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LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 30, July 2020
LCCC Has Retuned to Regular Hours!

For more detailed information, visit our website’s Corona Virus Update page. 
Your Donations at Work!

Thanks to all of our regular and special appeal donors, new supporters and local foundations who have invested in strengthening LCCC's services!

Your donations helped to provide the following during quarantine:
  • 964 individual mental health counseling sessions
  • 262 individual substance abuse counseling sessions
  • 56 assessments for new mental health & substance abuse counseling clients
  • 25 check-in calls each week to family caregivers and Guests in Be Our Guest Adult Day program
  • 12,900 lbs. of food delivered by Volunteer Caregiver program staff & volunteers
  • 193.5 transportation hours for home bound seniors to critical medical appointments
  • 58 child visits by LCCC Foster Care Caseworkers
  • 98 family visitation visits through the LCCC Foster Care program
  • And so much more!

Special Ministries came together for many drop-in visits during COVID-19 for shut-in adults with disabilities.

July 13th we resumed in-person programming on a limited basis. Yay! Both our Special Ministries team and the participants and their families were thrilled to be back together, enjoying each others company and fun activities. We did Cardio Drumming, a day at Taylor's Beach and a host of other fun activities in-person and via zoom.

Going forward we are planning a mix of virtual and in-person activities following CDC and State guidelines. Check out the August calendar of fun activities on our web site or our Special Ministries Facebook page .
3 Tips to Avoid the Work-at-Home Burnout
Laurie Vukonich, LMSW

Set boundaries on your work at home.  Keep all your work in the same desk area, so that when you are not working, you are not looking at work materials. Get the rest of the family involved too, so they know not to bother you while you are “at” work. 

Keep a schedule.  Choose your hours, and whatever they are, stick to them. If you work 9-5, set an alarm to remind yourself to stop working at 5pm. 

Schedule breaks to eat and move.  Take lunch breaks and stretch breaks. Get out of your chair at least once every hour. You can just stand up and stretch, or walk a lap around the home, or do a few air squats or burpees. You will feel less stiff when you finish your day. 
Join our dynamic team! LCCC is Hiring!
Thinking of Becoming a Foster Parent?

Do you love children? Are you interested in providing temporary care for a Livingston County child in need? Have you considered becoming a Foster Parent? 

Livingston County Catholic Charities seeks loving stable Livingston County residents to become Foster Parents and open their lives and home to a child in need.

We would love to hear from you at 517-545-5944 or fostering@livingstoncatholiccharities.org.
Caregiver Support Groups on Zoom

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia or other memory related disease?  We are continuing our monthly caregiver support group via Zoom. Connect with others who are on the same journey; learn valuable tools to help you navigate the changes that occur in the disease and more. Facilitated by LeAnn Billau, LLBSW, of Livingston County Catholic Charities. The next Zoom Caregiver Support Group meetings will be August 5 and 1 9 . Email suzi@livingstoncatholiccharities.org to register.

Limited books, "The 36 Hour Day", are available for participants. This book is a must-have for those caring for a family member with dementia.

Caregiving Survival PLUS
Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

This is a free half-day virtual workshop is hosted by Livingston County Catholic Charities on Thursday, August 20 from 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Dementia caregiving expert Jill Gafner Livingston will share the inspirational story of her own caregiving journey, along will tips and tools you can use at home. This inspirational seminar is designed with the family caregiver in mind and will encourage positive thoughts and behaviors. Free handbook for the first 20 registered! Copies will be available for sale.

Pre-registration is required. Call 833-262-2200 or email wellnessprograms@aaa1b.org .
Be The MOST This Summer!

Join in on the fun with this interactive summer calendar. The Livingston Community Prevention Project will be releasing interactive summer monthly calendars for community members of all ages (see below). These calendars will include helpful information about drugs and alcohol, and summer activities to participate in like:

●      #Checkon5Livingston campaign
●      You Matter Sticker Campaign
●      Community Scavenger Hunt

You don’t want to miss out on these fun activities! This calendar will be released every month on www.livcpp.com , and the Be The MOST Livingston Facebook page . Also follow our MOST Instagram page @BeTheMOSTLivingston
Covid-19 Scams
The Federal Trade Commission warns that REAL Covid-19 tracers will ask your name, address, health information, and places you have visited recently. SCAMMERS ask you for financial information, social security numbers, they may ask your immigration status, and will ask for payment. More information is available HERE

REAL tracers may call, email, text, or visit your home. If you are contacted by a tracer and you are concerned that they are legitimate, before giving ANY information, contact your state’s health department to verify the tracer is legitimate. The Livingston County Health Dept. phone is 517-546-9850. 

If you are contacted by a scammer, contact your state’s health department to report the scam and then contact the FTC at FTC.gov/complaint or you can call the FTC at (202) 326-2222.

Medicaid Scams
Scammers are calling pretending to be Medicare Agents. Call Beth or Melodie, LCCC Community Liaisons Specialists, at 517-545-5944 if you have any concerns.
AmazonSmile customers can now support Livingston County Catholic Charities in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! 
On-going Groups & Meetings at LCCC

August 5 and 19 at 4:00 pm
Email Suzi@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org Zoom info

3rd Monday of each month, 5:00–7:00 pm
Email Amy@ LivingstonCatholicCharities.org for Zoom info

Mondays 6:00–7:30 pm
Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 am–11:30 pm
Ema il Jessica@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org 517-375-1652 for Zoom info
Bequests Help Provide for Our Community's Future!

Did you know that leaving a  Charitable Bequest  in your will to bestow on Livingston County Catholic Charities makes it easy to help one of your favorite charities without dipping into your current income or savings?

Contact Julie Amman or Mark Robinson at 517-545-5944 or your lawyer or financial adviser for more information.
Suicide Prevention Hotline (24/7): 800-273-8255
Livingston County Community Mental Health (24/7): 800-615-1245
Veterans Crisis Line 800-273-8255 and press 1 or text 838255
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the Foster Care Parenting Tip of the Week or the Caregiver Tip of the Week along with other great information & activities.
Click Here to Donate Locally & Give the Gift of Hope!
Livingston County Catholic Charities
2020 E. Grand River #104, Howell, MI 48843
Office Phone 517-545-5944 Be Our Guest Adult Day Phone 517-546-9910