Fairfax County to Celebrate National Family Caregiver Month
Contact for News Media:
Grace Lynch, Communications Manager
Adult and Aging Division
703-324-5277, TTY 703-449-1186
October 8, 2009
Fairfax County to Celebrate National Family Caregiver Month at the
Seventh Annual Caregiver Luncheon and Resource Fair
Fairfax County invites family caregivers of older adults to a luncheon and caregiver resource fair in celebration of National Family Caregiver's Month. The Seventh Annual Caregiver Luncheon and Resource Fair will be held on Friday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
The luncheon celebrates the contributions family caregivers make every day caring for older family members. The resource fair will provide family caregivers information on county services for caregivers and older adults.
The luncheon costs $10 and registration is required. Register and request ADA accommodations online or by phone at 703-324-5631, TTY 703-449-1186.
Limited scholarships for attendees are available upon request.
This event is sponsored by the Fairfax Family Caregiver Support Program; a part of the Department of Family Service’s Fairfax Area Agency on Aging. Funding for the program comes from the National Family Caregiver Support Program through the Administration on Aging and the Virginia Department for the Aging.
Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa for more information on services for older adults and caregivers.
The luncheon and resource fair implements the county’s Fairfax 50+ Action Plan directive to “support caregivers so that they can continue giving.”
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-7758 or TTY 703-222-9452.
Department of Family Services
Division of Adult and Aging Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104