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2011 National Lifespan Respite Conference

  • Tuesday, November 01, 2011
  • Friday, November 04, 2011
  • Glendale, Arizona


  • Covers Opening Reception the Evening of November 1 and conference November 2 and 3; paid on or after September 24, 2011.
  • Covers conference November 1,2 and 3. November 1 is the Arizona Summit, pre-conference.
  • Covers Opening Reception Evening of November 1 and conference November 2 and 3; paid on or after September 17, 2011.
  • Covers conference November 1,2 and 3; paid after September 16, 2011. November 1 is the Arizona State Summit, pre-conference. Register now.
  • Covers Opening Reception the Evening of November 1, 2011 and conference for November 2 and 3; paid on or before November 2, 2011.
  • Covers Pre-Conference AZ State Lifespan Respite Summit on Nov. 1; Opening Reception the Evening of November 1, 2011 and conference for November 2 and 3; paid on or before November 2, 2011.

Registration is closed

Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa

9495 W. Coyotes Boulevard
Glendale, Arizona 85305

Program Highlights/Keynotes and Conference At-a-Glance  Now Available!

Register Now! Early Registration

Extended only to Friday, September 23, 2011

ARCH Members and AZ Caregiver Coalition Members Receive a Registration Discount. See below.

If you are an AZ Resident and would like to join the AZ Caregiver Coalition to receive your discounts for the National Lifespan Respite conference and Pre-Conference Arizona Respite Summit, visit the

 Many Faces of Respite Site

 to Join and Register!


To join ARCH and receive benefits immediately and all year long, visit here!

  • November 1: Pre-Conference Arizona Respite Summit (primarily for AZ Residents with reg. fee required, but all are welcome)
  • November 1 Evening: Opening Reception for National Lifespan Respite Conference, 4-7 pm 
  • November 2-3: National Lifespan Respite Conference
  • November 4:  Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner Meeting  (restricted to state Lifespan Respite Grantees and designated stakeholders) To register for this post-conference meeting, click here.

This year's National Lifespan Respite Conference, The Many Faces of Respite, is hosted by the Arizona Caregiver Coalition in collaboration with the ARCH National Respite Network.  The conference will be held at the Glendale Renaissance Hotel, near Phoenix, November 1-3, 2011.

An Opening Reception for the National Lifespan Respite Conference will take place from 4 - 7 pm on November 1. 

A continental breakfast and lunch is included for each day of the conference.

A State Pre-Conference event, the daylong Arizona Respite Summit, will take place on November 1. This event is primarily for AZ residents interested in the AZ Caregiver Coalition and in building the state's Lifespan Respite Program, although everyone is welcome.

Registration: Combo conference registration includes both the pre-conference AZ Respite Summit and the National Lifespan Respite Conference.  Also, there are registration options exclusively for the Summit and exclusively for the National Lifespan Respite Conference. Continental breakfast and lunch are included for each day of the pre-conference event and the national conference.

Conference Registration Discounts

Registration discounts are available for ARCH Members.  To join ARCH, visit the membership page

Discounts are also available to AZ Caregiver Coalition Members.  If you are an Arizona Resident, join the AZ Caregiver Coalition and register here.

If you are a Conference Presenter, you will be receiving your discount code soon! You will need the code to receive your conference discount.

ARCH members and non-members may register here with a credit card that will be processed through PayPal or you may use the registration form (click here) and send it along with your check to the Arizona Caregiver Coalition, 1201 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Questions regarding registration may be addressed to Dorothy at 602-285-0505 ext 176; or by email:  DKelly@fsl.org.

Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel before October 21, you will be entitled to a full refund of the registration fee that you paid. After October 21, a late cancellation fee of $50 will be withheld from your reimbursement.  After October 28, 2011, no refund will be permitted.

Hotel:  A limited number of rooms is available at the conference venue, the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa in Glendale, AZ, at the special rate of $169 per night (single or double). Please call 1-888-236-2427 or click here for hotel description and reservations. The discount code is "Lifespan Respite Conference."  If you download the GoodSearch Toolbar and designate the ARCH National Respite Network as your charity, Good Search will donate a small portion of your hotel expenses to ARCH, at no cost to you!

Special Needs/ Accommodations:
Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting Dorothy Kelly at 602-285-0505 ext 176, or email her at DKelly@fsl.org. Requests must be made by October 7, 2011 in order to allow time to arrange for accommodations. For an ADA accessible sleeping room, specify specify at the time you make your hotel reservation.

Conference Home:  For more information about the conference, including FAQs, conference sponsors and exhibit information, conference schedule, and transportation to and from the airports, please visit the Main Conference Page for the Many Faces of Respite National Lifespan Respite Conference or contact Dorothy Kelly.

The AoA Lifespan Respite Grantee/Partner Meeting follows the National Conference on November 4 at the same location. There is no charge for the AoA Grantee Meeting, but registration is required. You must be a Lifespan Respite grantee agency or a designated stakeholder from a State Respite Coalition or ADRC. Please register separately for this meeting at the Lifespan Respite Grantee/Stakeholder page.  If you have not logged in on this site previously, you will need to join the group by clicking on "Join the Lifespan Respite Grantee/Stakeholder Group" on the left-hand menu of the page. Enter your contact information and select a Password. You will now be able to log-in using your email address and the Password you selected and will be able to register separately for the Grantee meeting. For more information about the Lifespan Respite Grantee Meeting, contact Jill Kagan.

An Event Celebrating the Year of the Family Caregiver!


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