Calendar of Events

 CAREGIVER SPA DAY
Tuesday, July 25: 10:00am to 1:00pm 
Are you a caregiver that needs a break? Please let us pamper you with manicures, facials, haircuts and make-up application.
 
Space is limited and RSVP is required. 
RSVP: (818)847-3686 to Wendy or wendy@leezascareconnection.org
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU
TO OUR FRIENDS AT BEAUTY BUS
 

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:

Power Hour-Keep your memory working!
1st & 3rd Fri., July 7 & July 21, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Do you forget names and faces? Do you forget why you walked into a room? Do you forget where you put your keys? Do you say “it’s on the tip of my tongue?” Well, then… this class is for you!!! Come, learn to improve your ability to remember and recall information. And, who doesn’t want to be smarter, sharper and more focused?! Kim Mitchell, educator, will present innovative ways to help reduce the onset of age-related cognitive delay. She will engage the class using, memory tools and strategies that are simple, fun and can be used at home. Come join in on the fun!

“Lunch n Learn” – Change Your Diet, Change Your Life
Wed., July 12, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Guest Speaker: Karen Choske-Anderson, Holistic Health Coach Please RSVP to 818-847-3686 to attend. Karen specializes in working with individuals over 50 who want to explore healthy eating lifestyles. She will discuss:
— the connection between diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s Disease
— how heart disease and diabetes may be reversed
— which foods to remove from your diet and which foods to add
— cooking strategies, recipes, mindful eating and more!

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

EMPOWERMENT GROUPS:

We offer a variety of groups designed to meet many caregiving situations. Please to call before attending, so we can guide you in selecting the most appropriate group for you.

Drum Circle– Group Empowerment Drumming (by Health Rhythms)
2nd and 4th Fri. of each month, July 14 & July 28, 10:30am-11:30am

Group drumming provides benefits such as stress relief, physical exercise, mental stimulation and the opportunity to be creative. 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 & Chris Miller in what will be a fun and new experience!! Please RSVP to 818-847-3686, so we have enough drums!

 

SUPPORT GROUPS:

We offer a variety of groups designed to meet many caregiving situations. We advise caregivers to call before attending, so we can guide you in selecting the most appropriate group for you.

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., July 5 & 19, 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., July 6 & 20, 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., July 13 & 27, 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., July 12 & 26, 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., July 13 & 27, 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.

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

 

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