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2nd Half with Lyngblomsten

Group Respite (The Gathering)

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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


  • Apr 1 - Jun 30th, 2019
    Tue and Thu from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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