More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. An estimated 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s and that number is climbing. What can churches do to be more welcoming of those with dementia? How can churches equip caregivers? Do you interested in learning more about dementia and relating better to individuals with dementia?
The Dementia and the Church webinars continue with four new webinars, which began July 10, to explore these questions. You may watch any of the four webinars from your own computer by registering on this link: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/webinar-series-dementia-and-the-church OR watch them in a socially-distanced groups in the Narthex on the dates/times they are scheduled. The four webinars from this past winter are also available for viewing through this link.
Session One: Normal vs. Not Normal Aging and Keys to Connecting with Someone Living with Dementia – this webinar was held July 10. A recording may be found at: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/july-10-2020-normal-vs-not-normal-aging-and-keys-to-connecting-with-someone-living-with-dementia
Session Two: Tools for Connecting with People Living with Dementia when Behaviors are Challenging –this webinar was held Aug 21. A recording may be found at: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/august-21-2020-tools-for-connecting-with-people-living-with-dementia-when-behaviors-are-challenging
Session Three: Common Challenges in Nursing Homes and Memory Care and How to Avoid Them – this webinar was held Sept 17.
Session Four: Essential Documents for Protecting You and Your Loved One Living with Dementia – Nov 5 @ Noon
The Table Free Community Meal
Grab to Go Meal to take home
Thursday, September 24
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
We will have meals packed and ready to go for those who come through the line. There is no dine in at this time.
If you know of someone in need of a great homecooked meal please share this information with them.
The Wired Word
The Wired Word class meets socially distanced Sunday mornings at 10:45 am in the Fireside Room.
John Rahn is the leader.
The Wired Word lessons link two current events with relevant scripture and discussion questions. The Wired Word provides great thought-provoking reading for individuals and/or small groups.
Contact the church office with your current email address at email@example.com or 262-5970 if you’d like to receive these lessons. You do not need to be a part of the group to receive these lessons.
YOUth will gather Sunday mornings to connect with one another and talk about Bob Goff’s new book, Dream Big.
Bob shares entertaining stories that will help you to find and reach your biggest dreams. We’re also planning time to share life’s highs and lows and support one another during this crazy time.
We’ll start September 20, in the YOUth Room.
No need to get up early… We’ll have simple breakfast foods available (i.e. granola bars, fruit).
Start Sundays off right!