LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 44, September 2021

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18
Special Ministries: A Safe Haven in Difficult Times
Kyle and Rachel are regular participants in Special Ministries activities. Their mother says, “I, as their mom, was very concerned to do any in person events in the beginning, and I'm still very cautious of where they go in the community, but when I would take them to an in-person event the staff would always come to us knowing how I felt and ask what was best for us to make us feel as comfortable as possible….They were awesome and during very difficult times staff was so very creative to make each zoom class as challenging and fun as possible. Staff even took extra time to deliver craft supplies to each home in advance so everyone had what they needed to be part of the zoom classes.”
Kyle:  “I liked all the zoom classes, my favorite zoom is game night! Staff was very nice and they accommodated me during COVID. I liked that they delivered the crafts to my home before the classes. All staff was so friendly and nice at all events. I also liked that there were options to have events through zoom or in-person. The schedule was very easy to understand and read. It made me feel safe with the in-person events with all the precautions they took.”
Rachel: “I liked that they cared so much about all the health and safety with everyone that attended the in-person meetings. I felt very comfortable in the beginning of in-person events that they kept everyone 6 feet apart and had assigned seating. I like that they offered so much of the events through zoom for those individuals and myself that are still very nervous to go out in the community. My favorite zoom events are the crafts and cooking. All the staff are wonderful and very nice.”

Do you enjoy hanging out and having fun with great people? Be a Special Ministries volunteer! Contact for more information.
Understanding Alzheimer’s (Part 2 of 3) by Kim Bollum
Alzheimer's Disease Causes and Risk Factors
Alzheimer’s disease causes and risk factors:
  • Adults older than 65 years (age is the highest risk factor)
  • If you have inherited certain genetic mutations that leads to Alzheimer’s, you are almost certain to inherit the disease.
  • Family history of early-onset Alzheimer’s (first degree relatives – parents, siblings)
  • Individual’s diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome tend to have a higher instance of Alzheimer’s disease and tend to start showing warning signs much earlier in life (around 40 years old).
  • Black and Hispanic populations
Guest writer, Kim Bollom, is a Registered Nurse of 14 years and specializes in educating newly graduated nurses who are transitioning from nursing school into their first professional nursing role. Kim spent the first seven years of her career on Active Duty in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

The information provided is general in nature and may vary from individual to individual or case to case. It is provided by a credentialed volunteer for purposes of education and is not verified by LCCC. Readers are invited to do their own research and consult care providers regarding their particular issues.
Bring Joy to a Homebound Senior!
Are you looking for a lunch date?  
Do you enjoy playing cards or discussing current events?  

Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) is looking for volunteers who like working with older adults. Opportunities include, but are not limited to: 
  • Friendly home visits  
  • Transportation to appointments 
  • Errands  
  • And more

An hour or two a week or month can make the world of difference!

If you know of anyone that would benefit from these services or if you would like to become a volunteer, please contact LeAnn at (517) 545-5944 ext. 121 or  
Elder Abuse Recovery Support Group
We are looking forward to meeting again in-person - starting October 19, 2021!

Every 3rd Tuesday from 3:00- 4:00 PM at:
Livingston County Catholic Charities
2020 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 104, Howell 

In the Elder Abuse Recovery Support Group, participants are safe from judgement and embarrassment. They are encouraged to share their experience and learn from others. LCCC’s experienced Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (PEANE) team will also assist participants to find resources within our community. Masks are required and we will be practicing social distancing while together. For more information contact Beth at 517-545-5944 or
Foster Parents Needed
Do you have room in your HEART and Home 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

This beautiful billboard located on Grand River by Dorr Rd and provided by The Kellogg Family Foundation. THANK YOU!!!
Medicare Part D Open Enrollment
October 15 - December 7, 2021

It's important that you review the various plans to understand the changes and find the plan that best fits your needs. 

LCCC Senior Community Liaisons are now taking appointments both at the office and local senior centers. Call Beth at 517-545-5944 to schedule your appointment now.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The University of Michigan Student-Run Free Clinic (UMSRFC) is a student-run organization dedicated to providing quality health care free of charge to uninsured community members, while creating opportunities for University of Michigan students and physicians to confront health disparities through direct action. 

They are partnering with Livingston County Community Alliance’s Big Red Barrel program to collect unwanted and unused medications and sharps on National DEA Drug Take Back Day, Saturday October 23rd, from 9:30-2:00pm in the Public Square in Downtown Pinckney. 
Sponsors & Auction Items Needed!
Join us on March 26, 2022 to enjoy friendship, great music by Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations, delicious food, plus celebrate our Community Stars!

LCCC is excited to host our annual Salute to the Stars event after a 2-year hiatus. This event is a fundraiser to support our professional, critical services and programs that serve the entire county with a focus on our county's most vulnerable men, women and children.

Simple Ways for YOU to Provide Critical Services for Generations to Come!

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.

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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 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 for Zoom info

Elder Abuse Recovery Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm (in-person)

3rd Monday of each month, 5:00-7:00 pm
Email 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 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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