April Seminar Series for Caregivers of Older Adults


Department of Family Services/ Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104

Contact for News Media: Grace Lynch, Communications Manager
Adult and Aging Division
Fairfax County Department of Family Services
703-324-5277, TTY 703-449-1186
Grace.Lynch@fairfaxcounty.gov
NR: 07-08

March 24, 2008

Fairfax County and Partners Sponsor April Seminar Series for Caregivers of Older Adults

People caring for older relatives often have questions concerning providing care, handling medical and financial decisions, or finding the right home care or nursing home. To help, Fairfax County and partners are sponsoring a spring seminar series on a wide range of issues of importance to family caregivers. The free seminars will be held at locations throughout the county.

Seminars slated for April include:

The Organized Caregiver, Wednesday, April 2, 7-9 p.m.
Kingstowne Center for Active Adults, 6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria, Va. 22315.

Mom Needs to Move - But Where? Tuesday, April 8, 7-9 p.m.
Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace Street, Herndon, Va. 20171.

Navigating the Legal and Medicaid Maze of Long-Term Care, Wednesday, April 16, 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, April 24, 1-3 p.m.
Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville, Va. 20121. (for April 16)
Pennino Building, Room 734, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Va. 22035. (for April 24)

Home Safety/Fall Prevention/Brain Injury, Wednesday, April 23, 7-9 p.m.
Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax, Va. 22032.

To register or for more information about these seminars as well as five others planned for May, call 703-324-5205, TTY 703-449-1186. Look for "Free Seminars for Caregivers of Older Adults." To request reasonable ADA accommodations, call 703-324-5205, TTY 703-449-1186 or e-mail caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov.

The caregiver seminar series is sponsored by the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium with funding from the National Family Caregiver Support Program. Consortium members are: the Fairfax County Department of Family Services' Fairfax Area Agency on Aging, Fairfax County Health Department, Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services, Fairfax County Library, AARP Virginia, Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Family Day Center, Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna, and Thomas West Financial Services.

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on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities.
To request this information in an alternate format,
call Department of Family Services' Fairfax Area Agency on Aging at
703-324-5411, TTY 703-449-1186.




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