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Robin implemented, launched and directed Grace Arbor, a 4 day per week program that targets participants with memory impairment, in 2005. Since 2005, this ministry has served hundreds of families. She stepped down as Director in mid-April, 2018 after feeling the call to invest her time assisting more churches as they consider respite ministries. Robin wrote and published Walking with Grace, a manual to help other faith based organizations launch respite ministries. In 2016, she published a revised edition called Walking with Grace Revised. She mentors faith organizations who start and provide respite ministries for their communities. She is a frequent speaker at local Alzheimer support groups, spoke at the North Georgia Conference Older Adult Conference in 2010 and 2017, ADK Retired Teachers Association, AARM Conference in 2013, GA Gerontological Society Panelist (2014)and has served as an adjunct teacher for the Activities class for the Alzheimer’s Association, GA Chapter. She is a Co-leader for Powerful Tools for Caregiver Classes and has been a Stephen Minister since 2003. Robin served on the Georgia Task Force for Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementia’s. Because of that committee work, she developed a Clergy Dementia training which was first offered in the spring of 2014. She has taught many caregiver classes and spoken to many older adult groups around Atlanta.
Robin graduated from Clemson University with a BS degree, earned a Certificate of Professional Development in Gerontology from Kennesaw State, a certificate in Montessori-Based Dementia Programming, a certificate in Alzheimer’s Care from the Alzheimer’s Association, trained as a Mercer Care Partner in Palliative Care and trained to teach Powerful Tools for Caregivers. She has taken unit one of Clinical Pastoral Education with the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. In 2008 she trained to lead MoMA, making art accessible to people with dementia and in 2013 trained with Cognitive Connections, taking a Dignity-Promoting Arts Initiative For Those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of cognitive impairment class. In 2018, Robin became certified through the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving to present Dealing with Dementia workshops.
Robin is married to Tom Dill and is the mother of 2 married adult children. She is also the grandmother to 4 very active grandchildren. An avid lover of dogs, she has a therapy dog in training, Maggie, who is a 3 year old chocolate Lab/ German Short-haired Pointer Cross. Maggie follows the footsteps of dear Dottie, an English Pointer Rescue. Scout and Moses, the family felines round out the Dill household. Robin loves getting her hands dirty, and is often found tending her roses and other plants in the Dill yard. Hiking Stone Mountain, reading a good book and sewing are all hobbies she enjoys. Robin serves her church, Grace New Hope, by serving on the Summit, Kidslife, and in the prayer ministry. She loves God’s word and sharing it with others!