LCCC E-Newsletter
Vol. 46, November 2021

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18
We give THANKS for each of you!
Wishing You and Yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
Christmas Blessing Project
REMINDER...ALL ITEMS MUST BE DROPPED OFF BY DECEMBER 1!

We are collecting basic needs items for LCCC's annual Christmas Blessing Project, a community supported project, that provides help, hope & the love of Christ during the Christmas season to low income and home-bound county seniors.

You can still purchase items & drop off at LCCC offices or make a financial donation. You can find a listing of items requested at www.livingstoncc.org.
Did You Receive Your Loaves & Fish Appeal Letter and Envelope?


Our Loaves & Fish appeal has kicked off now. If you haven't received your letter yet, it will be coming in the mail soon!

Your donations are greatly needed and provide critical, life enhancing and life-saving services to support our community's most vulnerable. 100% of your donation stays in Livingston County!

Without you, we are not able to serve on the front line combating substance abuse; providing healing through mental health counseling; providing care at Be Our Guest Adult Day for individuals with dementia and other related diseases; assisting low income and home bound seniors with basic needs or rides to medical appointments; aiding children and families in the foster care system; serving adults with disabilities through Special Ministries and so much more!

Please prayerfully consider your donation today to make a difference in the lives of those most in need! Click the link below to make your donation today - Thank You! If you've already made your special donation...Thank You!
November is both Alzheimer's Awareness & National Family Caregiver Month
Family Caregivers...if a loved one has Alzheimer's or other memory related diseases such as Lewy Bodies, Parkinson's or Chemo Brain, we are here to help. Be Our Guest Adult Day offers a safe and stimulating day in a club-like setting.

Call Suzi or LeAnn today to schedule your tour - 517.546.9910. Visit our website to learn more..
If you are the caregiver of someone with dementia, or know someone who is, we are here to help! LCCC offers FREE Caregiver Support Meetings.

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:00-6:00 pm
Email LeAnn@LivingstonCC.org for Zoom info
Informal Caregiver Burnout
Are you an informal caregiver of a loved one? Did you know informal caregivers are required in 1 in 4 families in Michigan? “Informal caregivers provide regular care or assistance to a friend or family member who has a health problem or disability” (CDC, 2019). These individuals may be primary or secondary caregivers and live with, or separately from, the person receiving care.

While being an informal caregiver can be rewarding, it can also create stress and burnout in an individual. This type of burnout can be exacerbated by the lack of boundaries. Unlike professional caregiver burnout, there are no limits to time commitments, no sick days, or environmental structure that can alleviate the demanding needs of the caregiver role.

What can cause it:
  • High demands of the disease process without feelings of an end in sight
  • Large time commitment, while conflicting with personal commitments
  • Feelings of being unprepared for the role of caregiver
  • Role strain (i.e., mother, daughter, wife, employee, caregiver, etc.)
  • Needing to reduce personal work hours, resign or retire, or feeling the need to give up personal commitments that bring joy (i.e., social gatherings, hobbies, etc.).

Continue reading for warning signs, what to do, and helpful resources on our website.
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.
New Leadership for Special Ministries!
Hello! My name is Brook Sporer, I am a mother of two beautiful daughters and wife to Preston. I am also Ya~Ya (Grandma) to one handsome little man. I started volunteering with Special Ministries in 2015 doing haircuts. Who would of thought that the love and friendship I made would of lead me here!

In the past year and a half, COVID has caused all of our lives to take a strange turn; together however we made it work! I feel we even came out stronger! So when the position for Supervisor became available, I knew it was my calling. Everything aligned perfectly! Now, not only do I have the honor and privilege of planning and working the events with all my Special Ministries, I also have the chance to meet new people to help us grow and invest in our journey and so much more… I can not wait to see what the future holds for us!
Feel Like Helping Others?
We have plenty of options for your to volunteer with LCCC! A small amount of your time can make a world of difference!

Contact Brook@livingstoncc.org

Contact Beth@livingstoncc.org

Contact LeAnn@livingstoncc.org

Contact Suzi or Leann at 517-546-9910

Contact Meganp@livingstoncatholiccharities.org
National Drug Take Back Day
For more than a decade, DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has helped Americans easily rid their homes of unneeded medications—those that are old, unwanted, or no longer needed—that too often become a gateway to addiction. 

Events were held across the state the weekend of October 21st to help dispose of expired medications and especially opioid painkillers. In Livingston County a total of 1,962 lbs. of drugs were turned into the DEA for destruction.

The Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) is a county-wide, grassroots, anti-drug coalition which aims to unite the Livingston County community to reduce and prevent youth substance use and to life a healthy and drug free lifestyle. We mobilize community members to become partners in prevention for youth and adult alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drug misuse/abuse.
Elder Abuse Recovery Support Group
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 beth@LivingstonCC.org.
Foster Care and the Holidays
Help the child stay in touch with family members when possible. In many cases, families get broken up when children are placed into foster care. If your foster child is spending the holidays away from siblings, it can make their experience much worse. In the same way that we enjoy catching up with family and friends who we can’t see in person over the holidays, your foster child does too.

While you’re talking with your foster child about plans for the holiday season, be sure to discuss any members of their family they may want to contact. Make a plan for them to stay in touch with relatives and friends from old schools or neighborhoods—whether it’s by setting up a phone call, video call or even sending a card in the mail.

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 Fostering@LivingstonCC.org.
Medicare Part D Open Enrollment
October 15 - December 7, 2021

One Week left. Have you checked your plan?

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.
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.

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 smile.amazon.com/ch/38-2570420 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 LeAnn@LivingstonCC.org for Zoom info

Elder Abuse Recovery Support Group
3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:00 pm (in-person)
Email Beth@LivingstonCC.org

3rd Monday of each month, 5:00-7:00 pm
Email Amy@LivingstonCC.org 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 Jessica@LivingstonCC.org 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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