; care facility placement.



Class size is limited to eight participants, with a nominal $10 registration fee. Pre-registration is required; walk-in registration will not be available.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes are presented in West Hawaii as a collaboration between HCCN and University of Hawaii Manoa Cooperative Extension, Maui, Aging and Intergenerational Programs, with additional funding from our generous sponsors.  Mahalo!


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You have either been a caregiver,

You are a caregiver, You will be a caregiver,

Or someone will care for you.

~ Rosalynn Carter ~