LCCC E-Newsletter, Vol. 18, June 2019
We should not serve the poor like they were Jesus. We should serve the poor
because they are Jesus. - Mother Teresa
June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of
elder abuse, neglect or exploitation. If you suspect someone is being
abused you can call 855-444-3911 24-hours a day. "

Did you know...Approximately 1 in 10 Americans 60+ years of age have experienced some form of elder abuse according to Call Beth today at 517-545-5944 to learn more about the various forms of abuse or LCCC's upcoming Elder Abuse Prevention activities.
Recognizing Suicidal Ideations Amongst Our County’s Seniors and How We Can Help

Useful information for Seniors, Senior Caregivers,
Senior families, and Medical Personnel

We Need YOUR Help!
LCCC received special funding from the Community Foundation for SE Michigan that will allow us to provide additional programs that enable caregivers to care for themselves. Some activities will include a second support group, yoga and more while LCCC provides respite for your loved one.

Please take a minute and answer a few questions in our short survey to help us provide programs to support caregivers.

Get the Facts and "Get Connected"

Alcohol changes the way your medication works in your body. Alcohol can get in the way of your medications doing the work they are supposed to do. If you have an alcoholic drink while you take your medication, you may feel: drowsy, confused, dizzy, sick to your stomach or have a headache and it decreases the medications effectiveness.

"Get Connected Medication Management and You"-- is an educational program presented by the bi-county senior connection (LCCC and CSSW). Supported by Community Mental Health PSM and utilizes SAMHSA's "Get Connected" curriculum.

LCCC can provide tips for communication with your doctor and pharmacist. Call Beth or Melodie at 517-545-5944,
Volunteers make a difference...

Amy Lamoreaux first came to BOGADS almost 4 years ago to support her sister, whose husband had Alzheimer’s. Her sister needed a lot of help and Amy was humbled by how brutal this disease is on the caretaker. Six months after her brother-in-law passed, Amy came back to BOGADS. She had witnessed the value that the caretakers received and wanted to give back. She came to play games because she loves people and hearing their stories.

Amy discovered the value of music to people with dementia. This caused her to pick up her guitar, having not played in public in 20 years, and play for the guests. Coming from a very musical family, she was familiar with the types of music that the guests like. Now she has a repertoire of 120 songs and takes requests from guests for other songs they would like to hear. Amy also provides a musical exercise program.

Her experiences have inspired her sons to practice their guitars more.  One has already joined her in providing entertainment and her other son will join them later this year.
“I get so much joy and laugh harder here, then anywhere else.” A special memory of Amy’s is of a man who didn’t talk to her for the first year that she volunteered. Then, one day when she walked in, he broke his silence and said “Hello Amy, are you here to play your guitar?” When she started to play, he recognized the song and sang along to every word.

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a volunteer, please contact Katie at 517-545-5944.
Recreational Marijuana: What Adults Need to Know

In the State of Michigan it is against the law:
  • to use or be under the influence of marijuana while operating a vehicle.
  • to use marijuana as a passenger in a vehicle.
  • to use marijuana in public places like sidewalks, parks and markets.
  • to possess or use marijuana while on private/public school properties and hospitals. 

Also remember:
  • Apartments and hotels have the right to ban/regulate the use of marijuana on their properties.
  • Employers can have a drug-free workplace policy that bans the use or consumption of marijuana.

Be in the know! For more information, visit: 
Golf Outing Raises Funds

Thank you for supporting the 3rd Annual Livingston County Community Alliance Charity Golf Outing!

The fundraiser was a success! We had over 60 attend, the weather was fantastic and everyone had a good time. The money generated, over $9,000, will go right back into the community to support our mission to provide grants to fund youth substance abuse prevention projects and activities.
On-going Groups & Meetings at LCCC

3rd Wednesday of each month, 4:30–6:00 pm
at Be Our Guest

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

All are welcome and no preregistration is necessary.
Mondays 6:00 –7:30 pm, Wednesdays 10:30 am–12:00 pm, Fridays 10:00 –11:30 am
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.
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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
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