2019 National Lifespan Respite Conference  April 30- May 2, 2019

2019 National Lifespan Respite Conference

April 30- May 2, 2019


Lifespan Respite Sustainability Summit

October 18, 2018

Hearst Media Center | Albany, NY  | Save the Date Flier



Illuminate Respite

The theme of the 2019 ARCH National Conference will be “Illuminate Respite.” This theme is inspired by the rich history of Buffalo, located on the shores of Lake Erie near Niagara Falls. In the late 19th century, Buffalo was the first city to implement widespread streetlights, earning it the nickname, “The City of Light.” During this time Buffalo was a hub of innovation, using natural power to bring light and growth to the city. This conference will provide a space to harness the power of the network to explore and formulate strategy to shine a light on the respite needs of 43 million caregivers.


April 30-May 2, 2019

Adam's Mark Hotel and Conference Center | 120 Church Street | Buffalo, NY

Scheduled Caregiver Simulation Event

Friday June 15th - First United Methodist Church 9AM to Noon

Sponsored by the Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care

All are welcome See details HERE

Interested in bringing a Caregiver Simulation to your community?  Contact Doris Green

What better way to understand caregivers, than to spend a few hours in their shoes. This active simulation allows participants to experience a fraction of the challenges caregivers face, day in and day out. Each participant will be assigned a role, and will have tasks, dilemmas and opportunities to navigate throughout the afternoon. We believe that this experience can develop empathy for caregivers, care receivers and agencies who are involved along the way. We invite you to join us in this simulation as a way of better understanding caregivers, so that we may then effectively engage them.  See what people are saying.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make our 2017 Caregiver Simulation and statewide Conference a HUGE success!  60 people spent a few hours in the shoes of a caregiver or care receiver.  The simulation wraps up with a powerful debrief session, highlighting the challenges and joys of caregiving.

 Some pictures of all the action...

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Maneuvering the environment

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Overcoming challenges

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Learning the ropes

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Relying on each another

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Keeping in shape

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You never know who you might meet at the church


Get those bills paid on time!


Figuring out how to get Medicaid

For more information contact Doris Green at NYSCRC 585-287-6393



Coming Spring 2019

ARCH National Respite Conference hosted by they NYS Caregiving & Respite Coalition to be held in  Buffalo, NY

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National Respite Conference

The 18th National Lifespan Respite Conference is hosted by Alabama Lifespan Respite in collaboration with the ARCH National Respite Network, and will be held in Huntsville, AL, October 11-13, 2017. The conference theme, Take Off with Respite!reflects the incredible history of the space industry in Huntsville, AL, also known as Rocket City USA. It also reflects the mission of the respite care network - to rise to meet challenges, heighten awareness, and push innovation to ensure a safe landing for the nation's 43 million family caregivers.