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The Gatherings

The Gathering Place is a setting where Care Team volunteers provide a loving, welcoming and fun environment for family members with mild to moderate memory loss who do not require skilled care. This activity program is a partnership between CarePartners and participating congregations. The Gathering Place is typically hosted monthly for 3.5 hours and combines physical movement, socialization, music and other engaging activities in a comfortable environment, enabling caregivers to attend to their personal needs without worry. A professional staff member attends each Gathering Place to provide support and assistance to the volunteers. An initial intake interview is conducted by our staff to welcome new participants to this program. The program is provided free of charge. CarePartners also sponsors Caregiver Conferences and Common Ground support groups. Please contact CarePartners at 713-682-5995 to inquire about a specific location and complete the necessary referral and intake process.

Download the pdf files listed below for more information on the Care Team and to get different areas zip codes for Gathering Locations. 

Please visit CarePartner's website to check on what they do and any upcoming Caregiving Conferences.

Volunteer testimonials from St. John Vianney

"I leave The Gathering with a smile in my heart"....Daphne

"I feel so good"....Joe

"Being part of The Gathering Place fills my heart to the brim"....Margie

"The shared enthusiasm of the team and guests to enjoy each others company is infectious and inspiring month after month"....Mike

"Listening to gratitude for family having respite care of their loved one is so rewarding"....Susan

"The smiles and expression on their faces when the entertainment sings/plays songs from their era, is PRICELESS"....Norma

“Since being introduced to the Gathering and volunteering, the excitement in seeing the smiles on our seniors faces is just PRICELESS!!!  and not to mention our gratitude for the program”....Jesse