In cooperation with other area churches and community organizations, Auburn United Methodist Church houses REACH, A Community Respite Ministry. 

  • REACH (Refresh, Encourage, Activities, Care, Hope)  Community Respite Ministry is a cooperative effort to care for and support persons with early to moderate memory issues.
  • Participants must be able to:
    • attend to their own bathroom needs
    • self-feed
    • and be in a group setting constructively.

REACH Respite Care






Your day at REACH will include physical, mental, and emotional interaction with planned activities, programs, and presentations.

A nutritious meal is served at each session.

Past activities include:

  • balloon volleyball
  • science experiments
  • art
  • games
  • music
  • dancing
  • crafts
  • and more!


Care Partners

REACH offers a Care Partner Support Group along with Dementia Care Education Opportunities.


Care Partner Support Group

First and Third Thursdays of each month | 10:30am | via Zoom

For access to the Zoom link, please contact Lisa Askew at 


Dementia Care Education Opportunities

More information to come


Volunteers are the backbone of REACH Community Respite Ministry, and we are always in need of those willing to serve in all capacities.

All volunteers must attend a Volunteer Training Session. When you reach out to us about your interest, we will invite you to our next session and discuss with you your strengths and how they can be used in our ministry. Contact Sarah Jones for more information.

Sarah Jones

REACH Director