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REST was selected to present at the 2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference, this October, in Huntsville, Ala.


Interested in providing respite in a drop-off program, camp, or other supervised setting? Consider taking the REST Essentials e-course to gain a strong command of the ten core competencies of respite, as defined by the National Respite Guidelines.  Register for this exciting course  here.  


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Kelly Fitzgerald
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REST staff members met state leaders and professionals from respite and senior service organizations during the Minnesota Age & Disabilities Odyssey Conference. They trained 26 individuals on the REST Essentials course, and presented the latest REST research during the session, "Sharing the Care:  Innovative In-Home Respite Models." In addition, REST staff created a video on how public and private resources are supporting caregivers. View the video.

Registration is underway for a Train-the-Trainer event on July 26-27 , at the Lee Russell Council of Governments, Opelika.  Learn more
Mt. Hebron Church Ministries , Mobile , a grant recipient of Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network,  is currently accepting applications from caregivers needing respite.

A Train-the-Trainer course will take place on Aug. 1-2 , at the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Jackson.  Register here.
The Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) will host a Train-the-Trainer workshop on Aug. 17-18 , in Cookeville. See details
The UCDD also will offer a Companion course on July 27-28, in Cookeville. You can sign up  here .

New York
A Train-the-Trainer course will take place on July 20-21, at Chemung County Department of Aging and Long-Term Care, Elmira.  Click to register. 
WROC-TV, Rochester, featured the drop-off respite program of Parma Baptist Community Church, Spencerport , and included comments from two REST Trainers. The report described the program, which provides activities, arts and crafts, and lunch for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. See the  report .
A REST Companion shared her thoughts about leading the "Give them a Break" drop-off respite program , through Faith in Action, in Steuben County. Read her testimonial .
A REST Master training course is scheduled for Oct. 4-5, in Albany. Learn how to become a Master Trainer here. The REST course will take place following the annual conference of the   New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition , on Oct. 2-3. The conference will include an interactive caregiver simulation to allow participants to experience the challenges of providing care to loved one while negotiating the realities of daily life.

Eight individuals completed a Companion course on June 19 and June 26 , at Messiah Lutheran Church, Marquette, through Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress  (UPCAP).
A Companion course will take place on July 17-18 , at Copper Country Mental Health Institute, Houghton, through UPCAP. See  information .
A Train-the-Trainer course will take place on Oct. 25-26, in Lander .  Learn more

Western Arizona Council of Governments has scheduled a Companion course for Sept. 13, in Mohave County.
Stanislaus County Aging & Veterans Services , Modesto, will host a Companion course on July 25-26. 
A new REST Trainer from HEARTful Caregivers Inc., recently attended a Las Vegas Train-the-Trainer event . The mission of this new organization is to provide caregivers of older adults in the Pikes Peak region with information about health and education opportunities, assistance, resources and training, thereby supporting them in their caregiving tasks.

Nine individuals completed a Train-the-Trainer course on June 13-14 , in Las Vegas, through Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division . See a photo.
Four individuals completed a Companion course on June 7 , at the Warren Community Center, through the Warren Living At Home/Block Nurse Program .
Northwest Community Action , Inc., has received a Live Well at Home grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The grant will be used to implement REST training for its in-home support program. 

A Companion course took place on June 30 , through Na Hoaloha's in-home respite program.   Learn  more about Na Hoaloha.
Two REST Trainers participated in Kearney Days of Caring, on June 14 , at First Presbyterian Church, through the Nebraska Caregiver Coalition and the Nebraska Lifespan Respite Network. The event, which included resource tables, legislative updates and speakers, was organized for family caregivers or providers who are interested in increasing awareness, education and statewide support for caregivers in the state.  See  details .

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