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Do You Remember? 3/24/06

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

Reducing The Responsibilities Caregivers Face: Seeking Assistance By Holding A Family Meeting

“This year I became aware of a caregiver on a mission named Rob Harris. I started hearing a lot about his website, Robcares.com and his book, “We’re in this Together; A Caregiver’s Story”. Turns out…this guy is the real deal and is offering real support to real caregivers everyday. It
What Caregivers Are Saying
testimonials

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

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"Caregiving Matters"...Education by Phone

CLICK HERE to download our complete Caregiving Matters schedule for April and May

Dial-In Number: 1-866-554-6142
Conference Code: 2128372545#
Reserve TODAY: 818-847-3686 or
selkins@leezascareconnection.org

What Veteran Caregivers Need to Know
Friday April 11; 12-1pm
Martha Waite, LCSW, with over 30 years of specializing in geriatrics at the VA will provide an overview of caregiver resources and benefits (medical and financial) that are available through the VA system.

The Caregiver's Path
Tuesday April 22; 7-8pm
This presentation led by expert Viki Kind, clinical bioethicist and award winning author of The Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can't, will guide families through the difficult process of making decisions for those who have lost capacity.

Leeza’s Care Connection 

at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Guided Meditation
Thursday, April 10; 11am-12 pm
This once a month program will include discussions and exercises to reduce stress and promote self care. Shirin Dehghan, Certified Hypnotherapist, will lead us in sessions and will feature 15-20 minutes of visualization using imagery to promote relaxation, positive general feelings of well-being.

Caregiver Insights-Book Discussion & Journaling: Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Saturday, April 19; 11 am-12:30 pm
Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman's sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer's disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University.
http://www.amazon.com/Still-Alice-Lisa-Genova/dp/1439102813

This group is facilitated by caregiver Alex Shinn & Stefanie Elkins. You do not need to have read the book in advance to attend.

Discovery Channel's Pain Matters Screening and Discussion
Thursday, April 24 from 6:30-8pm
The documentary explores what chronic pain is, its individual and societal impact, and the future of pain management through the stories and struggles of six individuals living with chronic pain and their loved ones, as well as perspective from leading national experts in pain management. Cynthia Toussaint and John Garrett from For Grace will be around for questions/discussion after film. http://www.painmattersfilm.com/

Lunch N’ Learn: Aging and Safe Driving
Wednesday, April 30; 12:30-2pm
Did you know DMV established a program for the expressed purpose of helping all drivers maintain their driving independence for as long as they can safely do so. Tressa Thompson, Senior Driver Ombudsman, will address specific concerns of senior drivers especially those faced with changes in physical, visual and/or mental abilities and provide resources especially when safety becomes a concern.

 Leeza’s Care Connection 

at Olympia Medical Center

Guided Meditation
Wednesday, April 16; 1:30-2:30 pm
This once a month program will include discussions and exercises to reduce stress and promote self care. Shirin Dehghan, Certified Hypnotherapist, will lead us in sessions and will feature 15-20 minutes of visualization using imagery to promote relaxation, positive general feelings of well-being.

Lunch N’ Learn: Aging and Safe Driving
Thursday, April 24; 12:30-2pm
Did you know DMV established a program for the expressed purpose of helping all drivers maintain their driving independence for as long as they can safely do so. Tressa Thompson, Senior Driver Ombudsman will address specific concerns of senior drivers especially those faced with changes in physical, visual and/or mental abilities and provide resources especially when safety becomes a concern.

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