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THE ISLAND GUEST HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST HOSTS EXTRA NEEDS MOMS

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Solo female caregivers and couples of extra needs children will enjoy a weekend of respite

Beach Haven, NJ, October 1, 2018 – The Island Guest House Bed & Breakfast Inn by the Sea is hosting a 3‐night respite retreat October 12th ‐ 15th for solo female caregivers and couples of children with extra needs. Located in the heart of historic Beach Haven with beach access just steps away, guests will be able to walk to shops and restaurants, play mini golf, enjoy the amusement park, visit ice cream parlors, go fishing, or simply sleep all day during their stay. Eighteen rooms, some with private bathrooms and some shared, await guests to enjoy the respite and relaxation they need.

This type of retreat is one of many scheduled throughout 2018 that A Mother’s Rest (AMR) coordinates as part of our mission to provide much needed rest and relaxation to caregivers of children with extra needs across the country. The benefits of proactive self‐care have been long overlooked in the special needs community. Acknowledging the emotional and physical strains parents and caregivers face is imperative in ensuring the best long term care to their children. The mission of AMR is to provide year‐round, in‐person respite and fellowship opportunities for mothers and other caregivers of children/adults/spouses with special needs through partnerships with inns across the country like the Island Guest House Bed & Breakfast Inn by the Sea. This peaceful weekend retreat will afford guests of the program the opportunity for recuperative rest and rejuvenation.

One primary goal of AMR is to build a national network of generous B&B “Inns Who Give Back” that support these respite‐focused retreats with donated/discounted lodging for just three nights per year. Some inns even offer their hospitality more than once in a calendar year. To best serve our families, we work together to make retreats accessible, affordable and frequent to parents & other caregivers.

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