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Leeza Gibbons on Being a Caregiver

Taken from our friends at The Alzheimer’s Site Blog Leeza Gibbons On Being A Caregiver Leeza Gibbons joins the ladies on Autism Live to discuss being a caregiver. Leeza’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years ago, and Leeza acted as one of her caregivers up until she passed away.

Do You Remember?

I send a big hug to Nat Gross, wordsmith and special friend. Nat is a super-volunteer and leader at Leeza’s Care Connection in Pembroke Pines.  Nat’s poetry has been a steady stream of love, insight, compassion, reflection, hope, gratitude and more.  This is just one of many pieces that touched

Leeza’s Care Connectors

One of the things I’ve loved best about our ten years of working with families as they struggle to figure out life after someone they love got sick, is how resilient they become; how creative they can be and how willing they are to fight back. These husbands, wives, sons, daughters and
What Caregivers Are Saying

“We have been blessed to be on the front lines, for almost a decade, helping families navigate through a challenging time.”


 “Caregiving Matters”… EDUCATION BY PHONE

Please join us for an interactive 1 hour session that features information on
Matters important to caregivers. Each call will feature an expert guest speaker
who will educate, offer tips and answer questions about how caregivers like you
can navigate the caregiving journey.

Dial-In Number: 1-866-554-6142 Conference Code: 2128372545#

Thursday, July 17; 12-1 pm
Linda Ercoli, PhD, Director of Geriatric Psychology at UCLA will identify and explain background of challenging behaviors and offer tools so caregiver feel better equipped to handle them.

Friday, August 8; 12-1 pm
Listen to words of wisdom, reflections and ask questions of other caregivers that have summoned their strength.

July - LCC Providence

Thursday, July 17; 12-1 pm
Linda Ercoli, PhD, Director of Geriatric Psychology at UCLA will identify and explain the background of
challenging behaviors and offer tools so caregivers feel better equipped to handle them.

Early Onset Support Group
Tuesday, July 29; 6:30 pm- 8 pm
*Please call Leeza’s Care Connection before attending this Early Onset Support Group.
We recognize caregiving is not just for those in their “golden years.” This support group is for caregivers taking care of a family member or friend with dementia between the ages of 40 to 65. John Geirland, Ph.D. is the support group facilitator and has years of experience working with seniors and their families.

Preserving memories through Autobiographical Scrapbooking
Friday, July 11, 18, 25; 11 am-1 pm (No meeting on the 4th)
Leeza’s Care Connection is pleased to offer an on-going Scrapbooking Workshop for the caregiver and their recently diagnosed loved one. Liza Cobo and Jeri Vargas, our scrapbooking divas will assist participants in how to use materials in an artistic way providing an enjoyable opportunity for families to relive cherished memories.

Caregiver Insights - Book Discussion & Journaling
Saturday, July 19; 11am – 12:30 pm
“Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope” by Richard M. Cohen is the book for this month. Author Richard M. Cohen depicts one year in the lives of five individuals who are living with serious chronic illness and of their families. These "citizens of sickness," as Cohen calls them, were selected for the diversity of their ages, races, socioeconomic positions, illness types, stages of wellness, and gender.
This group is facilitated by caregiver Alex Shinn. You do not need to have read the book in advance to attend.

Knitting Circle – It’s a Needle Affair!
Monday, July 21; 1pm-2:30pm
Bring your yarn, needles, and current knitting projects and join us for an afternoon of freestyle knitting fun with other caregivers! LCC knitting divas Beverly Creighton and Henia Burgess, will be on hand for support and suggestions! All ability levels are welcome.

“Caring Company”
Friday, July 25; 1 pm
Marie Callender’s at 14743 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, 818-788-3983 Please RSVP to Andrea Bennett-Kaye at 818-383-2854 This is program which is caregiver driven, planned, and organized specifically for caregivers who are looking to get out and socialize with other caregivers. Everyone is invited to attend the Caring Company Lunch Group. It is a good way to make new friends and enjoy a relaxing time together. If you would like more information and to RSVP, please contact Andrea at 818-383-2854 or

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