LCCC E-Newsletter, Vol. 17, May 2019
We should not serve the poor like they were Jesus. We should serve the poor
because they are Jesus. - Mother Teresa
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Have Hope, Get Help

Call us at 517-545-5944,

or Community Mental Health's
24 hr. emergency number
at 800-615-1245

2 4-Hour Suicide Prevention line - 1-800-273-8255
June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month
Watch our Facebook page throughout the month for information on this important issue.
Resources for the Caregiver

Join us on Tuesday, June 4, at 4:30pm for Dementia Conversations , a great program on how to have that conversation with a loved one who is exhibiting signs of dementia. This program offers tips on how to have that caring and honest conversation.

Be Our Guest Adult Day
2020 E Grand River, Suite 103, Howell 48843
Register by calling 800-272-3900
Volunteers make a difference...

Jim Panning shares, "About twelve years ago, I agreed to serve as the St. Mary Magdalen representative to the Board of the Livingston County Catholic Charities. Up to this point in time, I had had very little interaction with the agency, or its services. I served six years on the Board and was exposed to the many fine works they do for those in need in Livingston County. It was very rewarding being a board member and I am appreciative of the opportunity to serve in that capacity. As retirement approached and I would have more time, I looked for a way to become more involved with Catholic Charities and to directly serve the people of the community. I applied to be a driver and 'friendly visitor'.

What an eye-opening and rewarding decision! I began taking people to appointments and grocery shopping, mostly local but occasionally to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Farmington Hills. I had never realized the need for transportation services for the elderly or infirm. After a while, I began to realize that I was providing much more than “a ride”…I was providing pleasant companionship to people who are alone quite a bit of the time. 

I have also been a friendly visitor, spending an hour or two with someone needing a little company or someone whose caregiver needs a bit of a respite. I remember a man I visited regularly who had advanced dementia and his family needed a bit of a break. Every visit we talked, and talked and the conversation never traveled a straight path. When it was time to leave, I couldn’t tell you what we had talked about as much of it would make no sense, but he seemed to enjoy it…and so did I. His wife sent me a note thanking me for the visit, stating that it cheered him up! I still have the note.

I have done well in life, being able to support my family and get my children launched. Now is the time to do 'good'."

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a volunteer, please contact Katie at 517-545-5944.
Easter Basket Fun!
Distributing the Easter baskets is one of our favorite times of the year! A record 38 baskets were assembled by the staff and guests of Be Our Guest Adult Day (BOGADS). Not only do we love to give them out, but our guests have fun making them!

All the supplies were donated by LCCC staff, volunteers and BOGADS guests and their families. THANK YOU to the Marth family who generously donated approximately half of all of the Easter basket supplies!

The majority of the baskets (26) went to children in our foster care program. Additionally, 6 went to home-bound seniors, 3 to members of the LCCC Caregiver Support Group and 3 to Pregnancy Help Clinic’s teen mother support group.
TIPS Training is Here

TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. TIPS is a skills-based, 100% online responsible alcohol training and certification program that is designed to prevent intoxication, underage drinking, and drunk driving by enhancing the fundamental "people skills" of servers, sellers and consumers of alcohol. TIPS gives individuals the knowledge and confidence they need to recognize potential alcohol-related problems and intervene to prevent alcohol-related tragedies.

The Livingston County Community Alliance is excited to be able to offer this valuable training to Livingston County sellers and servers of alcohol. They are currently partnering with local golf courses and a couple of restaurants in Fowlerville, but intend to continue growing the program.
Calling all Golfers!

Please join Livingston County Community Alliance in their effort to unite our community in reducing and preventing youth substance use and promoting safe and drug-free lifestyles! All funds generated will go back into Livingston County via youth-lead, youth-planned, prevention mini-grant 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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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