Anchor Place is a community-supported ministry of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church for people living with dementia and their carepartners. Our mission is to provide social, emotional, and spiritual support for older adults living with memory loss and other cognitive impairments, ease the challenges of caregiving, and address the epidemic of loneliness through innovative, caring programming.
Today, more than 150,000 Georgians live with Alzheimer’s disease. Tens of thousands more experience other forms of dementia. These figures are projected to grow over 25% by 2025, making Georgia among states with the highest dementia prevalence.
Where can those whose lives have been disrupted by dementia turn to regain a sense of meaning and purpose, to make new friends, and enjoy social interaction? The answer is a volunteer-driven respite day program where neighbors come together to share in a variety of joy-filled activities.
A recent comprehensive report ranked Georgians’ caregiving burnout among the highest nationally. Caring for someone living with dementia can be an all-consuming endeavor, leaving little reserve for much else.
Where can caregivers turn for some respite (rest and relief) nearby? Local, creative solutions such as community-based respite day programs and support groups have been shown to significantly reduce caregiver strain and stave off burnout.
Are you interested in making a real difference for your neighbors whose lives are touched by dementia and social isolation? Do you want to give back, build community, and enrich your life?
Be a friend and change-maker by volunteering your time and talents at Anchor Place. We are seeking volunteers to serve in many roles to grow our fun, affordable, and inclusive programs. Volunteers of all ages can make new connections and serve in meaningful ways at Anchor Place.
Anchor Place invites volunteers of all ages to help us meet the increasing needs of adults living with dementia and their carepartners. Our volunteers should have a heart for supporting people living with dementia in ways that affirm their dignity, elevate their remaining capacities, and share in mutually loving, respectful, and enjoyable relationships.
We have many roles to fill, including:
We greatly appreciate our volunteers and aim to make everyone on the Anchor Place team know they are a valued, essential part of the Anchor Place community. To ensure the safety of the Anchor Place community, volunteers serving directly with participants and certain other roles must complete
If you’d like to learn more about volunteering, please contact us via the form below. We will be delighted to get back to you to discuss ways you can join the mission of Anchor Place!
Anchor Place relies on the generosity of our partners and donors to provide high quality social support to families living with memory loss and other cognitive impairments.
There are several ways that you can support Anchor Place!
Tax-deductible monetary donations can be conveniently made through here:
Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00pm
Volunteers will assist you in dropping off your food, clothing, or household items donation.
Put clothing items into our large donation bin in our front parking lot.
Collect canned goods, clothing, toiletries or diapers
Mail checks to St. Patrick's Church at 4755 N. Peachtree Rd. Dunwoody, GA 30338. Checks should be made payable to St. Patrick’s with MSH in the memo line.
Want to learn more about Anchor Place?
Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch!