Be prepared in a medical emergency, protect yourself against fraudsters and learn about the rewards — and stresses — of being a caregiver, this month at the Rockville Senior Center.
Register for classes at the senior center information desk by calling 240-314-8810 or with the course number at www.rockvillemd.gov/registration.
Emergency Training/First Aid. This free class arms participants with the knowledge and skills needed for effective leadership in an emergency.
From 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, attendees will learn how to recognize and care for a variety of first-aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses and responses to breathing and cardiac emergencies for those 12 years and older. Presented by Jamie Kohler, safety specialist with the City of Rockville. Register for the class with course #7415.
Safeguards Against Spam and How to Avoid Robo-Dialers. Identify spam and learn simple techniques so you don’t click on harmful emails or links, or fall victim to phishing scams.
This free class, led by Mary O’Donoghue, director of Corewood Care, will be held from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Register with course #8021.
Caring for the Caregiver. As the population ages, more caregiving is being provided by people who aren’t health-care professionals. These informal caregivers provide 80 percent of long-term care in the United States.
This free session, held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, will focus on the rewards and stresses of the caregiving role, and will discuss strategies for coping, resiliency building and self-care. Register with course #7413.