We’re always thrilled for any opportunity to spread the word on Respite. Whether we’re sharing insights on Alzheimer’s and dementia, talking about the Respite for All model, an opportunity to join the network, or other content contributions, we’re pleased to share with you our library of news and recognition as we work to spread this friendship revolution across our country and beyond.

Renewal of Faith Found in Respite Ministry Volunteer Service

Respite ministry not only provides care partners a break and offers opportunities for fun, friendship and fellowship for those living with dementia, but it can also provide life-changing encouragement for the volunteers that serve within these respite communities. During a recent sermon, Dr. David Saliba, Senior Minister for First United...
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Directors Spur Growth of Respite Ministry Movement

The Respite for All Foundation’s mission is to inspire and facilitate a nationwide expansion of volunteer-based respite communities serving individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders and to mentor directors in the expanding network of communities implementing the RFA model. The RFA network has grown to 38 locations...
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“Stretch” Sermon Highlights Respite for All

Bishop Lawson Bryan was the senior pastor at FUMC Montgomery when the original respite ministry was launched, and we're thankful to have him as a board member and an advocate for the impact of Respite Ministry and the vitality it brings to the local church. He spreads the message of...
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Caring for People with Memory Issues

The Respite for All Foundation and UMC Bishop Lawson Bryan, an RFA board member, were recently featured in an article published by UM News, Caring for People with Memory Issues. You can read the article at this link:  Caring for people with memory issues (umnews.org)...
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AARP Report Features Respite for All Volunteer Model

We were so excited to see that the Respite for All Foundation was prominently featured in the AARP's January 2024 publication, "Respite Services: A Critical Support for Family Caregivers." This spotlight is part of the AARP Public Policy Institute’s LTSS (long-term services and supports) Choices initiative, which is exploring innovative models...
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RFA’s Johnston Appointed to State Alzheimer’s Task Force

Daphne Johnston, co-founder and executive director of the Respite for All Foundation, has been appointed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey to serve on the Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease. The appointment was effective September 28, 2023.   This task force was established through a resolution of the Alabama Legislature...
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2nd Annual Brain Science Luncheon Shares Best Practices on Brain Health

Respite for All hosted its second annual Brain Science Luncheon on October 24, and we were thankful to have a packed house for our gathering at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Montgomery. Dr. Marc Milstein, a brain science expert and bestselling author, was our featured speaker this...
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NEWS: Brain Science Luncheon Draws Crowd

Downtown Montgomery was the smart place to be today as brain health expert and bestselling author scientist Dr. Marc Milstein shared tips on boosting memory and reducing the risk of dementia. The Respite for All Foundation started this luncheon last year with the intent of bringing to our community the...
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Pat Summitt Foundation Awards Grants to RFA Programs

The Pat Summitt Foundation has awarded three RFA-inspired, volunteer-based respite communities grants of $5,000 each to support scholarships for individuals attending their programs. RFA Executive Director Daphne Johnston was on hand for the presentations on Monday, September 18 to two Birmingham programs: CARES by Collat Jewish Family Services and Anchor...
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