Leeza’s Care Connection at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Leeza’s Care Connection at
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Hours: Monday –Thursday: 10am-6pm & Friday: 10am-2 pm
Occasional late nights and Saturdays
501 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, 91505; Location 1-South tower
Contact us at 818-847-3686 • Spanish 818-847-3728
Helen Davis [email protected]
Nadia Cantuña [email protected]
Leeza’s Care Connection is a community gathering place where family caregivers come together and develop a
new set of skills that help them become stronger, more resilient and grounded with their new life of change and
the demands of caregiving. LCC is a program of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation in partnership with
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC). All programs are FREE OF CHARGE & held on site
unless otherwise noted. PARKING VALIDATION is not covered.
November 2014
“Caregiver Spa Day”
Sunday, November 16th from 11am-3pm
Inside of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center,
Hope A Conference Room
Join us for a day of spa treatments, relaxation, and wellness! In partnership with the Beauty Bus
Foundation and the Paul Mitchell School of Beauty, we are hosting our Annual Caregiver Spa Day - a
special event exclusively for family caregivers! Treatments will be assigned at check-in on a first come,
first serve basis. Lunch and parking validation will be provided.
Respite will NOT be available at this event.
Please RSVP with appointment time preference:
11am-1:30pm or 12:30pm-3pm.
(Lunch and presentation from 12:30pm-1:30pm.)
Lunch N’ Learn: Panel Presentation on “Home Care Funding Sources”
Wednesday, November 12; 12:30 pm-2 pm
Join us for a panel presentation on “Home Care funding sources,” where you will learn about various funding
sources and how to access the following; Long Term Care Insurance, VA aid and attendance, In-Home
Support Services, Life insurance conversion, and Reverse Mortgages. Panel speakers will include Tony Yoder,
Amada Senior Care, John Gomillion from Bankers Life and Casualty, and Judy, a Home Care
“You are named a Trustee and Power of Attorney for a Loved One: Now What?”
Thursday, November 13; 11 am-12 pm
If you are named in Power of Attorney and Trust documents to act on your incapacitated loved one's behalf,
you have been given certain rights and responsibilities. In this presentation, Attorney Mitchell Karasov,
from the Law Offices of Mitchell A. Karasov, will explain your rights and responsibilities to make
medical and financial decisions for your loved one and how to avoid the pitfalls/shield yourself from liability.
“Coping with the Loss of a Loved One During the Holidays”
Tuesday, November 18; 2 pm-3:30 pm
Coping with bereavement can be particularly difficult during the holiday season, which may have been a time of
great anticipation and happiness in the past. You may feel an obligation for cheerfulness, when what you really
feel like doing is hibernating until mid-January. Susan Moriarty, Chaplain – VITAS Hospice, who will
provide you with advice on surviving the coming holidays.
Young Adult Caregiver Support Group
Wednesday, November 5; 7-8:30 pm
This support group was created for family caregivers in their 20’s and 30’s. The group is be facilitated by
Gabriella Ruiz, Regional Director – Great San Fernando Valley, Alzheimer’s Association. The
group meets at Leeza’s Care Connection at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.
Caregiver to Caregiver Support Group/ Respite (R)
Thursday, November 6, 20; 2-3:30 pm (R)
Wednesday, November 12, 26; 11 am-12:30 pm (R)
Wednesday, November 12 (not on 26th); 6-8 pm
Thursday, November 13; 6:30-8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 19; 10am - 12 pm (R)
Facilitator: Noma Kaz
Co-Facilitator: Leta Nadler & Manij Taban
Facilitator: Anatt Orr-Frankel
Facilitator: Nadia Cantuña
Facilitator: Liz Stratton
*Please call Leeza’s Care Connection before attending a Support Group.*
Leeza’s Care Connection offers a support group for caregivers caring for someone with memory loss. “R” is for
groups where we offer respite activities for your loved one during the caregiver support group. These are led by
volunteers. Support Group Facilitators: Noma Kaz, Co-Founder of Lifeline Companion Services
Leta Nadler and Manij Taban, Human Services Paraprofessionals trained at the Wagner Program at
American Jewish University. Anatt Orr Frankel, RN is a Geriatric Care Manager and Liz Stratton has
years of experience in the eldercare field.
Caregiver Bereavement Support Group
Tuesday, November 4, (presentation on “Coping with Loss” on the 18th); 2-3:30 pm
Are you in need of a little support and direction? This on-going group is to assist caregivers through the
bereavement process. Support group is led by Susan Moriarty, M. Div and Chaplain for VITAS
Early Memory Loss Support Group
Thursday, November 13, (no meeting on 27th – Thanksgiving); 10:30 am-12 pm
*Please call Leeza’s Care Connection before attending the Early Memory Support Group. This is
a support group for those that are recently diagnosed with any memory impairment (i.e. mild cognitive
impairments, dementia, Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, stroke, etc…) Acknowledgement of having a
memory loss can bring up many feelings and is a time where many changes occur. We want to provide a space
where individuals can speak freely about what is going on in their lives. Joy Fruth, MSW and Ann
Brunner, MSW facilitate the group and both have years of experience working with seniors and their
Early Onset Support Group
Tuesday, November 25; 6:30 pm- 8 pm
*Please call Leeza’s Care Connection before attending this Early Onset Support Group.
We recognize caregiving is not just for those in their “golden years.” This support group is for caregivers taking
care of a family member or friend with dementia between the ages of 40 to 65. John Geirland, Ph.D. is the
support group facilitator and has years of experience working with seniors and their families.
Preserving memories through Autobiographical Scrapbooking
Friday, November 7, 14, 21, (no scrapbooking on the 28th – Center Closed); 11 am-1 pm
Leeza’s Care Connection is pleased to offer an on-going Scrapbooking Workshop for the caregiver and their
recently diagnosed loved one. Jeri Vargas and Beverly Creighton, our scrapbooking divas, will assist
participants in how to use materials in an artistic way providing an enjoyable opportunity for families to relive
cherished memories.
New Program – “Journaling the Journey”
Remaining Dates: Saturdays, November 1 and 15, December 6 and 20; 10:30am-12pm
Join us for this new program! “Journaling the Journey” is a journal writing group for caregivers at all stages,
including those who are no longer caregiving. We will use writing as a tool for self-care, self-discovery,
transition, wellness, and healing! This journaling group will meet for 5 sessions, but we encourage you to join
on either the October 19th or November 1st session as the sessions build upon each other. This group is
facilitated by Alex Shinn, psychotherapist and former family caregiver. Please RSVP if you would like
to participate as space is limited.
New Program – “Moves & Grooves!”
Mondays, November 3 & 17; 11am-12pm
Do you enjoy music? Do you like to dance and exercise? Are you looking for an activity to get your energy and
spirits up? Well then this new program is for YOU! Join us for this twice a month program that will get you
movin’ and groovin’ as we stretch, breathe, and dance to the Zumba Gold DVD. The session will be led by Alex
Cole, former caregiver and Zumba Gold fanatic. All ability levels are welcome. No experience
necessary. Please wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Please RSVP if you would like to participate as
space is limited!
New Program – “Music Mondays with Bernadette”
Mondays, November 10 & 24; 2pm-3pm
Join us for singing fun and reminiscing with music! All are invited to participate in this twice a month program
facilitated by Bernadette Haderlein, a music therapist by training and is an older adult instructor
with the LAUSD for over 20 years. Please RSVP if you would like to participate as space is limited!
New Program – “Body & Brain Wellness for the Caregiver”
Tuesday, November 18; 10:30am-11:30am
Calling ALL Family Caregivers! Join us for a new program that features the "Experience of Holistic Wellness."
This is a complete system of integrating the mind, body, and energy through a dynamic five-step Brain
Education System Training. This program consists of deep stretching (yoga-like movements), unique regimens
of breathing, energy building exercises, and meditation to create optimal energetic balance in your body. The
session will be led by Fatima Bustos-Choy, PhD, owner and headmaster of Body & Brain Holistic
Wellness Center. Please wear comfortable clothes, socks, and bring a blanket or yoga mat if you prefer.
Please RSVP if you would like to participate as space is limited.
“Caring Company”
Friday, November 21; 1 pm
Marie Callender’s at 14743 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, 818-788-3983
Please RSVP to Andrea Bennett-Kaye at 818-383-2854
This is program which is caregiver driven, planned, and organized specifically for caregivers who are looking to
get out and socialize with other caregivers. Everyone is invited to attend the Caring Company Lunch Group.
It is a good way to make new friends and enjoy a relaxing time together. If you would like more information
and to RSVP, please contact Andrea at 818-383-2854 or [email protected]
Special Thanks to our November Hospitality Sponsors!!!