Giving Care Givers a Break

The Jules Show

Jun 25 2020 • 0 seconds


Watching a loved one walk the path of memory loss is often an emotionally as well as physically exhausting experience. But a new ministry in Macon, GA is offering socialization for participants and a much needed break for the participants care givers. In this episode of The Jules Show podcast, I had a chat with Leigh Hinton, the director of Sanctuary Respite Ministry, an outreach of Forest Hills Methodist Church, which is providing half day programs three days a week for individuals or "friends" as they call them, to come and spend time with other folks on the memory loss journey. Friends are provided the opportunity to participate in all manner of activities which provide stimulation and exercise, at whatever level they can handle. Leigh shared with me the amazing God story of how they were able to open this ministry in, you guessed it, the sanctuary of an old church. Staying active is a major benefit in slowing age related memory loss, and SRM can provide stimulation in a Christ centered environment to give friends a greater quality of life, while at the same time providing a respite for the often over worked care giver, who is usually a spouse. You'll love hearing how SRM is fulfilling Jesus directive to care for "the least of these." Learn more about Sanctuary Respite Ministry at http://foresthillsmacon.com/welcome/sanctuary-respite.