The 2016 Annual Conference
a HUGE success!
Building Networks of Volunteer Respite
" It Takes A Community"
128 people attended the conference to learn how to establish and maintain volunteer respite programs in their own communities
John Cochran from the New York State Office for the Aging
presenting a Proclamation for Caregiver Month
Daphne Johnston with Doris Green
Daphne gave a fantastic and inspiring presentation on the successful Alabama Respite Ministry
For anyone interested in contacting Daphne for further information or materials, email her at
Jill Kagan - Director of ARCH National Respite gave an informational and insightful presentation on the Lifespan Respite Programs from the national perspective
Ed Watkins, attorney from the Office of Children and Family services provided us with an a no nonsense approach for limiting liability in volunteer respite programs.
A special Thank you to Ken Harris at the Albany Guardian Society for their sponsorship and unwavering support of the event and the mission of NYSCRC.
Thank you to all our sponsors, presenters and support staff and advisory committee for making this a wonderful event!