Leeza’s Care Connection in South Carolina

Leeza’s Care Connection
at the Michael J. and Mary Meech Mungo Home
201 St. Andrews Rd.
Columbia, SC 29210
(corner of St. Andrews Rd. & Tram Rd.)
tel: 803.888.7525

Marti Colucci
Managing Director
marti@leezascareconnection.org

HOURS:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

GENERAL:
All programs are free of charge
and are held on site unless otherwise noted.

PARKING:
Parking is located in the rear of the home.

Leeza Gibbons made a promise to her mom to “tell her story and make it count”. What began as a promise has now become a legacy and dream come true. Thanks to the Michael J. Mungo Foundation, our Founding Members and many other supporters from the community we opened Leeza’s Care Connection on the corner of Tram and St. Andrews in the Michael J. and Mary Meech Mungo home, which is also in the neighborhood that Leeza and her family lived.

At Leeza’s Care Connection we are the answer to “Now What?” when you get the news that someone you love has cancer, MS, a brain tumor, stroke, Alzheimer’s or any other chronic disease. We help families summon their strength and call on their courage as they get ready to move forward with a “new normal” way of being on the difficult journey ahead.

We are a place to ask questions and get answers; a place to take a deep breath knowing you’ll get through it. All programs and services are free of charge.

Each month we offer a calendar of activities with programs, workshops and educational lectures that are relevant to caring for yourself and caring for someone you love. Some of our programs meet the same days and times each month, others change each month. We are grateful to all of our instructors and subject matter experts who donate their time, talent and energy to our program.

We are so blessed to be able to be flexible and evolve based on the needs of the community. Please let us know if you would like to see specific programs or topics covered.

We are thrilled to be open and are ready to serve the community. Caregivers, professionals, neighbors and friends, please stop by for a tour! Caregivers, you may call to make an appointment but please know that we accept walk-ins at any time.

 

 

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