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