Our Respite Program is a unique ministry that provides fellowship and stimulation for people who have memory loss due to Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinsons, or stroke.
Trained program directors and volunteers provide supervision, lead activities, and serve a nutritious lunch.
Participants have the opportunity to socialize with others while enjoying a variety of stimulating activities.
Our Hope Arbor program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm. If you or a loved one would like to participate, contact Brooke Chambers by clicking here.
“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.” - Caregiver
“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
Download our brochure below for more information about our program!
Our Care Partner Support Group currently meets each Tuesday at 10:30am in Room 16 of our main building. This 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 gaining tools from local resources and professionals to help them take better care of themselves while caring for their loved ones. You do not need to have a loved one participating in the Hope Arbor Program to join this group - it is open to any family caregiver in the Savannah community.
“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