Calendar of Events

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:

“Lunch ‘n Learn” – How to Maintain Friendships and Relationships while Caregiving
Wed., February 21st, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Have you noticed that your friendships and deep relationships are slipping away as you become immersed in your role as caregiver? We often play a part in our own isolation. Please join us in discussing how we can care for our own wellbeing while simultaneously caring for a loved one. Jan D. Somers, MSW, BCD, LCSW, has over 20 years of providing clinical psychotherapy and Geriatric Care Assessment/Management services to seniors and their family members. Please RSVP to (818)847-3686 to reserve your space.

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

EMPOWERMENT GROUPS:

Healthy Rhythm Drum Circle — Group Empowerment Drumming
2ND & 4th Fridays, February 9th & 23rd , 10:30am-11:30am

Group drumming provides benefits such as relief from stress, 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!

Group Meditation-no experience necessary
Friday, February 2 – 11:00am-12:00pm

Learn to access the quiet place within you; the place where there is no turmoil…only peacefulness and relaxation. You will learn tools that will help you alleviate stress you may be experiencing. This group meditation teaches breathing and visualization techniques. Taught by D’Vorah McDonald…all levels welcome.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS:

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

Meet Our Empowerment/Support Group Facilitators
Leta Nadler, Manij Taban, 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. Bernice Sanders is a trained facilitator and volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association GLA and a HUGS Ambassador for Leeza’s Care Connection.

Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s/Dementia EVENING GROUP
1st & 3rd Wed., February 7th & 21st, 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. Group facilitated by Stephanie Davis.

Courageous Heroes Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
1st & 3rd Thurs., February 1st & 15th, 12:30pm–2:00pm

This support group 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 facilitated by Liz Gregory. Respite offered.

Wellness Warriors Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
2nd & 4th Thurs., February 8th & 22nd 12:30pm–2:00pm

This support group 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 facilitated by Dana Sigoloff and Liz Gregory. Respite is offered.

Early Memory Loss Support Group
2nd & 4th Thurs., February 8th & 22nd 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.

Lean on Me Group
2nd & 4th Wed., February 14th & 28th 11:00am–12:30pm

A group for emotional support, held in connection with caregiving community. 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. (Approval to attend this group is required)

Caregiver Connection (NEW)
1st & 3rd Wed., February 7th & 21st 11:15am-12:45pm

This support group is open to people that are family members, 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 Bernice Sanders.

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New & Noteworthy
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Leeza’s Care Connection, a free resource center for caregivers, will reopen the Michael J. and Mary Meech Mungo home, with an open house on Feb. 19 and a celebration on Feb. 20. The center, which opened in July 2016, was destroyed last May when a tree fell on the
Imagine having to spend your first day on a new job with 47 million people across America watching you. Add in tens of millions more viewing you from countries worldwide, and it would be easy to feel a lot of pressure.  Mark Steines and Leeza Gibbons faced just that dilemma
Many of us know Leeza Gibbons as co-host of Entertainment Tonight—a primetime posting she held for nearly two decades. But Gibbons has also hosted her own daytime talk show, written a New YorkTimes bestseller, and taken home top prize on Celebrity Apprentice after raising more than $700,000 for her non-profit,
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