Fairfax County's Six Annual Caregiver Seminar and Resource Fair


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
Division of Adult and Aging Services
703-324-5277, TTY 703-449-1186
Grace.Lynch@fairfaxcounty.gov
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices
NR: 08-13
October 27, 2008


A Family Caregiver Speaks Up:
It Doesn’t Have to Be This Hard
Author to Speak at Fairfax County’s Sixth Annual
Caregiver Seminar and Resource Fair

Suzanne Geffen Mintz, president and co-founder of the National Family Caregivers Association and author of A Family Caregiver Speaks Up: It Doesn’t Have to Be This Hard, will address family caregivers at Fairfax County’s Sixth Annual Caregiver Seminar and Resource Fair on Friday, November 7, 2008. The event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA  22152.

Ms. Mintz’s own caregiver experience led to her awareness that family caregiving is an important health and social policy issue. Her latest book advises family caregivers on how to deal with the healthcare system for relatives with chronic illnesses and reviews public policy related to caregiving.

Several county and private agency representatives will discuss community resources and demonstrate products at the Resource Fair.

Limited scholarships for attendees are available upon request.

The event, which includes a snack and buffet lunch, costs $10. Registration is required. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices. To register by phone, request reasonable accommodations and/or request information on scholarships call 703-324-5631, TTY 703-449-1186. Checks should be made payable to Fairfax Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Day and sent to: Fairfax Area Agency on Aging, Caregiver Day, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708, Fairfax, VA 22035.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Family Service’s Fairfax Area Agency on Aging with funding from the National Family Caregiver Support Program through the Administration on Aging and the Virginia Department for the Aging.

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