The Kingwood United Methodist Church hosted "The Gathering" on August 8, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m., allowing caregivers a break while their loved ones have social interaction, create crafts, participate in games, listen to music, enjoy a delicious lunch and outstanding entertainment.  The theme was the 60's, the decorations matched the theme, and volunteers dressed the part. 

 An Interfaith CarePartners program, volunteers from the Kingwood Women's Club and the Methodist Church offer a respite care service for adults with dementia, stroke, Parkinson's, Alzheimers, or other disabilities.  While dedicated volunteers enjoy time with the guests, their caregivers are encouraged to take some time for themselves. 

Four bright and beautiful therapy dogs delighted the many guests at the Gathering on this Fridaymorning.  Guests enjoyed stroking the silky coats, petting and talking with the gentle animals.  The well mannered dogs, brought by owners/ volunteers, happily gloated in the attention.  These animals are used in nursing homes, hospitals, and reading classes at schools.

Picture 1: (left to right) Bruce Neely has his therapy dog "Tucker."  Vicki Sheldon brought her black companion "Dee J."  Juanita Jordon shared her lovely friend "Gabby."


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