Austin Founder Lions Club

Mike's Place - Suellen Mills and Marjorie Murphey Camacho

  • 22 Aug 2013
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wells Fargo Bldg, 400 W 15th St, 3rd floor


  • please note there will be a $5 fee for parking in the garage
  • There is no fee charged for a guest visiting for the first time. Please present yourself as a guest at the registration table and we will gladly introduce you to the club.
  • Guests are charged a lunch fee of $15 for each visit after their first visit.
Mike's Place
Suellen Mills and Marjorie Murphey Camacho

introduction by Lion Mac Ragsdale

Mike’s Place, a program for folks with Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of memory loss and dementia, also serves as a source of support and rest for caregivers. The time together provides each individual an opportunity to be social and have fun, while being occupied with stimulating and appropriate activities in a warm, safe, and caring environment. At the same time, caregivers may be ensured a bit of free time to relax.

Mikes PlaceSpeakers Bio: (pictured left) Suellen Mills, BA, Volunteer Director for Mike’s Place. Ms. Mills is responsible for coordinating volunteers for weekly activities and as buddies. 
She also works on volunteer retention. Ms. Mills has worked with volunteers for over 30 years and was Vice President of Volunteer Services at Meals on Wheels and More for 20 years. 
She has served as an officer of Directors of Volunteers in Austin (DOVIA). On a personal note, she served as the primary caregiver for her late husband, Mike (the namesake of Mike’s Place) who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease more than 15 years ago. 

(pictured right) Marjorie Murphey Camacho, BS, BSN, RN, Program Director for Mike’s Place. Ms. Murphey-Camacho coordinates and manages Mike’s Place, including developing program activities and program evaluation. She has over 20 years of experience as an RN and a Care Manager. She has been employed with Meals on Wheels and More since 2003 as a Case Manager. 
Personally, she served as her mother’s primary caregiver for several years before her mother passed away as a result of vascular dementia. She has also served as a long distance caregiver to her deceased father with Parkinson’s disease, and currently for her elderly sister with mental illness.

Featured Lunch Menu: Shrimp Printanier with orzo pilaf,  green beans and red peppers ; mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.

Please register by noon on Wednesday.

We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.

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