We’re always thrilled for any opportunity to spread the word on Respite. Whether we’re sharing insights on Alzheimer’s and dementia, talking about the Respite for All model, an opportunity to join the network, or other content contributions, we’re pleased to share with you our library of news and recognition as we work to spread this friendship revolution across our country and beyond.
By A. Stacy Long Montgomery Advertiser The balloon volleyball net had been put away, and the freshly painted kites shown to the group when Daphne Johnston stepped to one side of the room and hit a button. Music oozed out, signaling that the day’s Respite Ministry had reached its end...Read More
The Alabama-West Florida Conference Led by Bishop David W. Graves, the Alabama - West Florida Annual Conference is dedicated to its mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The conference steadfastly works toward a vision of thriving churches where disciple-making ministries are brought to life...Read More
By Julie Hare Auburn The Auburn Villager In cooperation with other area churches and local organizations, Auburn United Methodist Church launched the REACH Respite Program (Refresh, Encourage, Activities, Care, Hope) late last June. The program is designed for persons with early to mid-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and/or other forms of...Read More
By June Mathews Over The Mountain Journal Patti Williams knew what she was getting into when she agreed to become program director for Encore, a respite care ministry at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook. She just didn’t know how great the interest would be. In a matter of...Read More
North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church Imagine being the primary caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. This could be your mother, father, or spouse who requires 24-hour supervision and care. For many in our community this is a daily reality. In our state alone, over 180,000 family...Read More