Our beloved Silver Lining Club is a game-changer in supporting caregivers here in SC. We created this respite program for our caregivers to get a 4-hour break each Wednesday to help prevent burnout and to encourage self-care. Not only did Silver Lining Club assist in supporting our caregivers but itContinue Reading

Prom isn’t just another dance. It’s a tradition, a rite of passage, a ritual that brings together people who have something in common. It creates memories that last a lifetime. At Leeza’s Care Connection, their Senior Prom is even more than that. Celebrating Senior citizens, high school and college seniors,Continue Reading

Members of St. Andrews Woman’s Club worked to help beautify the grounds of Leeza’s Care Connection by planting pansies and other winter annuals. Thanks go to Seven Oaks Plant Shop for providing the plants and soil to make the project possible. Participating were (l to r) Debbie Bell, Jan Mitchell,Continue Reading

More than just an evening of fundraising, Leeza Gibbons’ Dare2Care charity event on November 11th, is a challenge to find ways to connect and care in our community. This year’s theme is “Find Your Rhythm”, and features musical performances, a live auction, dinner, and an open bar. All proceeds willContinue Reading

Top Memory Boosting Habits The new year undoubtedly brings new goals and new wishes for this new beginning. This year, why not set your goals on keeping your brain healthy and resilient? Lucky for us, the brain is a muscle that can be strengthened with practice. Try these top tipsContinue Reading

The role of being a caregiver will affect almost every single person in the U.S. at some point in their lives. It’s almost as predictable that everyone will also be a care-receiver. This was the premise for a presentation St. Andrews Optimists recently received from Marti Colucci, Director of Leeza’sContinue Reading

Like many of you, I have powerful memories of holidays from my childhood. Christmas snowglobes, nutcrackers, twinkling lights and staying in my pajamas all day long! There are lots of images, smells and things that rest peacefully in my memory, but mostly there are feelings. That’s what a holiday reallyContinue Reading

Caregivers Need Your Help! No one has been hit harder during the pandemic than family caregivers. Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other chronic illness is a full time and unpaid job. Now more than ever, these families need hope and relief from pandemic challenges like reduced support systems, isolationContinue Reading

Gene Swygert, retired construction engineer with Sloan ConstructionCompany has been appointed to the advisory board of Leeza’s Care Connection Foundation. Marti Colucci, Director of Leeza’s Care Connection, made the announcement earlier last month. Leeza’s Care Connection focuses on people who are caregivers in the midlands area to a relative orContinue Reading

It’s been said that Alzheimer’s is a woman’s disease. Women are both more likely to develop the disease and more likely be dementia caregivers. Older theories proposed that women are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s because they live longer, but research does not support this theory. Researchers are now wondering isContinue Reading