Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

Support for Caregivers

Caring for a family member or loved one is gratifying, but can also be challenging. This ministry provides respite (an interval of rest or relief) for the caregiver.

 It supports the efforts of the family to keep the loved on in the home environment, which will contribute to the quality of life of the participant as well as the family.  

While loved ones are at Joyful Place, caregivers can:
Run Errands  
Take care of business
Relax

Caregivers enjoy peace of mind knowing their loved ones are spending time in a caring, supportive environment.

We also offer a Caregiver Support Group that meets  the  3rd Thursday of each month in the Family Life  Center at 6pm.

Care for Loved Ones

This ministry provides fellowship and activities for people living with mild to moderate memory loss or related conditions.
Trained Professionals and volunteers provide companionship, lead activities and provide supervision .
Meaningful activities include:
  • Music 
  • Creative Arts  
  • Spiritual Activities
  • Exercise 
  • Service Projects

Enrollment is available at an affordable rate and a hot lunch is included in the daily price.

Participants may choose to attend one or two days a week .  
We gather on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am -2 pm.

Join Us


Participation in the program will be based on the applicant’s ability to participate in the program and the initial interview with the director. We take the following things into consideration when evaluating whether or not an applicant is    capable of participating in the program:

  • Medical stability – a participant may be frail and have          
  • Medical concerns, but must be stable  
  • Ability eat and attend to bathroom needs on their own
  • Would benefit from a group respite setting

Please call or email with any questions or interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

Director of Respite

Leigh J. Rice

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Contact Us

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Phone: 850-865-4123

Email: joyful@shalimar-umc.org