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Red Cross to hold classes on challenges of care giving
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The Red Cross is offering a series of educational classes the next three Monday nights at Magness Library.The series will focus on caregiving and is aimed as a benefit for the person receiving the care and the people providing it.“It can be a very tough time when you’re caring for a loved one,” said local Red Cross director Kathy Nesmith. “We will have different speakers each night and address different topics such as safety for yourself and safety for them.”The meetings will begin at 7 p.m. each night and be over around 8:30 p.m.On Monday, March 10, general caregiver skills will be addressed by speakers Reba Bond and Saundra Williams. This includes providing care while still helping the person maintain a feeling of independence.On Monday, March 17, Saundra and Bill Williams will discuss helping a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s.