Become A Savvy Caregiver; Classes Begin Sept. 7

The New York State Department of Health will be presenting classes to better assist caregivers of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The Savvy Caregiver program is designed for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s who continue to live at home. Developed by the University of Minnesota, these classes will help caregivers gain a better understanding of the disease; the skills to assess abilities of the person with dementia; and the confidence to set and alter caregiving goals. The free classes will be held at the Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield from 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28. For more information or to register, please call 366-3335 ext. 1236 or 661-9430 ext.. 1236. Registration is limited to 10 participants.