LCCC E-Newsletter, Vol. 20, August 2019
We should not serve the poor like they were Jesus. We should serve the poor
because they are Jesus. - Mother Teresa
The Summer 2019 issue of LCCC's Branches Newsletter was
delivered in July! If you missed it, you can read it HERE .
Special Ministries, a new program of Livingston County Catholic Charities, offers programs and activities for disabled adults.

For a listing of upcoming fun and engaging activities visit our Special Ministries Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/SpecialMinistriesLivingstonCounty/  or e-mail amiller@special-ministries.org.
Additional Services for Caregivers

LCCC was among the grant recipients that were recently provided funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. This special funding allows LCCC to provide and staff a second Caregiver Support Group - Dementia Specific each month with respite care. The support groups are held the 1st Tuesday and the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:30-6:00pm at Be Our Guest Adult Day.

Additionally, the grant allows LCCC to provide a number of caregiver activities that will help to enhance the caregivers skill-set, decrease stress and anxiety, and provide respite care during the activities.  Topics will include: Chair Yoga, Mindfulness, Ambiguous Loss: Coping with Transitional Grief, and Medication Management. Go HER E for more information
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Register on-line through SELCRA and use the keyword "Healthy" when searching.

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LETS Adds New Weekend Services

The Livingston Essential Transportation Services (LETS) recently initiated new weekend services throughout our county. This includes new service from 7 am to 4 pm on Sundays and expanded service until 9 pm on Saturday. Many residents are already using these services.

According to LETS Director, Greg Kellogg, "This new Sunday service will allow many people to attend church services, get together with family, go to community events, or just do all the things that our more mobile citizens enjoy on Sundays."  The expanded service on Saturdays provides transportation to entertainment venues, restaurants and events, or a ride home from work on Saturday evenings.

To reserve a ride during any time of operation, call the LETS office at 517-546-6600 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM and a dispatcher will make the reservation for you. All LETS reservations are first come, first serve. Reservations can be made up to six weeks in advance.

This is the first of a series of “transportation news-notes” to announce and promote transportation improvements in Livingston County. Many of these improvements will result from the implementation of recommendations of the recently completed Transportation Master Plan for our county. You can view the entire plan at https://www.livgov.com/lets/Pages/plan.aspx
Volunteers make a difference...

My name is Dennis Edoff . I am a transportation driver for Livingston County Catholic Charities. I became involved with the program in May of 2014 through the encouragement of Deacon Jim Chevalier and Jim Panning, both members of St. Mary Magdalen parish where my wife, Mary Kay, and I worship. They both said the work would be rewarding.

To say the work is rewarding is an understatement. On one of my first trips I picked up a very young 92-year old lady who still lived in the same house where she was born. She was full of spunk and loved life. She told me a few stories about her job as a Rosie-the-Riveter during World War II. Just a really nice lady.

Every person I have ever driven to doctor appointments, food banks, grocery stores, banks, or wherever could not have been more thankful. They could no longer drive, or they had no family in the area, or they had an emergency. Whatever the reason, they had legitimate needs and LCCC was there to help.

I encourage anyone who has a few extra hours a week to step up and volunteer to be a driver. You will be doing a good service for people in need.

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a volunteer driver, friendly visitor or at Be Our Guest Adult Day or other Liv. Cty. Catholic Charities programs, please contact Katie at 517-545-5944.
FRAUD ALERT...

Our Resource Advocacy Older Adult Specialists are already receiving calls about Medicare enrollment fraudulent activities. Watch this short video to learn more and protect yourself. If you have any questions, please call Melodie or Beth, Older Adult Specialists and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) trained, at 517-545-5944 or call SMP directly at 800-803-7174.

Alcohol Compliance Check Rates Increase 

This year the Livingston County Community Alliance completed Alcohol Compliance Checks in collaboration with the Michigan State Police. There was a compliance rate of 89.5% of retailers not selling alcohol to minors. Out of the 103 retailers that were checked, 90 did not sell. This is an increase in compliance from last year. We are proud of the Livingston county retailers who are helping us to prevent and reduce underage drinking.  

To learn more visit the Livingston County Community Alliance website,
On-going Groups & Meetings at LCCC

1st Tuesday and of each month, 4:30–6:00 pm
at Be Our Guest

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 and Fridays 10:00 am–11:30 pm
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