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The Gathering

The Gathering

The Gathering provides a day of stimulating activities for those experiencing early- to mid-stage memory loss, and gives five hours of respite to caregivers who desire a break.

The program is offered through Lyngblomsten’s Home- and Community-Based Services, and in collaborative partnership with more than 30 churches across the Twin Cities, 9 of which provide the facilities and host The Gathering.

Each program site meets 2-4 times per month and accommodates a group of 8-10 participants (person experiencing memory loss). There is one volunteer for every participant.

The caregiver and their loved one will meet a Gathering staff professional for an assessment prior to enrollment.

Learn more

Contact:  Betsy Hoffman, Team Coordinator
(651) 414-5291 or


Funding for The Gathering is provided through grants and by the generosity of individuals who make financial gifts to the Lyngblomsten Foundation. The Gathering is also funded in part by the Older Americans Act Title IIIE National Family Caregiver Support Program in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.