2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference

2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference

Wednesday, October 11, 2017- Friday, October 13, 2017
Location: Huntsville, AL

Website Link  https://arch.wildapricot.org/Conf2017

The Alabama Lifespan Respite Network, in collaboration with the ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center, will host the 2017 National Lifespan Respite Conference in Huntsville, AL, October 11-13, 2017. The conference will be preceded by the Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium for grantees and partners only on October 11, 2017.

The theme for the conference, Take Off with Respite, is not only a nod to the incredible history of the space industry in Huntsville, AL, also known as Rocket City USA, but also reflects the mission of respite care services. To take off is to move forward quickly, rise to meet challenges, heighten awareness, and push innovation. This phrase can also mean to take a break, relax and rejuvenate. The conference will create the "space", inspiration and momentum needed in order to prepare our organizations to take flight in the mission to support the nation's family caregivers.

Previous national respite conferences have been very successful, and we expect no less from the 2017 conference in Huntsville! The conference will offer valuable, up-to-date information for families, professionals and other stakeholders related to respite supports for caregivers. Conference keynote speakers and breakout sessions will offer a multitude of opportunities to "connect the stars" in the constellation between the Lifespan Respite Care Program and other respite programs and initiatives that support caregivers.