LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 42, July 2021

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18
Reality Tour - New Dates Added!
2 Sessions Left...Sign up for one today!

Parents...this FREE program shares a Day in the Life of a Teen Who Chooses to Use Drugs...an Experiential Activity that Opens Conversations with Parents & Children in a Safe Space!

The tour is recommended for children age 10 and up when accompanied by their parent. Click here for full details.

Interested participants should register for the date and time they would like to attend at https://livcorealitytour2021.eventbrite.com. For any questions, please contact cassandra@livingstoncatholiccharities.com.
Complexities of Caregiving, FREE Web Series
THERE IS STILL TIME! REGISTER TODAY!

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 PM
July 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 18, 25

This 6-week webinar is presented by Andrea Holzner CCP, MPH, PhDc with Alzheimer’s Integrative Wellness Group.

This interactive web series, held via Zoom, will cover topics like communication, positive approaches, behavior challenges, changes in intimacy, medications/ alternative medicine, as well as end of life care. There will be open discussions as well as realistic dementia behavior role plays. 

Email Leann@LivingstonCC.org to register.

Funding provided by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation for SE Michigan.
Be Our Guest Adult Day offers a safe and stimulating day in a club-like setting for persons with dementia and related memory diseases such as Lewy Bodies, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Chemo Brain and more.

Be Our Guest Adult Day has openings. Call Suzi or LeAnn today to schedule your tour - 517.545.9910. Visit our website to learn more.
BE $CAM $MART

It is imperative, now more than ever, that you protect yourself, identity and lifesavings.

Have you received an urgent message by phone or e-mail such as:
·        “Your password has been stolen.”
·        “There’s a problem with your Social Security.”
·        “Your account (bank, social media, e-mail…) has been hacked.”
·        “You face legal action if…”
·        “Your computer is infected…”
·        “You won a lottery or inheritance and need to send money.”

The occurrences of SCAMS and PHISHING are ever-increasing and our Senior Services team is seeing this especially in the aging population. Click here to read valuable tips, good for ALL ages, to help you to protect yourself and loved ones.

Want to learn more about Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation? Contact Beth Newman, Prevention Specialist, at beth@livingstoncc.org to chat or schedule an informative presentation for your club or group.
Volunteer Spotlight - Amy Campbell
Amy has been volunteering with LCCC for just a few short months. She became interested in learning more about the Livingston County Hoarding Task Force after reading about its existence in the HSCB Newsletter. She supports LCCC in a dual role, with time split between the Hoarding Task Force and PEANE (Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation.) With a background in project management combined with the inability to sit still, she knew she had something to offer. She reached out to LCCC for more information and the rest is “her-story.” She is currently working with two local clients to help them organize their households. She also shares elder abuse awareness information throughout the community. 

Amy also volunteers as a CASA (court-appointed special advocate) and has been supporting local foster children until they are in their permanent homes. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children’s best interests. They stay with each case until it is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home. Volunteers work with legal and child welfare professionals, educators and service providers to ensure that judges have all the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child. Amy finds that serving in this role has given her credibility with the families because “I’m not there because I have to be, I’m there because I want to be.” She has been doing this type of work for the last three years and finds it incredibly rewarding.
 
Amy lives in Brighton with her husband, two children, dogs, cats, birds and fish.

To learn more about how you can become a volunteer in one of the many programs at LCCC, contact LeAnn at leann@livingstoncc.org or Beth at beth@livingstoncc.org.
Fostering a Great School Year!
As the summer starts to wind down, it is time to get your foster child into a healthy sleep routine. The right amount of rest each night gives the body what it needs to function properly. Like any kind of change, it is uncomfortable and may take a while to adjust. Here are some other tips to help you as a foster parent to prepare your child in care for a new school year.
 
In addition to classwork and homework, the school year will bring chances for fun and exciting moments. Talk to your foster child about the many opportunities that will be available to the child. It would help to do research on the school and learn the activities that may interest them.

If the child brings their own lunch, let them be a part of choosing what to eat for the day, and let the child help you pack it. Also, allow them to pick out their own clothing. When children exercise their independence, it drives them towards growth and maturity. Packing their own lunch and picking out their own clothing gives them a voice and lets them know that their opinions matter.

When you have the contact information of the child’s teacher(s), letting them know you have a foster child would be a great way to prepare the teacher for possible challenges. Give them an overview and as much information concerning the child as you can without breaking confidentiality. Let them know your involvement in the child's life and any challenges you know of that they are facing. Chances are, the teacher will understand and be willing to work with the child to ensure they have a successful school year. Arrange monthly meetings with teachers and get as involved as you can. 
FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED!

Do you have room in your HEART for one more child?
Livingston County Catholic Charities seeks loving stable Livingston County residents to become Foster Parents and temporarily open their lives and home to a child in need.

We would love to hear from you at 517-545-5944 or Fostering@LivingstonCC.org
LCCA Golf Outing
Calling All Golfers...

When you sign-up to golf in LCCA's annual charity golf outing, you are directly supporting our substance use prevention and healthy living initiatives in Livingston County. All funds generated from the golf outing go back directly to the community in the form of mini-grants that support youth substance abuse prevention projects.

Golf will take place at the Whispering Pines Golf Club at 2500 Whispering Pines Drive, Pinckney, MI 48169.

Register your team today: https://golfbigredbarrel.eventbrite.com/
Summer Fun with Special Ministries!
In-person activities have resumed!

In July, SMLC resumed in-person bowling, Putt-Putt golf, attended Bible Study and made a special trip to the Howell Nature Center. On the 27th we are heading to the Fowlerville Fair to watch the Demolition Derby and on the 30th we will be watching Shrek. Join us for one of our fun in-person activities or any of our Zoom fun!

Registration forms and the current calendar are on our website at www.livingstonCC.org.

Keep checking our Facebook page and the Special Ministries page of the LCCC website for the latest events!
Simple Ways for YOU to Provide Critical Services for Generations to Come!
Did you know that you can name Livingston County Catholic Charities as a Beneficiary of your:
  • Life insurance policy
  • IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement account
  • Wills and Trusts

What do you wish your legacy to be? Do you wish to honor a loved one for generations to come?

Without dipping into your current income, you can list Livingston County Catholic Charities as a beneficiary in addition to your family.

Discuss these options and others with your financial advisor or lawyer. Visit our website for more information or call Julie Amman, Director of Development/Marketing, at 517-545-5944 to share your wishes.

Tax ID: 38-2570420
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AmazonSmile customers can now support Livingston County Catholic Charities in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! 

Simply start your shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2570420 to confirm "Livingston County Catholic Charities" as your charity of choice, and AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization.
On-going Groups & Meetings at LCCC

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:00-6:00 pm
Email LeAnn@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org Zoom info

Elder Abuse Recovery Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm
Email Beth@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org Zoom info

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

Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm & 6:30-8:00 pm (in-person)
Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 am–11:30 pm (Zoom)
Email Jessica@LivingstonCatholicCharities.org 517-375-1652 for Zoom info
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
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