Calendar of Events
DINE ‘N LEARN: Elder Law Attorney
May 9th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Andrew Atkins, Elder Law Attorney, will discuss how to plan for an aging family member who does or may require daily care and legal issues of a family member with special needs. Legal documents discussed will include Durable and Healthcare Power of Attorney, Living Will and Last Will and Testament. Dinner provided by Millender Elder Law. RSVP requested, but is not required for attendance.
SNACK ‘N LEARN: Body in Motion
May 10th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Tanieka Ward-Akabane, LMSW from MSA Hospice will teach us about the importance of good body mechanics in preventing pain and injury by increasing posture, balance and stamina, especially for repetitive and difficult tasks. Participants will learn the basics of good body mechanics and how to apply these in their work and/or caregiving home life. Snack provided by MSA Hospice.
LADIES COFFEE: Lucy & Me – How to Find Laughter in Caregiving
May 19th from 10:30 – 11:30 am
Who doesn’t get a kick out of Lucille Ball? Did you ever notice the underlying messages she was sending out on caregiving? Probably not! Join LCC and Marsha Clayman, Community Resource Director of Colonial Gardens in this program of laughter and love through Lucy’s shenanigans and you’ll probably notice yourself in some of the scenarios! Coffee and Breakfast provided.
LUNCH ‘N LEARN: Nutrition: Live it, Love it, Eat it!
May 24th from 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Registered Licensed Dietitian, Kathy Birkett from Hospice Care of South Carolina will talk about healthy eating and hydration for caring and will review the MyPlate for older adults. She will also answer any caregiver concerns such as feeding a person with dementia. Lunch provided by Hospice Care of South Carolina. RSVP requested but is not required.
LUNCH ‘N LEARN: Tips and Tricks for Dementia Behaviors
May 31st from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Matt Shealy, LSW and Certified Dementia Instructor with Lutheran Hospice will provide tips and strategies for dealing with dementia related behaviors. Lunch provided by Lutheran Hospice. RSVP requested but not required.
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
2nd and 4th Tuesday from 11:30am-1:00pm
Lunch provided by Dunbar Funeral Home.
Caregiver Support Group for Early Stages of Dementia
1st and 3rd Tuesday 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. Lunch provided once per month by FirstLight Home Care.
Grief Support Group
2nd & 4th Monday from 1:00 – 2:15pm
Connect with other caregivers who have experienced loss and challenges that living with grief brings. Group sponsored by All Seasons Hospice.
WELLNESS & ENERGY PROGRAMS
Meets Thursdays from 10:30am – 11:30am
(NOTE: This group will not meet on May 25th)
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 2nd & 4th Tuesday from 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Join Carlos “Pops” Gibbons, Jennifer Kistler with LTC Health Solutions 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!
Love and Support
Meets May 17th from 11:30 – 1:00pm
Join Marsha Ward from Daybreak Adult Care Services in a group discussion for support and resources to those caring for someone with dementia.
Arts and Crafts
Learn to Draw
Meets May 23rd 1:30 – 3:00pm
Learn to Bead Jewelry
May 30th 2:00 – 3:00pm
Join the ladies from Nancy’s Healing heARTS group to learn the joys of all things creative! This fun, stress relieving group is a great way to connect with other caregivers and get your creative juices flowing! 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 and breakfast in our Care Café.
Healing Rhythms: Drumming Circle of FUN!
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!
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Have fun and relieve stress by learning basic line dancing routines! No experience needed!
Caregiver Massages & Hand Treatments
May 11th & 25th from 11:30am – 1:00pm
Licensed massage therapist Rita Holloway offers FREE relaxing massages to our caregivers! RSVP preferred. Those who RSVP will be seen first and all others accommodated as time will allow. Those waiting for massages will be specially treated to FREE hand treatments by a Mary Kay representative!