Ten Free Seminars for Family Caregivers



Contact for News Media:
Grace Lynch, Communications Manager
Adult and Aging Division
703-324-5277, TTY 703-449-1186
Grace.Lynch@fairfaxcounty.gov

August 6, 2009

News Highlights

  • 10 free seminars to help family caregivers of older adults and adults with disabilities throughout the county.
  • Speakers include experts in law, care management, finances and community resources.
  • Get more information or register.

Fairfax County Presents:
Ten Free Seminars for Family Caregivers from September through November 2009

Fairfax County’s Free Seminars for Family Caregivers series offers 10 events this fall to help family caregivers of older adults and adults with disabilities throughout the county. Speakers include experts in law, care management, finances and community resources.

People are welcome to attend one or all of the seminars.

For more information, to register, or to request reasonable accommodations go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa, e-mail caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-5205, TTY 703-449-1186.

Making Life Easier: Gadgets, Gizmos and Home Modifications
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Braddock Glen ADHC
4027B Olley Lane
Fairfax, VA 22032

Legal Tools for Caregivers
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, VA 22308

Behavior as Communication in Alzheimer's Disease
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Alzheimer's Family Day Center
2812 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031

Navigating the Medicaid Maze: Waivers, Eligibility and Documentation
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009
Noon – 2 p.m.
Sully Governmental Center
4900 Stonecroft Blvd.
Chantilly, VA 20151

Money Management Tips for Family Caregivers
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
City of Fairfax Regional Library
10360 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Behavior as Communication in Alzheimer's Disease
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009
1 – 3 p.m.
Sherwood Regional Library
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306

Financial Issues for Caregivers
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Centreville Regional Library
14200 St. Germain Dr.
Centreville, VA 20121

Long Distance Caregiving
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Little River Glen Senior Center
4001 Barker Court
Fairfax, VA 22032
Flu shots will be available from 5-7 p.m. at this location.

Managing the Emotions of Caregiving
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Oakton Library
10304 Lynnhaven Place
Oakton, VA 22124

Does Mom Really Need to Move?
Explore housing alternatives for your loved one.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009
7 – 9 p.m.
Lincolnia Adult Day Health Care Center
4710 N. Chambliss St.
Alexandria, VA 22312

The fall Free Seminars for Family Caregivers series implements the Fairfax 50+ Action Plan directive to “support caregivers so that they can continue giving.”

For more information on services for older adults, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa or www.seniornavigator.org.

The series is sponsored by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services’ Fairfax Area Agency on Aging, Community and Recreation Services, Health Department, Library, Fairfax Long-Term Care Coordinating Council, AARP Virginia, Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, ElderLink, Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna, and Thomas West Financial Services. The program receives funding from the National Family Caregiver Support Program.


Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination 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.

Department of Family Services
Division of Adult and Aging Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104

www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/
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