Huntsville Provides Respite for Alzheimer’s Caregivers through ‘The Gathering Place’ Initiative

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Huntsville’s Free Support Hub for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Families in Huntsville who are burdened with the demands of caregiving for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related forgetfulness have a new avenue of support. The Gathering Place, a community initiative, now offers a free monthly service for these caregivers.

Hosted on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10am to 1:30pm at the First Baptist Church-Huntsville, The Gathering Place gives family caregivers a much-needed break. During this time, individuals living with dementia are engaged in an assortment of activities, including games, music, exercise, crafts, lunch, and social interaction in a secure and nurturing setting.

The Gathering Place is a collaborative effort, sponsored by Creekside Retirement Community and managed by dedicated volunteers trained in the Alzheimer’s Care Team model, a unique approach devised by CarePartners. Sunetta Johnson and Todd Partin, representatives of the Methodist Retirement Communities, urge families to take advantage of this opportunity.

For families interested, pre-registration is mandatory to ensure an optimal and safe experience for all participants. Potential attendees or volunteers can reach out to Sunetta Johnson at 936-730-6062 or via email at Alternatively, Todd Partin is also available for contact at 936-414-3994 or

In a display of communal spirit, several establishments have become ministry partners in this initiative. These include the First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, First Christian Church, and CarePartners, all working in concert to alleviate the stress and strains of caregiving within the community.

As the prevalence of Alzheimer’s and dementia continues to rise, community-driven initiatives like The Gathering Place offer a glimmer of hope and support for those navigating the challenges of caregiving.

For more details or to be a part of this initiative, interested parties are encouraged to reach out to the contacts provided.

Program Contacts:

Sunetta Johnson
Phone: 936-730-6062

Todd Partin
Phone: 936-414-3994