MLRC Sponsors REST Trainings 

The REST Training (Respite Education and Support Tools) is a nationally recognized curriculum with the ultimate goal of assisting individuals to become effective volunteer respite workers by learning the three key steps of support:  Prepare – Care – Connect. 

While the REST Training is targeted to training volunteer respite workers, the MLRC believes it is a valuable review for those currently employed as respite workers, a great introductory training for anyone interested in pursuing a paid respite position, and a basic foundational workshop for anyone ready and willing to help out family caregivers in your neighborhood, community or religious affiliation. 

Over the course of the next year, the MLRC will train 100 individuals utilizing the REST curriculum – all FREE of charge.  

November Trainings Scheduled !!! ~

Friday, November 7, 9:00am to 4:00pm - Quincy, MA (click for registration information)

Saturday, November 8, 8:30am to 4:30pm - North Adams, MA  (click for registration info)

For more information, email the MLRC at

Who is a Caregiver?

You or someone you know is a caregiver.

Caregivers provide around the clock assistance for a family member, loved one, or other individual with a disability, chronic illness or life-changing injury.  

What is Respite?

Respite services, planned or emergency, provide caregivers a needed break from their ongoing responsibilities, enabling them to keep their family unit intact and healthy.  

To be most effective, you should consider respite services much earlier than you think you will need them. Respite will be most helpful if you use it before you become exhausted, isolated, and overwhelmed by your responsibilities.

Respite services can be beneficial, meaningful, and enjoyable to both the caregiver and the care receiver. Lifespan respite acknowledges that families looking for respite services share a common need regardless of the age or diagnosis of the individual that requires care.

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