Education and Training


Companion Trainings for REST Volunteer respite providers

Wednesday May 2nd | 9 AM - 5 PM | Painted Post | lunch provided  More Information Sponsored by CareFirst

Tuesday June 19th | 8 AM - 4 PM | Cortland County | lunch provided More Information Sponsored by Cortland County Area Agency on Aging


Train the Trainer for REST Trainers to deliver Companion Trainings

Thursday and Friday May 17 & 18 | Both Days | Painted Post | lunches provided |Sponsored by CareFirst

Thursday May 1 & Friday June 1 | Both days | Warsaw | lunches provided More Information | Sponsored by Valley Chapel Methodist Church


Respite Education and Support Tools

2017 A Banner Year for the REST Movement!

In total, 114 REST trainers are now poised to offer REST companion courses in their communities. These people come to the training from a cross section of county agencies, faith based communities, colleges & universities and other human services organizations. With already full plates, they attended the 2-day training, and across the board felt that their time was well spent. They overwhelmingly responded strongly to the potential value REST training will have in their communities as they work toward supporting caregivers.

The Coalition was awarded the REST Vision Award for training the most REST Trainers nationwide in 2017

New York now has 6 Master Trainers! A national record.

The continued success of REST in New York depends on providing ongoing support to those trainers by identifying programs, faith based communities, college groups and service organizations who are willing to learn the REST model and begin respite programs for the people, across the lifespan, who need support.

Many thanks to NYSOFA, AANYS, Live On and the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center for their support.

Any organization, person or faith community in the state can access Train-the-Trainer programs as a way to provide evidenced informed training for volunteer respite programs. 

If your organization would like to provide REST Companion Trainings for YOUR volunteer program, the Coalition can connect you with a REST Trainer in your area.

REST Facts at a Glance

Read more about REST

Organizations interested in hosting a Train the Train Opportunity in your area, contact Doris Green