Caregivers, people who take on the selfless role of caring for a loved one, have the great responsibility of making sure their loved one’s basic needs are met, which requires work and dedication. Sometimes, however, it is the caregiver who needs help.


By taking care of their own needs, caregivers can better care for those who depend on them. Powerful Tools for Caregivers® is an educational program offered at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital to help family and friends caring for adults with long-term health conditions.


The free course consists of six weekly classes, each focusing on different tools that help guide them through the caregiving journey. Caregivers will learn about setting goals, staying motivated and dealing with feelings of anger, guilt and depression, building confidence and ability to cope with the demands of caregiving.


The six-week course begins Tuesday, July 9 and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 13.  Classes are held each Tuesday from 3–4:30 p.m. in the Brazos Pavilion Chapel, first floor, at Houston Methodist Sugar Land. Registration is required.


 For more information or to register, contact the Spiritual Care & Values Integration Department at or 281.274.7164. Seating is limited.