April 2017                                                                               www.restprogram.org

New Training Opportunities:
   Click here to see a list of the latest Train-the-Trainer courses taking place nationwide.

Click here to apply
for Reeve Foundation 
respite grant. D eadline: April 13.
The REST program recently consulted with the Foundation in the development of the grant program, which provides respite care services to families living with paralysis. Learn more about the Foundation by clicking here.  

For information, 
  or contact:

Lois Sheaffer
REST Program Director, at 

Kelly Fitzgerald
REST Trainer Development Manager, at 
630-397-5658 or kfitzgerald@restprogram.org

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REST Celebrates
National Volunteer Month 
REST staff recently spoke with representatives from AARP  about the benefits of volunteering, during the Illinois Senior Corps Conference in Springfield, IL. Click here to see a video from of one of their conversations. 

REST is heading to California!  For the first time, a  Train-the-Trainer course will take place on May 17-18, in Modesto. Click here to register.

Nine individuals completed a Companion course on March 14 and 16 , at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Granite Falls.
Waseca Caregiver Services held a Companion course on March 3, training eight individuals.
New York
New York Master Trainer held her first course, training seven individuals during a Train-the-Trainer course on April 1-2, in Ithaca. Click here to see a photo.
Seven individuals completed a Train-the-Trainer course last month at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City, through the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition .
A Train-the-Trainer class is scheduled for April 18-19, in Plattsburgh .  To register, click here.
A Train-the-Trainer course will take place on June 3-4 , in Binghamton.  Click here to register.
Eight individuals completed a Companion course on March 25 , in Wellsville.
A REST Trainer from the Finger Lakes Caregivers Institute (FLCI) recently spoke at a Victor-Farmington Rotary Club meeting about FLCI services, which include health care coordination, family consultation, education, respite, support groups and health and wellness programming.  Read the article  here.
Seventeen individuals completed Companion courses on March 16 and 20 , at the Summit Community and Senior Center, Frisco, and in Eagle County. They will serve caregivers who care for senior family members and loved ones.
REST Master Trainers are offering a Train-the-Trainer workshop this summer.  Click here to register for the July 19-20 course. 
Na Hoaloha, Maui, held a Companion course on March 30, training seven individuals. The grass-roots organization enhances the quality of life of seniors, and helps them remain independent through a variety of programs. Among them:  the In-home Respite Program.
Nine individuals completed a REST Train-the-Trainer course on March 29-30, in Worcester. The event was hosted by the Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Coalition.
A Companion course will take place on April 26 , at the Salina Family Healthcare Center. Click here for details.

Congratulations to Tammy Rosa, our REST Trainer of the Quarter! Tammy is program manager at the Upper Peninsula Area Agency on Aging in Escanaba. Since becoming a REST Trainer in October, she has been quite active, holding two REST Companion classes, and completing the REST Master training course in March. Tammy is now in the process of setting up three to four more Companion trainings, and will hold her first Train-the-Trainer workshop as a Master Trainer on May 23-24. Click here to learn more.

Tammy has done some terrific outreach and marketing efforts to promote REST in her area. In fact, WLUC TV 6 covered her first REST Companion training, and aired the story it in February.  Tammy has received great feedback, and she says there is such great value in REST as a respite training program. 

Twenty-one individuals completed Companion courses in March , through Area Agency 1B and the respite programs that they support.
Interfaith Volunteer Caregiving Program, Auburn Hills, will hold a Companion course on April 27. 

A Companion course will take place on May 3 , at the Terrace at Ruby View, Elko. Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital will sponsor the training event.
A Train-the-Trainer course will take place on June 13-14 , in Las Vegas. Click here to learn more.
A Companion course will take place on April 18 , at the Lake County Community Development Center, Ronan.
REST Trainers have scheduled a Companion course for April 26 ,at South Arkansas Center on Aging, El Dorado. See details here.
A Companion course will take place on May 12 , at Texarkana Regional Center on Aging, Texarkana.  Read more here.
Voice of Care will use the REST Essentials course to train camp counselors for a special needs summer camp at Walcamp Outdoor Ministries and Retreat Center in Kingston.  Learn more about the camp here.
Click here for our updated research , which we recently presented during the 2017 Aging in America Conference in Chicago.
Spectrum Generations' Legacy Corps Program recently received two national awards : the Eisenhower Award for leadership in modeling how to retain members, and the Startup Award, in recognition of demonstrated growth of the program through volunteers and families seeking services, year after year. Click here to read an article.

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