Christ UMC Starts Ministry For Alzheimer's Patients And Caregivers

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Christ United Methodist Church has started a new ministry for those in the community with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.  “Let’s Sing from Memory” provides a time of fellowship and fun while singing the old songs we all love and remember. 

The group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday mornings of each month from 10-11:30 a.m.   The next get-together will be June 10 in the Youth Center. Christ United Methodist is located at the intersection of East Brainerd Rd. and Morris Hill Rd. (across from Hurricane Hills and Publix). The phone number is 892-9363.

If you and someone you care for would be interested in participating, you may register online at but preregistration is not necessary.  For more information, contact Wayne Evans at 240-6887 or

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