Weekly respite care for those with memory loss such as dementia or Alzheimer’s
The Gathering is a daytime, out-of-home group respite program for caregivers and care receivers. There are many benefits to group respite, especially at The Gathering.
Held on the 1st-4th Thursdays of every month, The Gathering is a safe, enjoyable place for seniors living with long-term illnesses to socialize. (All participants must have a needs assessment by the Family Caregiver Connection Coordinator before participating.) The Gathering gives caregivers the opportunity to have several hours of respite while offering members of Anoka County faith communities the opportunity to share in the care of our community’s seniors. This opportunity is offered in collaboration with Anoka County Family Caregiver Connection and dedicated and trained volunteers, supervised by a social worker or nurse, operate the program. Participants can enjoy fellowship, lunch, and activities. Caregivers can enjoy time away from caregiving or attend a support group for caregivers on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Caregivers can attend support group meetings whether their loved ones participate in The Gathering. If you are interested in respite care, please contact Jill Agyekum at 763-324-1608 to complete an assessment before participating in The Gathering.
The Gathering Volunteers
We are grateful for our faithful volunteers. We are always looking for more people to be a part of this great ministry at Zion Lutheran. Please consider spending some time with us. For a respite volunteer job description or more information on volunteering, contact Pastor Sue Wallager through our general email.
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Zion participates in 4 Family Promise hosting weeks a year. Our next week is March 10-17. Read about the opening of the Family Service Center and the residential property where the shelter will be built.
We are in need of communion servers. Sign up in the notebook located in the Sacristy for the weekend and worship service time that is convenient for you. Thank you!
Greeters are needed at the 5 p.m. and 9 & 11 a.m. services. Share a warm greeting with all who come to worship. Contact Suzanne Gaboury for more information.
Help Zion’s Pre-K with Box Tops for Education. It’s easy to do, no clipping or searching. Use the Box Top app or drop off your receipts at the Zion front desk.
Over the years, Zion has made a significant impact on affordable housing in our wider community through partnership with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
Opportunities are available at both Anoka Middle School campuses during the school year. Click through for more information on how you can help.
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