The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. – Psalm 23:1-3

The mission of Restore is to provide connection, purpose and joy for those living with memory loss, and respite and support for the family members and care partners who love them.


Restore is a ministry of Vestavia Hills Methodist Church that helps end the isolation and loneliness that those living with memory loss often experience. The program provides companionship with loving volunteers and stimulating activities such as movement, games, music, and art. Participants, also known as “friends,” will thrive in the fun-filled atmosphere while rediscovering the joy that comes with purpose, meaning and growth. Family caregivers receive respite, support and additional resources. Restore is open to the community and welcomes people of all faiths.

Each friend is paired with a volunteer, and together they participate in all of the day’s activities, alongside the group as a whole. Trained volunteers serve as intentional companions, providing necessary assistance while also encouraging independence and fostering a sense of community.

Restore provides opportunities for social interaction, intellectual stimulation and growth, laughter, creativity, community service, and spiritual fulfillment. Everyone, whether a friend or volunteer, is a vital part of the group and helps to make each day at Restore the BEST DAY EVER!


ReStore takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Click the link for a detailed schedule.



Click the link to learn more about participant requirements and to start the enrollment process.



Volunteers are the heart, soul, and backbone of Restore, and the ministry cannot exist without them. If you like to smile, laugh, and have fun, this is a perfect opportunity for you. Click below to learn more.



It takes many supplies to make this ministry a success. Please click the link to make a financial donation for us to purchase these items or sign up to bring something from our wishlist!