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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#

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


August Calendar of Programs - Leeza's Care Connection Providence

Field Trip: Leeza’s Care Connection goes to Belmont Village Burbank!
Wednesday, August 13; 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Get ready to have a memorable afternoon at Belmont Village Burbank! Join us for an afternoon filled with great food, desserts, musical entertainment, and a tour of Belmont Village’s beautiful community located at 455 E. Angeleno Avenue in Burbank. Not to mention, the transportation will be provided (wheelchair accessible) in the Belmont Village Shuttle! We will be leaving Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center at 12:15pm and return to Providence by 2:30pm. Space is limited – please call to RSVP.

Visiting an Assisted Living Facility Soon? Learn What to Ask & What to Look For
Thursday, August 28; 11 am - 12 pm
Deciding when and where to place your loved can be a challenging decision but how do we know what we should be looking for when we visit a facility. Join us for a presentation by Frank J. Cunningham, RCFE-Senior Care Consultant with Care Patrol, who will provide with tips on what to ask and what to look for on your next tour of an assisted living facility. Most common violations will also be revealed.

Early Onset Support Group
Tuesday, August 26; 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.

Table Massage Tuesday!
Tuesday, August 19; 2 pm - 5 pm
Are you feeling tired and stressed? This month we are offering free massages for you by Katie Karras, certified massage therapist, reiki healer, watsu therapist, and yoga instructor! Call us to book your appointment. You deserve it! Space is limited.

Caring Company
Friday, August 22; 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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