Welcome to Vilas County Commission on Aging

The Vilas County Commission on Aging provides supportive and advocacy services to county residents 60 and older to meet their community needs.

Taking Care of You

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class

Class topics include:

  • Taking care of you
  • Reducing personal stress
  • Communicating effectively in challenging situations
  • Making tough care-giving decisions
  • Hiring in-home help
  • Making a decision about a care facility
  • Making decisions about driving
  • Recognizing and responding to depression
  • Working with memory impaired elders
  • This class is offered at least twice a year.

  • It is a fully researched course taught by certified instructors.
  • Very positive feed back from individuals who have completed the course.
  • Class meets once a week for six weeks. Each class 2 hours.
  • For family caregivers. Open to caregivers of any age. No restrictions on the type of illness or age of the person they are caring for.
  • Class size limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required.
  • Must have at least 5 participants to hold a class.
  • Contact:

    Amie Rein Family Caregiver Support Coordinator
    521 E. Wall Street, Eagle River WI 54521 (physical address)
    330 Court St., Eagle River WI 54521 (mailing address)
    (715) 479-3725 e-mail: amrein@co.vilas.wi.us