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.

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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SALT Respite Ministry in Demopolis to Host Senior Citizen Prom

https://youtu.be/JUw_UWGmCkw On July 19, 2023 from 3 PM to 5 PM, Aveanna Health Care and the SALT (Senior Adults Living Triumphantly) program in Demopolis, AL will be hosting a "Senior Citizens Prom" at Demopolis First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Participants will come from area Nutrition Centers, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living...
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NEWS: Coaching Caregivers to Improve Their Well-Being

During a June 26 interview, Sharon Cackett, the Assistant Director of the NYS Caregiving and Respite Coalition, and Daphne Johnston, Co-Founder/ Executive Director of Respite for All Foundation, spoke to WSYR about an annual statewide conference they will be hosting in New York to help caregivers avoid burnout. You can...
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NEWS: Respite Care Volunteers “See Others through Jesus’ Eyes”

“A lifesaver” is what Melba Chasteen calls the Respite Care Ministry at First United Methodist Church of Dothan. “You will never know how much you mean to us no matter how many ways we tell you,” she told the 150 volunteers attending the annual Volunteer Celebration lunch Thursday at the...
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Respite for All Communities Expanding to More Church Denominations

The Respite for All model may have gotten its start in a United Methodist Church, yet it is also a great ministry fit for all types of churches, and we’re excited to see the model expand to other denominations. John Knox Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina, started making plans...
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