Our nation is on the verge of a crisis in addressing the various needs of our senior adult population. Seniors and their families are having a hard time knowing where to turn for guidance, help and understanding their purpose, and I believe the churches should be on the forefront helping in this task. I strongly believe it’s our Christian duty to treat our senior adults with respect and dignity. It’s an honor for me to help churches and families learn how to celebrate the blessings that our seniors bring to our lives.”

MARY ANNE OGLESBY-SUTHERLY

The Veranda, a primary outreach of Veranda Ministries, provides a time of nurturing respite care to allow family caregivers much needed time for themselves. Services for family also include a monthly support group for caregivers and a semi-annual caregiver conference. The conference helps family members and other caregivers utilize biblical principles to cope with the physical and emotional toll of a stressful life situation. The number of clients in The Veranda's respite program has doubled since its 2012 launch. A nominal fee is charged per day. If a client's financial situation is of concern, a scholarship may be applied toward the cost of a client's care, if eligible.

The Veranda is proud to provide quality respite care for the benefit of its clients, their family members and volunteers in a safe, supportive and non-threatening environment. We realize that not everyone can benefit from or tolerate the structure of the services we offer, and may require more specialized services than are available at The Veranda. In some cases, an individual's participation or involvement in our service may actually be detrimental to himself/herself or others.

All volunteers complete a minimum of 12 hours of training. All of The Veranda staff is vetted and trained in the care of senior adults and their needs.


The Veranda is not limited to serving only those with Alzheimer’s. We know there are families caring for loved ones who have other needs. The program at The Veranda is meeting the needs of the senior population and their families who are affected by the aging process.


Contact us with questions! We'd love to visit with you about any needs your family may have.

RESOURCES

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We devote the time and energy necessary to help families and caregivers.

  • Libby Ryman - Assistant Director & Volunteer Coordinator
  • Doug & Gail McIntyre - Program Volunteers
  • Velda Beams - Program Volunteer
  • Joe Bradshaw - Program Volunteer


HOURS OF OPERATION

The Veranda Day Program:
Tues - Thurs: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A weekly 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. worship service is offered on Wednesdays to The Veranda families.

STAFF & VOLUNTEERS - THE VERANDA

ORGANIZation History

  • News and Views
  • Crafts/Art
  • Exercise/Music/Outside Activities
  • Lunch & Snack Time
  • Brain Food Activities
  • Bible Time/Devotional/Hymns

volunteering

Our volunteers have logged more than 12,000 hours since the program early beginnings in 2012. Contact us about becoming a volunteer!

Our Daily ACTIVITY

founder & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Helping families care for their senior loved ones