In Macon, Georgia the Sanctuary Respite Ministry, which is part of Forest Hills United Methodist Church, is a community outreach program creating joy, meaning, and connection for people living with memory loss. The ministry provides fellowship and stimulation for people who have memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia related to Parkinson’s disease, Stroke or other medical conditions. The program is also designed to give primary caregivers their own much-needed free time.
“Mom was very social in life, but after living with Alzheimer's she became extremely isolated. Since she has began attending Sanctuary Respite Ministry, she has something to be excited about and look forward to each week. She talks about it all the time," said Liz Barnes whose mother takes part in the program.
The $2,500 they hope to raise will go to cover session fees for those who otherwise may not be able to afford to attend. The funds will also go towards supplies for the activities participants take part in like Arts & Crafts, Music & Dance, Exercise and Intergenerational Activities. Give now to help those with memory loss take part in meaningful community activities.