Where’s a better place to start? The annual fundraising campaign for the Terrific Tuesdays respite program began at today’s regular session. Participants and their ‘buddies’ gathered in the Family Life/Gym at First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs to set the pattern for eight more walks during the month of September. The campaign will culminate with the major “Walk to Remember” on Thursday October 3, 2019 on Celebration Plaza, downtown Sulphur Springs. The one-time $15 registration fees for the walks and a t-shirt are part of the fundraising process. Donations are another part, which come from local business, industry, organizations, families and individuals during the campaign. The goal is $10,000, which will fund the Terrific Tuesdays weekly program for 2020.
Meeting on Tuesdays at 9am, persons with Alzheimers, dementia and related disorders can come, meet friends, interact with others, enjoy lunch and snacks and be entertained and encouraged. Each participant is assigned a ‘buddy’ who takes part in the activities with them as well as caring for their needs. This allows the participant’s caregiver, often a family member, to have a few hours to themselves. “This respite program for caregivers serves a vital need, allowing that person to know their loved one is well cared for in a fun and friendly environment. Many participants refer to Terrific Tuesdays as ‘their club’ and look forward to attending.
Here are other opportunities you have to take the “mini-walks”: Wednesday September 11 at 10:30am, Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab Thursday September 12 at 9:30am, Sulphur Springs Seniors Center Friday September 14 at 10am, Wesley House Assisted Living Wednesday September 18 at 10:30am, Pioneer Crossing Wednesday September 18 at 2pm at Hopkins Place Monday September 23 at 10am, Carriage House Manor Wednesday September 25 at 10am, Rock Creek Health and Rehab Thursday September 26 at 10am, Sulphur Springs Imaging Center Friday September 27 at 10:30am at Sunny Springs Nursing and Rehab
If you’d like to mail a donation, make your check out to Terrific Tuesdays and mail it to FUMC att: Terrific Tuesdays, 301 Church Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 or drop off a check and pick up your t-shirt at the Sulphur Springs Seniors Center, 150 MLK Drive.