Serving Caregivers and Their Families
Thank you for your interest in
The Gathering Places, Gathering Points, and Reunions in Brazoria County!
We are an interfaith group of volunteers working in nine Brazoria County congregations and partnering with the City of Sweeny to offer respite to caregivers
at social events that are fun for your family member.
Our "Gatherings" provide safe and caring places where you may bring your loved one with Alzheimer's or other memory disorder for a 3 to 4-hour social that includes games, crafts, exercise, reminiscing activities, a devotional, music, a great lunch,and bingo.
Gathering Places meet from 10 am to 2 pm.
Gathering Points meet from noon to 4 pm.
Reunions meet from 1 to 4 pm.
All Gathering activities are designed to reduce confusion and agitation and enhance the self-esteem of the memory-impaired participant.
Caregivers may stay to enjoy the fun or they may take that
time to do personal errands, see a movie, or just stay home and relax.
Our Gathering Place interfaith volunteers are exceptionally
loving and caring people, many of whom are former caregivers.
Most of our original volunteers now have hundreds of hours of
experience working with people who have dementia.
All of our services are free, but an assessment is necessary
to assure that we can meet the needs of your loved one,
and we require a letter from a doctor diagnosing the memory disorder.
Gathering Place Interfaith Ministries is an outreach
of the Alzheimer's Ministry at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Angleton, under the direction of Father Maurice Restivo.
Major funding is provided by a Community Development
Block Grant from Brazoria County. Recent, very generous grants from the Lowery Community Foundation are enabling us to enhance the quality of our programming and provide community
outreach and education.