Calendar of Events

NEW PROGRAMS:

DRUM CIRCLE
Friday, March 10, 10:00-11:00am
Health Rhythms is about creating music in the moment, expression of one’s own unique and personal rhythm and connecting with other participants in the drum circle. No prior music or drumming experience is required. Join Bradley Anderson in what will be a fun and new experience!! Please RSVP at 818-847-3686, so Bradley knows how many drums to bring!

Releasing STRESS through Breathing and Meditation
Tuesday, March 21, 11:00am-12:00pm
This class will consist of a warm up followed by stretching, body tapping, breathing and meditation. Come melt away the stress in your life and leave feeling renewed. Lead by Brain and Body.

Art for a Purpose
Every Friday – 11:00am- 1:00pm
Come join us to create art for others. Different weekly projects may include making greeting cards or art for a special event. Put your creativity to good use!

REOURCE TUESDAYS:

Do you need help or to be connected to resources in your community? Resource Tuesdays are for you. Please call for an appointment.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Memory Fitness-Keep your memory sharp!
1st & 3rd Wed, March 1 & 15, 10:30am – 11:30am
This interactive class provides an opportunity for individuals with memory loss and their care partners to participate together in various activities that are beneficial for mind, spirit and socialization. The activities directors from Belmont Village will engage the class using memory tools and strategies that are simple, fun and can be used at home. Come join us for the fun.

“LUNCH ‘N LEARN” – Communication and Dementia
Wednesday, March 8, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Guest Speaker: Dr. Diane Darby Beach – Learn how to identify communication techniques that can play a key role in coping with specific challenging behaviors such as shadowing, repetition and agitation. Please RSVP to 818-847-3686 to attend.

MISS AN EDUCATION GROUP? Let us know! We may have informative handouts available from the group.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Meet Our Empowerment/Support Group Facilitators:
Leta Nadler, Manij Taban, Myrna Gordon, Liz Gregory and Dana Sigoloff are all Human Services Paraprofessionals who were trained at the Wagner Program at American Jewish University. Stephanie Davis, is a licensed, Marriage and Family Therapist. Ann Brunner, MSW has many years working with seniors and families.

Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s/Dementia
EVENING GROUP – 1st & 3rd Wed., Mar. 1 & 15, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Caring for your mom or dad can present very different challenges than caring for a spouse. Share experiences and ideas; support each other in navigating the care and support of a parent. The group facilitator is Stephanie Davis.

Courageous Heroes Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
1st & 3rd Thurs., Mar. 2 & 16, 12:30pm-2:00pm
This meeting is open to spouses that are living with and/or caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. A time to vent, share, learn and offer to others on a similar path. Led by Myrna Gordon. Respite offered.

Wellness Warriors Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
2nd & 4th Thurs., Mar. 9 & 23, 12:30pm-2:00pm
This meeting is open to spouses that are living with and/or caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. A time to vent, share, learn and offer to others on a similar path. Group led by Dana Sigoloff and Liz Gregory. Respite is offered.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia “Experienced Caregiver” Support Group
2nd & 4th Wed., Mar. 8 & 22, 11:00am-12:30pm
This group is made up of “experienced caregivers” who have attended support group for 2 years or more and are living with and/or caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. A time to vent, share, learn and offer to others on a similar path. Group facilitated by Leta Nadler and Manij Taban. Respite is offered.

Early Memory Loss Support Group
2nd & 4th Thurs., Mar. 9 & 23, 10:00am-11:30am
This is a support group for those that are recently diagnosed with any memory impairment. Acknowledging a memory loss can bring up many feelings- this is a time to open up, learn and share in a safe environment. Group facilitated by Ann Brunner.

WELLNESS PROGRAMS

DRUM CIRCLE
Friday, March 10, 10:00-11:00am
Health Rhythms is about creating music in the moment, expression of one’s own unique and personal rhythm and connecting with other participants in the drum circle. No prior music or drumming experience is required. Join Bradley Anderson in what will be a fun and new experience!! Please RSVP at 818-847-3686, so Bradley knows how many drums to bring!

Releasing Stress through Breathing and Meditation
Tuesday, March 21, 11:00am-12:00pm
Lead by Brain and Body. This class will consist of a warm up followed by stretching, body tapping, breathing and meditation. Come melt away the stress in your life and leave feeling renewed.

Art for a Purpose
Every Friday – 11:00am- 1:00pm
Come join us to create art for others. Different weekly projects may include making greeting cards or art for a special event. Put your creativity to good use!

HAVE SUGGESTIONS? We want to hear from you! Please let us know what activities and programs you would like to see here at LCC!

New & Noteworthy
The Irmo News: Dr. Carlos W. Gibbons has been awarded the 2016 Poet of the Year Award by the PoetryFest Foundation. Gibbons has a poem in the 2016 PoetryFest Publication, “On the Wings of Angels,” and has been cited as one of PoetryFest’s brightest poetry stars. Gibbons is a native
Leeza Gibbons knows firsthand of the devastation that Alzheimer’s disease can cause a family. After the loss of her grandmother and the diagnosis of her mother, Leeza and her family created the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation to meet the growing needs of those impacted by memory disorders. Interviewed by Winn
Alzheimer’s disease directly affects parts of the brain responsible for communication. Patients find it harder to both understand others and explain themselves. Patients also begin to forget the names of once familiar objects such as watches or pens. Early in the disease, people with Alzheimer’s are often able to hide
2017 © The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation