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Respite Summit 2015

Calling all caregivers, legislators, employers, and other stakeholders who have ideas, questions, or concerns about the future of respite in Delaware! At the 2015 Respite Summit, you’ll have the chance to help plan and shape how Delaware approaches respite care. Please help us take the first steps towards developing a respite sustainability plan.

Wednesday May 27, 2015 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Outlook at Duncan Center
500 W. Loockerman Street
Dover, DE 19904 Lunch is included. To register for this free event, visit

Register now.

What is respite?

Respite is different for everyone:

  • It could be a date night with your significant other
  • Lunch with a good friend
  • Or simply sitting outside and reading a book in the fresh air

If it helps you relax, it’s respite.


8:30 Coffee/networking

9:00-9:10 Ken Sklenar, Easter Seals CEO welcome

9:10-9:20 Lisa Bond, DSAAPD welcome

9:20-9:30 Nancy Ranalli, Easter Seals/DLRCN

9:30-10:15 Caregiver stories: hear the experiences of three caregivers from across the lifespan

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Respite from the national perspective – Jill Kagan, Program Director, ARCH National Respite

11:00-11:45 Breakout I: workgroups will discuss what respite exists; what works; barriers to respite and the “ideal” respite system

11:45-12:30 Report back: workgroups summarize their discussions and report to the larger group

12:30-1:30 Lunch – provided

1:30-2:00 Respite from the local perspective – Lisa Bond, Deputy Director, DSAAPD

2:00-3:00 Breakout II: workgroups will discuss other partners needed; other models/services needed; possible funding and how to get to “ideal”

3:00-3:45 Report back: workgroups summarize their discussions and report to the larger group

3:45-4:00 Questions/next steps/wrap up

Lunch will be provided.

If you have questions, please call Keara English at 302-221-2087. In partnership with ARCH National Respite Network and the Administration for Community Living.

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