August Newsletter 2020

We are Open!

THE CLUB

Dementia Specific

Adult Day Program

The CLUB has a new director

Welcome Katharine White

  • To reinvigorate a person’s feelings of usefulness, capacity to celebrate life and socialization
  • Maintain optimal mental functioning and cognition for persons with Dementia 
  • Help the Caregiver by providing support, counseling and training to cope with the care and responsibilities of a loved one

             Services                                                                                                 Therapies

        Healthcare monitoring                                                                                    Pet Therapy

           Reality Orientation                                                                                        Touch

          Nutrition/Hydration                                                                                       Humor

         Incontinence/Toileting Program                                                                   Music

           Caregiver Education                                                                                       Reminiscence

 

We are practicing social distancing and have other policies in place to ensure the

health and safety of our clients.

Katharine is very excited to have past members and new members attending. There are movie days, theme days, outside activities, dancing, singing and lots of food and drinks available! If you know someone that would benefit in joining The Club, please call Katharine at 386-755-0235 x 106, or you may email ccsstheclub@gmail.com

AUG 2016

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dear Friends,
The senior population is drastically changing.  The current and future 60+ population will be stronger, more active and more demanding of services and facilities which they can choose to use or not use.  The new group of seniors will be looking at how to spend the third/third of their lives.  They will now have as many years in retirement as they did in childhood and their working lives.  Columbia County Seniors have chosen to use the Lifestyle Enrichment Center in Lake City and Ft. White because they serve their needs for exercise, education, recreation, transportation and fellowship.  The agency also serves the needs of caregivers and the 60+ who find themselves more confined to home.  CCSS is celebrating the third year of operation of The Club – a Dementia Specific Adult Day Care Center.   We cannot always determine how we will age – but we all must do it! Aging is not about being poor.  Aging is about loss…loss of strength; loss of a support system; and loss of independence.  We focus on what you can do and not what you cannot do. At the LEC we focus on providing the facility, the equipment and the staff to make you the best you can be regardless of your calendar age.  
 
Your Friend,
 
Deborah B. Freeman
Executive Director
       SENIOR PROM NIGHT A SUCCESS
Tony Buzzella provided the music and entertainment. Tony is seen here playing his clarinet.  His music was awesome and everyone had an opportunity to dance and enjoy socializing and dinner together while hearing familiar and favorite songs.
A Moomlight Seranade was the theme for the prom with silver decorations and stars about the room. Formals and tuxedos graced the dance floor on the over 98 guests until late night.
The highlight of the evening was the crowning of the prom king and Queen.  The couple are engaged to be married.  They are Mary Mader and George Rowe.  This was a very special evening that left everyone happy to have been at the LEC.  Plans are being made to hold a spring prom in 2017.
Fresh New Website
The Lifestyle Enrichment Center has a brand new website with the new logo and many new informational features.  We want our community to know how to reach us for help and support.  Our many services are depicted in this new site as well as the many ways you can help us to sustain these important services for everyone.  Families who need assistance and the 60+ folks in our community who want to enjoy their third third of life at the LEC are encouraged to visit this site. Please visit the site and send us your feedback.
 
www.ccseniors.com.
Mary Wilson
           SENIOR OF THE MONTH MARY WILSON
       As told by her Niece, Angela, who also lives with her.
Mary Wilson was born, June 9, 1927, in South Carolina to Theodore Wilson, Sr. and Luciana Wilson as the oldest of 13 children. She attended Richardson High School in Lake City and worked at home washing dishes and cleaning clothes.  Keeping a clean house is one of her favorite things to do.   She has always loved children and been a great babysitter for her siblings. She enjoys traveling to South Caroline by train and to Daytona to visit her sister, also to Ft. Pierce to visit another sister.  She loves the train rides.  Besides keeping her house sparkling and washing the dishes as soon as they get dirty, she loves church. DON’T  MAKE  HER  LATE  FOR  CHURCH!  She wants to be on time!  Often, she is there before the doors open and is the first one inside.  At the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, she thoroughly enjoys the games and winning prizes. Mary has a sweet personality and is a joy and help to her family.
SPECIAL THANKS TO AMERIS BANK CUSTOMERS

Sheldon Merritt, Teller, Dottie Spence, Head Teller, Deborah Freeman, Executive Director, Bonnie Flynn, Development Director, LEC, Maggie Bennett, Branch Manager, Justine Dicks, Anchor

The Ameris Bank staff presented the contributions from its customers to the Lifestyle Enrichment Center Executive Director, Deborah B. Freeman to purchase rocking chairs for The Club members. The daycare unit provides special activities and socializtion to people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease while caregivers have an opportunity for respite.  We thank those customers who made this wonderful gift possible.

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
The Annual Campaign will be on hiatus until December 1, 2016 to honor the United Way of Suwannee Valley campaign black out period. We will resume our campaign activities at that time to conduct the Annual Fund Campaign. The funds raised will provide the necessary and very basic equipment such as computers, telephones and necessary staff enhancements to care for people. CCSS is an essential organization in Columbia County helping keep people 60+ well and independent in the Third Third of their lives. If you would like to help support the Third Third please go to www.ccseniors.com or you may click the button below.
 
We thank the following who are “SUPPORTING THE THIRD THIRD”: Lorraine Zarrella, Charles Peeler, Bonnie M. Flynn, Odom, Moses & Co/Raymond James, Vanessa Lawton, Carol Shepard, Dawn Johns, David & Renee Cobb, Sam & Tammy Hall, Milner Osborne, Larry Moseley, Roger & Alice Whiddon, Barbara Swearingen, Florida Power & Light, Sallie Whiddon, Robinson, Kennon & Kendron, PA, James Montgomery, Roger Whiddon Construction, John Kendron,  Deborah Rhoades, Deborah Freeman,  Audrey Bullard, Ben & Cammy Scott, Renee’ Faulkner, John A. Kasak, State Farm Ins., SW Ga. Oil/SS Foods, New Millenium, John & Sandy Furches, John O’Neal, O’Neal Construction, Sammie J. Everett, Daniel C. Green,  LEC Staff, and Irv Crowetz, C/C and Assoc., Inc., Kathleen Verchick, John O’Neal  (O’Neal Companies), Celestine Levy, Dawn Layton, Helmy Ehrler, Susan Mytych, Carol Metcalf, Natha L. Barrington, Sharon Turner, Robert and Carol Sheridan, Anonymous donors, Raelene B. Hood, Mary M. Petry, Raelene Hood,Anonymous, Jessie Birchard, David John Birchard,
Judith & Robert Lee, James Murphy, Willard & Judith Baughn, Judith & Robert MaccGrath, Roberta Whitaker, Roy and Susan Cole, James McGriff, Gail & Dudley Matthews, Dottie Rogers, Shirley & Don Pellicer, Phyllis Skinner, Larry & Roberta Krahn, Carole Brown, William & Rebecca Moseley, Mildred Beggs,
Dr. Patricia Tayao, Anneliese Graves, Vern & Maureen Lloyd, Evelyn Park.

JULY 2016

A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dear Friends,
The things which keep me enthusiastic about working with 60+ people is watching them work so hard in the Gym to strengthen their bodies so that they can remain independent; seeing the small victories which occur in the care of a patient with dementia; seeing the relief in the eyes of a caregiver who realizes they are not alone and, the joy of being around people who are not treated as old people with many disabilities but normal people practicing the things they like to do.
We cannot do it alone.  We need help from corporations, individuals and organizations which have a similar desire to support a healthy community. We need additional trained staff and volunteers and more money for operations (transportation, maintenance, training, insurance and equipment).

Please help support a well 60+ community by making your gift to our First Annual Fund Campaign.  Just click the button below for your convenience to make your gift. In return we will be sure you will receive our thanks and the knowledge that you will help keep our services available to the 60+ population who wish to be independent and enjoy life every day. Thank you.

Your Friend,
 
Deborah B. Freeman
Executive Director
Fresh New Website
The Lifestyle Enrichment Center has a brand new website with the new logo and many new informational features.  We want our community to know how to reach us for help and support.  Our many services are depicted in this new site as well as the many ways you can help us to sustain these important services for everyone.  Families who need assistance and the 60+ folks in our community who want to enjoy their third third of life at our Center are encouraged to visit this site.
www.ccseniors.com.
Francena Harris
SENIOR OF THE MONTH

Francena Williams Robinson Harris was born November 13, 1919, between Water Town and Lake City, Florida, called the Crossing.  It was where the Southern Railroad track crossed over the Seaboard track.  Francena attended school in Water Town until a school was built in Lake City for black children, named Richardson, from which she graduated. She attended Santa Fe Community College to study Early Childhood Education.  Francena became the Director at Richardson Day Care Center in 1978, later opening her own center which she had for many years.
Five children were born to her and Frank Robinson, Jr., her first husband.  Fifteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and seven great great grand children were also born into her family.  The most exciting thing in her life was to become a Christian.  Attending her grandson’s wedding on the beach in Jamaica was a highlight in her life.
Francena loves going to the Lifestyle Enrichment Center because she looks forward to socializing with friends and participating in the activities.  She loves starting the day with a prayer.
She has seen history unfold:  the turbulent times of the great depression, segregation, integration, racial prejudice, World War II and an African-American as President.  In all of it, she has been able to look back and see God’s hand at work.
Janice Goddard displays her game designed for The Club
Games for The Club
Janice Goddard saw a need and filled it by making several hand sewed games for the people in The Club.  Seniors are able to match up colors and numbers on the game board and throw bean bags to them.  Janice’s father attends The Club two days a week and she knows how important the activities are for him.  She tries to engage him at home, but found when the caring staff of The Club offer up the games with other members he participates and enjoys the activity more.  Janice only had to buy the beans for the bags as she already had the felt and material scraps on hand.  The new board game is very versatile provides at least four different types of eye hand control and physical activity of throwing the bean bag to the proper square. She says, “If you know someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s The Club gives them a chance to be with people their own age where they can review their history and share with each other.” Positive gain is made daily because of The Club.  For more information about The Club call 386-438-8621.
ANNUAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE
The Annual Campaign has raised about $40,611 of the $100,000 needed.  The campaign will end in August. These funds will provide the necessary and very basic equipment such as computers, telephones and necessary staff enhancements to care for people. CCSS is an essential organization in Columbia County helping keep people 60+ well and independent in the Third Third of their lives. If you would like to help support the Third Third please go towww.ccseniors.com or you may click the button below.
 
We Thank the following who are“SUPPORTING THE THIRD THIRD”:
 
Lorraine Zarrella, Charles Peeler, Bonnie M. Flynn, Odom, Moses & Co/Raymond James, Vanessa Lawton, Carol Shepard, Dawn Johns, David & Renee Cobb, Sam & Tammy Hall, Milner Osborne, Larry Moseley, Roger & Alice Whiddon, Barbara Swearingen, Florida Power & Light, Sallie Whiddon, Robinson, Kennon & Kendron, PA, James Montgomery, Roger Whiddon Construction, John Kendron,  Deborah Rhoades, Deborah Freeman,  Audrey Bullard, Ben & Cammy Scott, Renee’ Faulkner, John A. Kasak, State Farm Ins., SW Ga. Oil/SS Foods, New Millenium, John & Sandy Furches, John O’Neal, O’Neal Construction, Sammie J. Everett, Daniel C. Green,  LEC Staff, and  Irv Crowetz, C/C and Assoc., Inc., Kathleen Verchick, John O’Neal  (O’Neal Companies), Celestine Levy, Dawn Layton, Helmy Ehrler, Susan Mytych, Carol Metcalf, Natha L. Barrington, Sharon Turner, Robert and Carol Sheridan, Anonymous donors, Raelene B. Hood, Mary M. Petry.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Imperial Productions by Amy * Charles Peeler Construction * New Millenium *Peoples Bank * Edward Jones Investments * James Montgomery *The Advertiser*Odom, Moses & Co., LLP 
Please call us if you would like to sponsor this Newsletter at 386-755-0235 extension 120. Your name will appear with your company logo and information in a prominent space.
CURRENT NEEDS
Laptop Computers
Printer

Exercise Equipment
Sprinkler System
Landscape Flowers
Giftcards for Prizes
Metal Patio Furniture-for The Club  & Ft. White Centers
Arts & Craft Supplies
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday night dances at 7:00 PM
Friday, August 12, 7:00 PM Western Night Dance
Friday, August 26,  7:00 PM Senior Prom
Monday, August 8,  Crime Prevention Task Force 9:30 AM
August 12, Dementia and the movies quarterly series, 2:00 PM, “Still Alice”
August  24,  Martengales Bluegrass Band 10:45 AM