Connecting Our Community to Hope, Love, and Life in the Moment

 

Our Mission is to create a community of connections that bring hope, love, and life in the moments
that we share with our friends living with memory loss, the loved ones who care for them, and our volunteers. 
Connections is about meeting and loving our neighbors where they are and being in the moment with them. 

About Connections

Starting September 3, 2019, Connections will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Eufaula.  Lunch is provided.

This ministry provides an environment where people with memory loss due to Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, or stroke can fellowship and serve.  Participants will have the opportunity to socialize with others in a safe environment while enjoying:

  • Arts & Music
  • Cognitive and Physical Exercise
  • Bible Study/Devotional
  • Pet Therapy
  • Service Projects
  • Intergenerational activities
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Chapel

 

Caregivers

Connections provides caregivers time to run errands, handle business or just rest knowing their loved one is connecting to life and love in a safe and caring environment.  Caregiver support groups will be offered monthly.  

 

Enrollment

Enrollment in Connections is available at an affordable cost.  Participants in Connections must be independent in the following:

  • Ambulating
  • Attending to their own bathroom needs
  • Participating in social activities
  • Feeding themselves

Caregivers are invited to contact Caty Richardson at connections@fumceufaula.org to learn more about enrolling in Connections or to receive an application packet.  You may also call (334) 687-8227.  

 

Become a Volunteer

Our team needs enthusiastic and caring volunteers ready and willing to make connections through their time and friendship.  Opportunities include working with participants on Connections days, preparing and serving lunch, providing a short devotional, helping with art projects, leading music, leading a group activity or continuing education class, or working with our team on office or clerical work and recruiting more volunteers and participants.  Give us one day and we believe you will be blessed.  Flexible schedules are available, but training is required before becoming a volunteer.  If you would like to volunteer, please register by clicking the link below or contact Caty Richardson at connections@fumceufaula.org.  You may also call the church office at (334) 687-8227. 

A training session will be held on Tuesday, August 20, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon in the FUMC Fellowship Hall.  Lunch will be provided.  If you would like to attend, please click here to RSVP.

 

To Register, Volunteer or Contribute

Click here to register a loved one, to participate as a volunteer, or to contribute to our cause. 

 

Helpful Resources for Caregivers and Volunteers

Why Connections is Needed

FUMC Montgomery Official Respite Ministry Video

Understanding Dementia: Videos and other resources from Dr. Teepa Snow

Using improv to improve life with Alzheimer's

Visit Us on FaceBook

Connections - Eufaula Respite Care Ministry