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LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 31, August 2020
Back to School Tips during COVID-19

One of the hardest parts of going back to school for many children will be having to adjust to wearing a mask. To ease the transition help your child get used to mask-wearing and try to make it fun!

Build mask endurance
As with any new habit, we recommend starting small. By starting in increments, you can see how they are tolerating it and build up accordingly. It is also particularly important to practice early if you have a child with sensory issues. Try to find a comfortable mask and reward them for the time they wear it by doing fun things while they have it on.

Make it fun
In addition to doing entertaining activities while wearing a mask, you can also make the mask itself fun by having your child decorate it to make it their own. If it’s a paper mask, they can use stickers. If it’s fabric, they can use fabric paint on the outside. Find fabrics that reflect their personality, like their favorite sports team or superhero. You can even attach wings to them if you want to be an angel or something similar. The masks should be something children enjoy wearing.

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 September 1 and 16. 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.

Special Ministries Summer Fun

The Special Ministries crew will be heading to Taylor's Beach for some end-of-summer fun on August 26. To join us call Brook at 810-588-1909 to register.

For more information on Special Ministries events and to read their newsletter visit our website.
Join the Race for Recovery this September 12th! Wake Up Livingston, a subcommittee of the Livingston County Community Alliance, focuses on raising awareness about opioid-related overdose and death in Livingston County.

In previous years, Wake Up Livingston has held a Recovery Walk where participants show their support and reinforce that, despite the stigma, RECOVERY HAPPENS! This year they are adding some education, a little competition, and a lot of fun!

More details and sign up are on the Eventbrite page!
Join our dynamic team!
Back to school shopping? We'd love your support!

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

September 1 and 16 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
Email 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
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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