Group Respite (The Gathering)
Visit lyngblomsten.org/TheGathering for a list of church partners and Gathering program sites.
The Gathering provides a day of stimulating activities for those experiencing early- to mid-stage memory loss, and gives five hours of respite to caregivers who desire a break. thh eprogram is offered through Lyngblomsten Community Services and in collaborative partnership with local churches. Each program site meets 2-4 times per month and accommodates a group of 8-10 participants (person experiencing memory loss). There is one volunteer paired with every participant. The caregiver and the person he or she cares for will meet a Gathering staff professional for an assessment prior to enrollment.
A day at The Gathering:
- The Gathering is staffed by dedicated volunteers specially trained to understand th distinctive needs of people experiencing memory loss.
- Volunteers greet particiapnts upon arrival at 10 AM and togther enjoy interesting activities and socializing until 3 PM.
- Following a nutritious lunch, participants are involved in an afteroon of activities which help them remain active and engaged. typical activities include: music, games, light exercise, simple woodworking, painting, polymer clay projects, discussion groups (reminiscing, sports, history, etc.), guest speakers, and more.
Funded in part by the Older Americans Act Title III-E National Family Caregiver Support Program in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.
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Learn more: Contact Betsy Hoffman at (651) 414-5291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apr 1 - Jun 30th, 2019
Tue and Thu from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm