The Gathering (group respite)
(Note: We have a short waiting list for The Gathering as of September 2023).
A stimulating in-person program for people living with memory loss that provides four hours of respite for their family caregivers.
The Gathering is a group respite program that provides four hours of brain-stimulating activities and social engagement to adults experiencing early- to mid-stage memory loss, allowing their family members and/or friends to take a much-needed break from caregiving. The program is led by Lyngblomsten staff with support from a team of volunteers who are specially trained to understand the distinctive needs of people experiencing memory loss.
- Sessions of The Gathering are held from 10 AM to 2 PM weekly on the Lyngblomsten campus in St. Paul and at St. John in the Wilderness Church in White Bear Lake.
- Participants attend the same session each week, forming a cohort. This allows them and their caregivers to develop relationships and a support network with others in their cohort.
- During a session of The Gathering, participants, volunteers, and staff enjoy activities that stimulate the brain and promote community. Examples include music, games, exercise, discussion groups, art activities, guest speakers, and more!
- Caregivers have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with a Lyngblomsten Caregiver Specialist for resources and support and to participate in a weekly online Caregiver Connect Group.
Lyngblomsten Community Services is following all applicable guidance from federal and state health agencies for mitigating the potential spread of the virus.
For more information:
Contact Lyngblomsten Community Services at 651.632.5320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.