“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