LMVNA offers Memory Stars and hosts free classes

Memory Stars can be purchased for $25 each.

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association (LMVNA)has begun its 31st Annual Light Up A Life campaign. The beginning of the campaign coincides with National Hospice and Palliative Care month, November, and runs through the holiday season. The campaign goal is to raise $75,000 to benefit Livingston Hospice.

Livingston invites all residents of Ventura County to support this year’s Light Up campaign. Memory Stars can be ordered online for $25 each at lmvna.org or by calling 642-0239. Event sponsorship is also available.

Livingston Hospice is a special kind of care for the terminally ill, their families and caregivers. Hospice care addresses and meets the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients. Services are provided in the patient’s home, wherever their home may be. Livingston’s hospice team, including our medical director, nurses, social workers, spiritual care providers and volunteers, combine their expertise, passion and compassion in providing end of life care.  Bereavement services are provided to family and friends by our dedicated staff of grief counselors.

Livingston also hosts free monthly education classes throughout the county which include the following in Ventura. Given at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association office, 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 109.  Call 642-0239 for more information or email griefinfo@livingstonvna.org.

Social Services/Bereavement Groups

Adult Bereavement Support Group Wednesdays, November 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6:30-8:00pm at.  These groups are open to individuals who have experienced loss and are free of charge

Newly Bereaved Support Group Thursday, November 12th from 6-7:30pm.  This monthly group is designed for adults who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one and is free.  These groups meet every 2nd Thursday of each month.

Diabetes Classes

Tuesday, November 3rd from 1-2:30pm.  These meetings are held on 1st Tuesday of each month.  General information is provided about Type 2 Diabetes with emphasis on the development of an individualized plan of care that includes diet, medication, exercise and blood sugar monitoring.

Joint Replacement Classes

Thursday, November 5th from 1:00-2:00pm. You will learn what to expect before, during and after knee or hip replacement surgery and how to be an active participant in your care. These meetings are 1st Thursday of each month.

Monday, November 9th for both English and Spanish speaking.  English 4:00-5:00pm and Spanish 5:30-6:30pm. You will learn what to expect before, during and after knee or hip replacement surgery and how to be an active participant in your care.

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