Leeza Gibbons, Emmy Award-winning pop-culture icon best known as a co-host for “Entertainment Tonight”, host of syndicated talk show “Leeza”, and winner of “Celebrity Apprentice”, recently spoke to residents and invited guests at The Stayton at Museum Way as part of the community’s Red Carpet Speaker Series. Gibbons delivered a keynote, followed by a Q&A. After the presentation, she signed copies of her new book “Fierce Optimism”.
Gibbons is an advocate for health, wellness and caregiving. She started the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation in 2002 as a promise to her mother. The foundation’s signature program, Leeza’s Care Connection, offers free services for family caregivers. During the presentation, Gibbons discussed her own personal challenges of caring for her mother after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 62. The New York Times best-selling author offered an inspirational account of her family’s role as caregivers and offers compelling advice in her guide, “Take Your Oxygen First: Protecting Your Health and Happiness While Caring for a Loved One with Memory Loss.”
“We are thrilled Leeza Gibbons came to the community as part of our Red Carpet Speaker Series,” said Scott Thomas, executive director of The Stayton at Museum Way. “Her story is relatable to millions of families across the country who have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. She shared a message of hope for others battling the disease and for those caring for their loved ones.”
The Red Carpet Speaker Series at The Stayton at Museum Way provides unique and often once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for residents and invited guests to meet renowned individuals and hear inspirational presentations. The speaker series is a dynamic piece of the Masterpiece Living philosophy which encourages continual learning in all regards – physical, mental, social and spiritual