“The Hope Arbor Respite Program is the highlight of my husband’s week. The volunteers meet him at the door with smiles and excitement that he is there. He is accepted and encouraged to be himself. They actually seem to appreciate him and make him feel special; he feels loved.”
“The singing has brought joy into his life. This spirit carries over into our home. I hear him singing the old hymns he loves all during the day and he actually remembers the words! I thank God for this program and the difference it has made in his life and mine.” -Caregiver
“So thankful God led me to the Hope Arbor ministry. It is such a blessing being with everyone. So rewarding.” -Volunteer
Hope Arbor exists to enrich the lives of adults with memory loss through fellowship and engaging activities, while providing resources and support for families and caregivers in the Savannah community.
Days of Operation
Hope Arbor operates Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week from 10am to 2pm.
This respite program is $40 per day (this includes a hot lunch) with a one-time $40 registration fee. Scholarships are available upon need basis.
All participants must be independent in the following: walking (with an aide), toileting, eating, and functioning in a group setting.
care partner support group
Our Care Partner Group meets each Tuesday at 10:15 in Room 226 at the Greenhouse. This support group is led by Dr. Frank Parr and a group of trained facilitators. Each session is designed for family caregivers to find community with others while learning tools from local resources and professionals to help us take better care of ourselves while caring for our loved ones.
No need to sign up just join us when you are ready!
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Brooke Chambers at (912)355-8527.
“Even people with memory loss have a desire to have purpose and be a part of a group.”-Robin Dill author of Walking with Grace… Tools for Implementing and Launching a Congregational Respite Program
“And now in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing.” Psalm 71.9
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone–join us for this 12-week course! This course will begin in January 2018 and will run each Tuesday night from 6:30-7:30pm until April 10, 2018. It will be held in the Green House (310 Parkersburg Road, Savannah, Georgia 31406). To register, please contact Meg Procopio, Minister of Congregational Care, at (912) 355-8527 or email@example.com.
Divorce Care for Kids
DivorceCare for Kids is a recovery ministry for children of divorce. This program is designed as a companion to DivorceCare with 12-weeks of interactive conversation, videos and activities.
We hope that you find abundant hospitality here! Grief Share is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You’ll learn valuable information about recovering from your grief and renewing your hope for the future. These groups will be offered at your convenience beginning in January of 2018 and will run each Wednesday until April 11, 2018. Join us either 9:30am-11:00am or 6:30pm-8:00pm! Nursery is available for the evening class but by reservation only. To register, please contact Meg Procopio, Minister of Congregational Care, at (912) 355-8527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stephen Ministry is YOUR ministry. It is an important way we at Isle of Hope United Methodist care for one another. If you are going through a difficult time, consider having a Stephen Minister. If you know someone else who is facing difficulties, suggest that he or she request Stephen Ministry. Make use of it. Stephen Ministry belongs to you.
If you would like to have a Stephen Minister or know more about this caring ministry, call Brooke Chambers at (912)355-8527 or email her at email@example.com.
visits of hope
Visits of Hope is a warm and loving ministry to our precious at-home and nursing home members. From time to time, the pastors have tried to take Communion to our most vulnerable members, but we have not been able to maintain this in a consistent way. So as we partner together, it is our hope that all of our people who desire will be offered Holy Communion regularly. Teams of two church members make regular visits to the same at-home or nursing home members to create a relationship and serve Communion every month. To sign-up to help with this ministry, please contact the church office at (912) 355-8527.