Sponsored by the Lifespan Respite Coalition and other stakeholders, we invite family caregivers, respite providers, and health care agencies to New Hampshire’s first Lifespan Respite Care Summit.
The main site will be in Concord,
with four additional distance sites via video-conferencing.
The purpose of this summit is to provide a working forum to:
- Learn about the need for respite care for all age groups across the lifespan
- Identify where respite services do exist
- Identify where there are gaps in respite services
- Determine how to fill the gaps
- Training respite providers
- Building the Coalition
Respite literally means a time of rest or relief. Respite care provides a family caregiver a temporary, short-term break from the constant responsibilities of caring for a dependent child or adult.
We hope that you can join us at one of the five event locations to learn more about respite services and work with us to improve it. In order to make the Summit more accessible from a distance, smaller groups will participate in the summit via video-conferencing.
Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist, Administration on Aging
Jill Kagan, Director of ARCH Respite
Sue Fox, Facilitator, UNH Institute on Disability & DirectConnect
- Welcome and Introductions
- Speaker: Greg Link
- Respite Panel
- Lunch (provided)
- Workforce Development – Direct Connect
- Speaker: Jill Kagan
- State of the State Respite - SMS
- Breakout Groups
- Next Steps
|Concord (the main event site)
NH State Hospital, 2nd Floor, 250 Pleasant Street, Concord,NH
The satellite locations:
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, Evergreen Center,
46 Centerra Pkwy Lebanon, NH
North Country Education Services, 300 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham, NH
NH Public TV, 268 Mast Road,Durham, NH
Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services, 312 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH
The Lifespan Respite Summit is a designated "Year of the Caregiver" event.
This project is supported, in part, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. These contents, however, do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and endorsement by the Federal Government should not be assumed.