NYSCRC Newsletter August 2016
Mini Grant Announcement!!
Request for Proposals  
We are pleased to Announce Request for Proposals for organizations and faith communities for the purpose of creating or expanding volunteer respite programs to meet the unique needs of your communities.
For ideas and information on different types of programs that could be started in your communities see the links below
Volunteer Respite Fact Sheet - The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to identify and provide information on options for recruiting, screening, training, utilizing and retaining volunteer to provide respite services to caregiving families in various settings. Comprehensive information on types of Volunteer Respite.
ARCH Volunteer Respite Manual- Developed by ARCH National Respite Network and Easter Seals Inc. A comprehensive guide on creating valuable options for family caregivers.

ARCH Respite and the Faith Community - Historically, faith communities have been vital in supporting the community of which they are a part. In the early years of our nation, faith communities often provided the only existing social services, such as education and healthcare. Over time, however, this social involvement slowly diminished. As government increasingly met society social and economic needs, faith communities began to limit their focus to society spiritual needs. Today that focus is changing again, as a growing number of faith communities seek to serve not only the spiritual needs of their congregations but also the many different social needs in the larger community.





The Coalition will be offering Train the Trainer opportunities by regions throughout the state.


For information on bringing REST to your region, contact Doris Green


Finger Lakes Region Announcement


In partnership with Ithaca College and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center this first session will be held on October 6th and 7th in the Finger Lakes Region.



Quail Summit

5102 Parrish Street Ext.

Canandaigua, NY  14424


This training and materials will be provided at no cost to the organization.


Registration fee $25 per person

click here for application



Building Networks of Volunteer Respite Care
"It Takes a Community"

Wednesday November 9th
 Keynote Speaker
Jill Kagan - Director - ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center.
ARCH is funded by the US Administration for Community Living.  She has served on numerous national advisory boards, including her current role on the National Advisory Council to the federally funded Family Support Research & Training Center. Ms. Kagan represents ARCH on several prominent national coalitions, including the newly formed core advisory group to the Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Congressional Caucus and the National Child Abuse Prevention Partners of the Children's Bureau. She is co-chair of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation's Respite Impact Council of the Military Caregivers Coalition, co-chair of the Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, and facilitator of the national Lifespan Respite Task Force.
Prior to this, Ms. Kagan served as deputy staff director and as professional staff for ten years to the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families in the U.S. House of Representatives. She also worked as a policy consultant to national disability, aging, and child health organizations for more than 15 years.
Ms. Kagan received her masters in public health in maternal and child health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her bachelor's degree from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.

Generously Sponsored by

Caregiver Coordinator Fall Forums
         Western NY -Tues. September 13
Location: Genesee County Office for Aging
2 Bank Street, Batavia, NY 14020
Central NY - Wed. September 14
Location: Oneida Gorman Community Center
1081 North Side Shopping Center
Oneida, NY 13421
New York City - Tues. September 20
Location: NY City Department for the Aging
Room 624, 2 Lafayette Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10007
North Country - Wed. September 27  
Location: Warren/Hamilton County Office for Aging
1340 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845

Be sure to let us know if you have a respite program, event or cause that you would like  featured in the monthly newsletter!
We are here to help support your efforts! 
All submissions are due by the25th of the month
New York State Caregiver and Respite Coalition
Managed by Lifespan
Doris Green - NYSCRC - Director
585-287-6393   Email