February 5 from 11 – 3 pm, FREE COGNITIVE SCREENINGS.

Ever wonder, “Is my forgetfulness part of normal aging or is it more?” Johnsie Douglas, MEd, LPC, will be on hand to administer the Saint Louis University Mental Status Exam (SLUMS), a widely used and brief oral/written screening tool only, given to assist in determining a dementia diagnosis or provide a baseline of cognitive levels for your doctor. The exam will take about 15 min. plus 5 min. to review results. You will be given a copy of the results. RSVP by calling 803-888-7525 or email: [email protected]


February 7, 14, 21, 28 from 11:30 – 1pm, LOVE SERIES: Caregiving… What’s LOVE got to do with it?

Join us on Wednesdays in February for lunch and an educational series on the 5 Languages of Love. Speaker Marsha Ward, LMSW will help us learn how to use touch, affirmations, quality time, gifts and service to better connect with your loved one. Whether you are caring for a spouse, parent or friend, this series is for YOU. This series is presented by Daybreak Adult Care Services. It is based on the book Keeping Love Alive as Memory Fades: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey. Book and lunch included. RSVP preferred but not necessary.


February 8 from 11:30 – 1 pm, LUNCH ‘N LEARN: Five Wishes Living Will

Susan Rush, MSW, Program Director with Heartstrings Hospice will discuss the Five Wishes Living Will document, intended to help families start conversations about care in times of serious illness. Written in everyday language, and recognized as a legal document in SC, Five Wishes helps people express their wishes in areas of personal, spiritual, medical and legal. It includes power of attorney, living will and three additional advanced directives. RSVP requested but not required. Lunch provided by Heartstrings Hospice.


February 19 from 11 – 3 pm, GRAND RE-OPEN HOUSE.

Stop by Leeza’s Care Connection to visit the center and see the progress we’ve made since moving back in after the giant oak tree fell on our roof. Take a tour and share some light refreshments among friends.


February 20 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, GRAND RE-OPENING CELEBRATION. Falling Forward

If you must fall, fall amongst friends. We are celebrating the re-opening of our center since the giant oak tree fell on our roof. Join us for door prizes, tours, a few remarks, light refreshments and a champagne toast with Leeza.


February 22 from 11:30 – 1 pm, LUNCH ‘N LEARN: I Think I Love my Family: A Tale of Family Dynamics

Dr. Macie Smith from the Arnold School of Public Health will help us gain a deeper understanding of how family dynamics play a major role in the quality of care provided to loved ones with chronic illnesses while learning effective ways to overcome challenges. This program is sure to provide clarity on the role of “family” caregiving. Lunch provided. RSVP requested, but is not necessary to attend.