Events and Membership 

2019 National Lifespan Respite Conference

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 02, 2019
  • 3:00 PM
  • Adams Mark Hotel (soon to be renamed Buffalo Grand), Buffalo, NY


  • on or before March 15, 2019.
  • on or after March 16, 2018.
  • on or before March 15, 2019.
  • on or after March 16, 2019.
  • Presenter rates are available to accepted conference presenters only.


Adams Mark Hotel and Conference Center

soon to be the Buffalo Grand

120 Church Street | Buffalo, NY

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ARCH Paid Members, Invited Presenters, and New York Residents Receive a Registration Discount!

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This year's National Lifespan Respite Conference, Illuminate Respite, is hosted by the ARCH National Respite Network in collaboration with the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition (NYSCRC) and the New York State Office for the Aging. The conference will be held at the Adams Mark Hotel, soon to be the Buffalo Grand, beginning the evening of April 30  through May 2, 2019.

The Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium will precede the conference on April 30, 2019, with a private reception for Lifespan Respite Grantees, Partners and invited guests the evening of April 29, 2019. (Learning Symposium and April 29th reception by invitation only; requires separate registration -- see below).

Conference Schedule

Download Preliminary Conference At-a-Glance

  • April 29, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm:
Private wine and cheese reception for Lifespan Respite Grantees, Partners and invited guests
  • April 30, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm: 
Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner Learning Symposium (restricted to state Lifespan Respite Grantees and designated stakeholders - by invitation only. Separate registration required).
  • April 30, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm:
Opening Reception for 2019 National Lifespan Respite Conference. 
  • May 1, 2019, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm: 
Day 1 National Lifespan Respite Conference
  • May 2, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm:
Day 2 - National Lifespan Respite Conference 

Conference Program

Check the conference website for keynote speakers and new program content.

Conference Registration

Specially discounted early registration rates will be available until March 15, 2019.

The public, including ARCH paid members, New York residents, invited Presenters, and non-members, may register here with a credit card that will be processed through PayPal or you may pay by check. If you pay by check or money order, please register online, print invoice and send payment to:

ARCH National Respite Network

Attn: National Respite Conference

c/o Dan Kutner

Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc

800 Eastowne Drive, Suite 105

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Questions regarding registration may be addressed to Jill Kagan.

Conference Registration Discounts:

Paid ARCH Member Discount. To join ARCH, visit the membership page or you can join during the registration process. If you are a current paid member, log in with your email address and password to receive the discounted rate automatically.

New York Resident Discount. If you are a New York resident, you can receive a special code to register by contacting Doris Green with the NYSCRC at DGreen@lifespan-roch.org.

Conference Presenter Discount. If you submitted a presentation proposal and your proposal is accepted, you will receive a discount code at the time of notification. You will need the code to receive your conference discount. If the proposal includes more than one presenter, only you and up to two (2) co-presenters listed on the presenter application are entitled to and will receive the discount code.

Hotel Reservations

The Adams Mark Hotel, soon to be renamed the Buffalo Grand, at 120 Church St, Buffalo, NY, is the venue for this event. See the map below for directions.

Special discounted conference rates of $129 per night (plus 13.75% per room per night tax) are available for the nights of April 26, 2019 - May 3, 2019. This rate is for single or double occupancy. Internet access is free in guest rooms.

The room block will be available until March 30, 2019. However, please note that discounted room rates in the block may sell out before this date. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.

To check on availability and make a reservation, visit the Conference Hotel Registration Site or call hotel reservations at 716-845-5100 and ask for the special National Lifespan Respite Conference rates using the code "NLRC0429".

Special Needs/Accommodations

For an ADA accessible sleeping room, please call the hotel and request it at the time you make your hotel reservation. Please call Reservations at 716-845-5100 and let them know you are with the National Lifespan Respite Conference (CODE"NLRC0429"). Please be sure to specify your accessibility needs. Some rooms have grab bars and/or roll in showers or may be hearing accessible only. There are a limited number of accessible rooms, so please reserve them early.

For all other reasonable accommodation requests, please contact Doris Green with the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition at DGreen@lifespan-roch.org. Requests must be made by March 30, 2019, in order to allow time to arrange for accommodations.

Additional Conference Information

For more information about the conference as it becomes available, please visit the Main Conference Website

For transportation to and from the airports, and to learn more about Buffalo sights, please visit the conference website or contact Doris Green at DGreen@lifespan-roch.org.

Welcome Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Consider becoming a conference sponsor, exhibitor or Friend of Respite. Many opportunities for supporting the conference and marketing your products, services, or brand are available. Please review the Sponsorship and Exhibitor information.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your conference registration before April 18, 2019, you will be entitled to a full refund of the registration fee that you paid. On or after April 18, a late cancellation fee of $50 will be withheld from your reimbursement. On or after April 22, 2019, no refund will be permitted.

Location and Directions to Adams Mark Hotel

Conference hosted by:



Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium 

April 30, 2019 

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

with a wine and cheese reception the evening of April 29, 2019.

The Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Symposium sponsored by the ARCH Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center precedes the National Lifespan Respite Conference on April 30, 2019, at the same location (reception on April 29 from 5-7 pm). There is no charge for the Grantee/Partner Symposium, but registration is required. You must be a Lifespan Respite grantee agency or a designated stakeholder from a State Respite Coalition or ADRC to attend. Participation is by invitation only.

Registration coming soon. 

For more information, contact Jill Kagan.

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The ARCH Lifespan Respite Technical Assistance Center project is supported,in part by grant number 90LT0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy. 


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