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Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a six-week program to help those who are helping a loved one through a challenging health condition, will be offered starting next week in Clarence.

The program starts from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and runs at the same time Thursdays through Sept. 24 at Brothers of Mercy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10570 Bergtold Road.

Caregivers learn to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, and locate helpful resources.

Preregistration is required by calling 858-2177 or emailing caregiver@erie.gov; the course cost is $25 and includes a copy of "The Caregiver Helpbook."