May  2016                                                                      
Blaze a Trail is this year's theme for 
Older American's Month.  Learn how you can get involved 
Elevate Respite! - the 17th National Lifespan Respite Conference - will take place Sept. 20-22 in Denver. To register or learn more, click here 
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REST  courses, 

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Lois Sheaffer, REST Program Director, at 

Kelly Fitzgerald, REST Trainer Development Manager, at 
630-397-5658 or

Wendy Berk, REST Program Analyst, 
at  630-397-5659 or

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Lifespan Respite funding opportunities now available. Letters of Intent due by May 17. Click to see grant opportunities

New REST purchase options available. Click here for details
New York
Two REST Companion courses will be taking place in June in Rochester and Geneseo. To register or learn more

The New York State Caregiving & Respite Coalition (NYSCRC) plans to put out a Request for Proposals for mini grants focused on volunteer program development and expansion by the end of 2016. NYSCRC seeks applicants who will partner with the Coalition to identify volunteer respite models to be started or expanded in their designated region.  These programs will include a REST-specific training component.   Find more information

REST trainers from Rooftop Friends Ministry in  Montgomery will incorporate the REST training into their orientation program for Alabama Family Retreat volunteers. The retreat takes place June 20-24 at Camp ASCCA Jackson Gap, for individuals with disabilities and their families. For more details

A Fremont Tribune article featured a REST Trainer and a REST Companion training, which took place April 30 at Northstar Services in Fremont.  See the full story

A REST Companion training took place May 6 at Western Nebraska Community College.   Click for more information

Autumn House Foundation will hold its 5th annual golf tournament May 19 at Woodland Hills Golf Course in Eagle. The tournament will benefit the foundation, which provides respite for caregivers of family members or other loved ones who have dementia and other forms of memory loss.  Read more about the event 

REST trainers from the Area Agency on Aging will offer REST Companion workshops this spring. Trainers are co-sponsoring the workshops with several different communities.  For more information

A Massachusetts Lifespan Respite Summit will take place June 7 in Marlborough. The event will draw state leaders who will discuss strengthening state and community partnerships to sustain Lifespan Respite activities in the state.  Learn more here

Aging professionals from New York state and Central Illinois completed a REST Train-the-Trainer course last month at Windsor Park, Carol Stream.

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