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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Newsletter

January, 2023

PTC Upcoming Events

Update Contact and Class Series Information

        At PTC Headquarters, we are committed to updating PTC class leaders' contact information and past class series. Therefore, in the upcoming months, we will reach out to specific class leaders with the request to update their contact information; however, if you would like your contact information updated with PTC, please reach out to ptcaregivers@iastate.edu to start the process.

Additionally, if you are an event or volunteer coordinator and have the information about past class series that not been entered into the “add an upcoming/completed class series” forms, please contact us at ptcaregivers@iastate.edu to add this information to our records.

NCRAN Webinar:

Successes of Virtual Programming with Older Adult Populations

The North Central Region Aging Network (NCRAN) hosted a webinar this month on the successes of hosting virtual programs with older adult populations.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us program developers and implementers to switch to virtual platforms to deliver programs to older adults and caregivers. Most of us saw positive results using virtual platforms; however, in this webinar, we reviewed the results from published articles that demonstrated older adults not only used virtual platforms but they liked them. Moreover, these programs seem to be just as effective in delivering program outcomes as in-person class series (including PTC!). Despite these benefits, there are still challenges to overcome in providing virtual platforms for every population, particularly in rural areas.

Please find past NCRAN webinars on the NCRAN website.

Master Trainers:

Schedule Your 2023 Class Leader Trainings

Master trainers,

We look forward to hearing about your 2023 class leader trainings!

Please see the class leader training schedule on our website to determine when it would be best to schedule a class leader training.

Once you've determined your schedule, please tell us about your scheduled class leader training by completing the "class leader training confirmation" form.

Friendly Reminders for Master Trainers:

  • Newly trained Master Trainers must co-lead a class leader training within six months of being trained as a Master Trainer.
  • Once this requirement is met, master trainers must co-lead a class leader training once every two years.
  • If more than two years passes since the last class leader training, the master trainer must lead a six-week class series 12 months prior to leading a class leader training AND repay the master trainer fee. If you are part of this final group, please reach out to ptcaregivers@iastate.edu to begin this process.

Please see the Master Trainer Agreement for more details.

Interested in becoming a Master Trainer?

There is still space available for the Master Trainer Training on January 27th!

·       Friday, January 27, 2023 1:00–3:00pm CST

·       Wednesday, March 29, 2023 10:00am–12:00pm CST

·       Tuesday, June 6, 2023 1:00–3:00pm CST

·       Friday, August 18, 2023 10:00am–12:00pm CST


See requirements for becoming a PTC Master trainer.

If interested, please fill out the Master Trainer application form.

Contact PTC HQ & Access Materials

The Caregiver Helpbook

Be sure to add your upcoming PTC class series using the "add an upcoming class series" form.

Let us know about your upcoming class leader training events through this "class leader training confirmation" form.

Access Class Leader Material

Class Leader material can be accessed through the ISU Extension Store and the PTC Website.*

*When you set up your ISU Extension Store account, be sure to use the primary email address that PTC uses to contact you.

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