"The Gathering Place" is an Interfaith CarePartners program hosted by the Kingwood United Methodist Church and volunteers are members of the Kingwood Women's Club. Volunteers provide assistance, social interaction, crafts, music, lunch, and entertainment for this monthly event, which provides for those with memory impairments, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, stroke, or other disabilities. The theme last month for the guests was "Springtime", and the crafts, entertainment, decorations, games, and conversation circle centered around that theme. While volunteers enjoy time with the guests, their Caretakers are encouraged to take some time for themselves. The Gathering is held on the second Friday of each month, and goes year round. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., dedicated Kingwood Women's Club volunteers take care of the elderly or memory-impaired guests, while their Caretakers have a well-deserved break. In keeping with the "Springtime" theme, volunteer linedancers doned colorful spring hats and flowers, and entertained the crowd with many lively tunes. Led by Kay Caffey, the enthusiastic dancers enjoyed doing something fun for the delighted crowd. The Kingwood line-dancers often give of their time, talent, and energy to make a brighter day and bring smiles to the faces of Seniors. Photo - wearing large flowers, volunteer Kingwood Linedancers (back , l-r) Sharon Ruby, Shirley Rickett, Darlene Lemesh, Juanita Jordon, Ann-Marie Wright, Dorothy Inglis, and Joyce Graves (front) Kay Caffey and Connie Shifferd posed for the camera after entertaining the crowd. The "Kingwood Women's Club" volunteers and the line-dance volunteers partnered together to make "The Gathering" a very special event!

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