LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 40, May 2021
The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him.
Proverbs 20:7
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Proclamation Signing
When: June 15, 2021 at 1:30 pm
Where: Livingston County Courthouse lawn

Join Livingston County Commissioners and members of the Livingston County Catholic Charities Elder Justice Coalition as they proclaim June 15 to be known as Livingston County Elder Abuse Awareness Day from that day forward. Be one of the first in Livingston County to witness this groundbreaking event that can help change the life of the elderly population in Livingston County and to give voice to those that cannot speak for themselves.
World Elder Abuse Awareness
Recognizing National Elder Abuse Awareness Day - What is Elder Abuse?

June 15, 2021
11:30a – 12:30p – Virtually
Grab your lunch and join us!

Join us for a 1-hour presentation with Q & A period. Topics covered are:
  • Why is it important to recognize and do we need to recognize Elder Abuse in Livingston County?
  • What is being done to recognize elder abuse?
  • Significance & History of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • Question and answer period with presenters

Email the presenter, Beth Newman, Senior Community Liaison at Livingston County Catholic Charities, at to receive your 
Zoom invitation and link to participate.

Funding provided by the Harry A. & Margaret D. Towsley Foundation
NEW...The Elder Abuse Recovery Support Group meets via Zoom on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 3:00-4:00 pm. For more information - contact Beth at 517-545-5944 or
P.E.A.N.E. Coalition Member Spotlight - Kristina Martin
LCCC's Prevention of Elder Abuse Neglect and Exploitation (P.E.A.N.E.) Coalition is excited to introduce you to Kristina Martin. Kristina brings to the coalition a deep background in Elder Justice.

Kristina was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she attended Pioneer High School. She graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Kristina then attended law school at Michigan State University College of Law where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate.
In 2013, Kristina began working as a staff attorney at Legal Services of South Central Michigan, a division of the Michigan Advocacy Program. Her primary areas of practice were family and elder law. In 2019, Kristina transitioned to working entirely in the area of elder law as a staff attorney with state-wide Crime Victims Compensation Legal Assistance Project-Elder Justice Initiative, in partnership with Legal Services of South Central Michigan. In her current role, Kristina represents victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in wide ranging areas of civil litigation. Her areas of practice include guardianship defense, financial exploitation, family law, consumer law and housing law.  
Weekly Tips for Foster Parents
Did you know that LCCC shares Foster Parenting Tips on our Facebook page every week?
Do think you have room in your heart and home for a child? Join us to learn more about foster parenting. Attend one of LCCC's monthly informational meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month from 5-7:00 pm at 2020 E. Grand River #101 in Howell. Email today to reserve your spot.
Your Donations Are Helping Seniors Every Day!
Community Liaison
A Senior Outreach Program

Turning 65? Now What?

Many seniors struggle as they near 65 with the overwhelming information they receive on all of the programs they must register for. Through your generosity, LCCC Community Liaisons (CL) provide assistance year-round to people turning 65 - the majority of whom live at or below 150% of the national poverty level.

CL's assist with applications for Social Security and Medicare; and as MMAP Counselors, help navigate the complexities of the Medicare supplements and prescription drug plans. They provide a thorough insurance review that looks at the individual's current situation and prescription needs and matches them with a cost-effective, reliable prescription coverage, thus allowing them to understand and make their decision on the right programs and services. CL's can help to explain how veteran's benefits do, or do not, coordinate with Medicare. Call Beth Newman or Jamie Hicks-Thacker today at 517-545-5944 to set up a meeting!

After sitting with our Community Liaison staff, one client shared, " feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders! I can never thank you enough."

Thanks to the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, the Livingston County United Way and our generous donors, its’ possible for LCCC to provide this valuable program at no cost, though we do ask for a donation if the recipient is able.
Be Our Guest Participants Take Time Out for Music
Come Join the Fun!

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.

Music Therapy is one of the many important stimulating activities we are able to offer our our Guests. Visit our website for music therapy activities you can share with your loved one at home.
Be Our Guest Adult Day has openings. Call today to schedule your tour - 517.549.9910. Visit our website to learn more.
The Latest from Special Ministries
Zoom meetings have been fun, but now we are ready to be outside.

2021 is the beginning of new and exciting things - bowling, putt-putt and much more!! Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on fun activities as plans are finalized.

Don’t think we are leaving ANYONE out, though, because we will also continue hosting some of our old favorites on Zoom on their own days. Stay tuned for some exciting surprises and fun events!

Keep checking our Facebook page and the Special Ministries page of the LCCC website for the latest events!
Youth Working for Positive Change
The Livingston County Youth-Led Advisory Board is a group of Livingston County High School students. These young adults work hard to make positive changes in their communities with the support of Livingston Community Prevention Project and Livingston County Community Alliance.

They were active in putting together a #MentalHealthMattersMOST Rally. Held May 8 at noon on the Howell Courthouse lawn, the Rally was as a big success and well promoted on social media with a youth-lead leader showing the event and encouraging people to come down via Instagram Live. Over 60 people attended and there was great community support, with many booths including Aerial Yoga and a dinosaur giving out free hugs! 

Our youth have seen an increase in mental health difficulties among their peers this school year and since the pandemic began. #MentalHealthMattersMOST Rally was a way to start these healthy conversations and help break the stigma around mental health struggles. They wanted to show people in our community that they are not alone!
Food for Thought - Bring Your Voice!
3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) welcomes community members to sit down and eat dinner together over Zoom while participating in a lively discussion.

Each month they focus on different topics ranging from self-love to substance abuse and mental health. All voices are welcome! Don’t miss out!

On June 15th at 6pm we will be talking about vaping, a guest speaker from Talk Sooner, a prevention partner, will be joining us. Like Livingston County Community Alliance on Facebook and join the Live Event!
Michigan Proclaims May is Leave a Legacy Month!
Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I 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
Thank you for shopping with AmazonSmile!

Your donations change lives and save lives!

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 Zoom info

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

3rd Monday of each month, 5:00–7:00 pm
Email for Zoom info

Tuesdays 6:00–7:30 pm
Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 am–11:30 pm
Email 517-375-1652 for Zoom info
Charitable Bequests Help Provide for Our Community's Future!

Did you know that leaving a Charitable Bequest in your will or trust to bestow on Livingston County Catholic Charities makes it easy to help ensure for generations the work of 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.
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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