Calendar of Events

 

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

SNACK ‘N LEARN: Respite is a Life Preserver!
April 10th from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Janet Altman from the South Carolina Respite Coalition will discuss the importance of having temporary relief from caregiving, especially for those caring for a loved one at home. She will also offer information on available respite vouchers in our community.

Fundraiser Volunteer Meeting
April 12th, from 11:00am – 12:30pm

Calling all Volunteers! LCC is gearing up for our First Annual Fundraiser and we need YOU to help put the FUN in our first FUNdraiser! Anyone interested in helping with our biggest event yet is welcome to join us over lunch to discuss ways to get involved. Lunch provided by Colonial Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit.

Ask the Expert Series: Financial Q&A’s
April 13th 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.

SNACK ‘N LEARN: Palmetto SeniorCare PACE Program
April 25th from 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Jennifer Brewton from Palmetto SeniorCare will talk about the PACE Program, which provides medical care at an adult day health center, assisting families with supervision and support of a loved one.

LUNCH ‘N LEARN: Save Your Retirement!
April 26th from 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Patrick Strubbe, Financial Educator and Owner of Preservation Specialists, LLC will teach us how to save our retirement from villains! Areas of discussion will include income, investment, tax, healthcare and estate planning. Lunch provided by Preservation Specialists, LLC.

DINE ‘N LEARN: ABC’s of Medicare / Medicaid
April 26th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Teresa Player from BeWell Home Services will help us navigate through the challenges of Medicare and Medicaid. Dinner provided by Colonial Gardens Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit.

Ask the Expert Series: Financial Q&A’s
April 27th 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.

 

SUPPORT GROUPS

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

Breathe, Believe, Receive Book Club
Meets Thursday, April 27th from 12:30pm – 1:00 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

(NOTE: This group will not meet on April 13th) 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 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 April 12th 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. April’s Speaker: Vivian Moore, SW, Palmetto Health Senior Primary Care

Crafting: All Things Creative
Meets Monday, April 17th from 11:30am – 1:00pm

April Craft: Earring Beading 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
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!

Line Dancing
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
April 12th and April 24th 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!

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New & Noteworthy
The Irmo News: Dr. Carlos W. Gibbons has been awarded the 2016 Poet of the Year Award by the PoetryFest Foundation. Gibbons has a poem in the 2016 PoetryFest Publication, “On the Wings of Angels,” and has been cited as one of PoetryFest’s brightest poetry stars. Gibbons is a native
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