Calendar of Events

BELIEVE the connections you are making will help you become strong and get you through the journey.

LOVE SERIES: Caregiving…What’s LOVE got to do with it?

February 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd, from 11:30am – 1:00pm

Join us on Wednesdays in February for lunch and an educational series on the 5 Languages of Love! Speaker Marsha Ward, LMSW will help us learn how to use touch, affirmations, quality time, gifts and service to better connect with your loved one. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent or friend, this series is for YOU! This series is sponsored by Daybreak Adult Care Services. RSVP is preferred but not necessary to attend!

LCC Fundraiser Volunteer Meeting

February 6th, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Fundraiser event planner, Nancye Bailey, will be meeting our LCC volunteers that are interested in assisting with LCC’s first annual fundraiser to discuss volunteer opportunities. Lunch provided by our Hospitality Sponsor, Colonial Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. RSVP is preferred but not necessary to attend!

Ask the Expert Series: Financial Q&A’s

February 9th, from 10:00am – 11:00am

Financial Advisor Leslie Slaughter will lend her expertise through a “Financial Concerns for Caregivers” presentation. Individual assistance with financial concerns available per request and is free of charge.

LUNCH ‘N LEARN: VA Benefits and Caregiver Support

February 16th, from 11:30 – 1:00 pm

Cristy Roberson, LISW-CP, from the Dorn VA Caregiver Support Program will present on VA Health Care and address basic questions on VA Benefits for those who are caring for a Veteran. She will describe VA hospital services offered for enrolled Veterans to help keep the Veteran at home for as long as possible. Lunch provided by our Hospitality Sponsor, Colonial Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Center. RSVP is preferred but not necessary to attend!

DINE ‘N LEARN: A Place for Mom, Senior Living Options

February 16th, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A Place for Mom representatives Devon Smith & Robbin Stoddard will discuss the process of helping your loved one transition into senior living. They will help us understand the different types of senior living options, what type of care and services they offer, cost involved in senior care, tips on touring communities and broaching delicate subjects with your loved one. Dinner provided by Pruitt Health. RSVP is preferred but not necessary to attend!

Ask the Expert Series: Financial Q&A’s

February 23rd, from 10:00am – 11:00am

Financial Advisor Leslie Slaughter will lend her expertise through a “Financial Concerns for Caregivers” presentation. Individual assistance with financial concerns available per request and is free of charge.

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

 

BELIEVE the connections you are making will help you become strong and get you through the journey. 

 

Caregiver Support Groups

You are not alone! Connecting with other caregivers, sharing, venting, learning from each other and our facilitators helps you gain an understanding that you are not alone. Each of our groups below meets twice a month.

 

Evening group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Daytime group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 1:00pm – 2:15pm

 

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group

Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:30am–1:00pm

Lunch provided by Dunbar Funeral Home.

 

Caregiver Support Group for Early Stages of Dementia

Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11:30am–1:00pm.

This is a group for both caregivers and care-receivers adjusting to a new diagnosis of dementia and focuses on what you need to know, plan and do in order to live the best life possible in the midst of dementia. Topics include understanding dementia, effective communication with your loved one, coping with changes, daily strategies, safety issues, the importance of having a medical team in place and helpful resources.

 

Greif Support Group

Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday from 1.00pm–2.15pm 

Connect with other caregivers who have experiences loss and challenges that living with grief brings. Group sponsored by All Seasons Hospice.

 

 

RECEIVE the gifts others have to offer, gaining strength knowing when it is time to nourish yourself.

 

Breathe, Believe, Receive Book Club

Meets January 27th from 12:30pm – 2:00 pm

Connect with other caregivers and like-minded individuals to discuss books selected by our readers. Books and lunch are both free of charge!

 

Mindful Movement

Meets Thursdays from 10:30am – 11:30am

Christy Clonts, wellness coach and certified yoga instructor, will share simple stretch and movement techniques to help reduce stress and anxiety. These techniques also help improve strength, balance and flexibility.

 

Caregiver 101 with Carlos “Pops” Gibbons

Meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Join Carlos “Pops” Gibbons and others who have walked the path as they share tips and techniques on how to survive your caregiving journey.

 

Sit ‘n Stitch

Meets every Wednesday of each month from 10:00am – 12:00pm

Please come and meet others who are on, or have completed, the caregiving journey. Bring your current handwork project or just yourself and learn how to soothe your stress with crocheting, knitting, and companionship. Absolutely no experience needed!

 

Group HUGS

Gathers the 3rd Friday from 10:00am – 11:00am in our Care Café

Group HUGS is a purposeful time of connecting our HUGS Ambassadors and Volunteers. Light refreshments provided by Panera Bread. Good company and laughter provided by all!

 

Crafting: All Things Creative

Meets Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm for special Valentine’s craft!

Join the ladies from Nancy’s Healing heARTS group to learn the joys of all things creative, where you never know what fun creative task is at hand! Come join us for this fun, peace inducing, stress relieving activity and connect with other caregivers. No art experience needed!

 

Men’s Coffee Club, “The Suspenders”

Meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 9:30am

Connect with other caregivers who have walked the caregiving path over coffee in our Care Café.

 

Healing Rhythms

Meets every 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:30am – 11:30am

Cyndi Boot of Regency Hospice will lead us in the circle of drumming and experience its calming and energizing effects.  Group drumming has been shown to help lower stress, enhance the immune system, and it’s FUN!  All instruments provided, and no experience necessary.

 

Line Dancing

First meeting Tuesday, February 14th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm during Valentine’s Drop-In!

Have fun and relieve stress by learning basic line dancing routines! No experience needed!

 

FREE Massages

Monday, February 27th from 11:00am – 12:30pm

Licensed massage therapist Rita Holloway will be on hand to offer FREE relaxing massages to our caregivers! First come, first serve!

 

Facebook Fridays

Drop in on Fridays between 11:00am – 1:00pm for assistance with following us on Facebook!

We need your help to share our mission throughout the community! Stop by for some Facebook basics and learn how to follow us daily!

 

 

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