Ten Free Seminars for Family Caregivers from March through May 2009


March 16, 2009

News Highlights

  • Fairfax County's spring Free Seminars for Family Caregivers series offers 10 events 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.
    • Events will occur from March through May
    • There is no charge for attendance
    • Events will take place in locations throughout Fairfax County

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: 022009 


Fairfax County’s spring Free Seminars for Family Caregivers series offers 10 events 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. The events occur from March through May.

It Takes a Village to Care for an Older Person
Learn about services in Fairfax County that can help caregivers and older people.

Wednesday, March 25, 7-9 p.m.
Braddock Glen Adult Day Health Center
4027B Olley Lane
Fairfax, VA 22032 

Alzheimer's: Life After Diagnosis
Caregivers will learn how to anticipate the needs of their loved ones and plan for future care. Includes information on community resources and supportive programs. Two times and locations are:

Tuesday, March 31, 1:30-3 p.m.
Pohick Regional Library
6450 Sydenstricker Rd.
Burke, VA 22015

Thursday, April 2, 7-9 p.m.
Alzheimer's Family Day Center
2812 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031

Does Mom Really Need to Move?
Learn how to determine which living arrangement will work best for an older relative considering their needs, resources and services, financial costs.

Thursday, April 2, 7-9 p.m.
Chantilly Regional Library
4000 Stringfellow Rd.
Chantilly, VA 20151

Making Life Easier: Gadgets, Gizmos and Home Modifications
Learn about home modifications and inexpensive tools that can help your loved one maintain independence.

Tuesday, April 14, 7-9 p.m.
Kingstowne Center for Active Adults
6488 Landsdowne Center
Alexandria, VA 22315

Money Management Tips for Family Caregivers
Learn how to identify key personal and financial documents, organize paperwork, assess your loved one's financial situation, and develop a strategy to stretch financial assets to pay for care.

Thursday, April 23, 7-9 p.m.
Oakton Library
10304 Lynnhaven Place
Oakton, VA 22124

Long Distance Caregiving
Learn how to manage long-distance caregiving.

Tuesday, April 28, 1:30-3 p.m.
Fairfax Community Room- Tyson's Corner Mall
1961 Chain Bridge Road
Tyson's Corner, VA 22102

Legal Tools for Caregivers
Learn legal mechanisms that help respect your loved one’s wishes including durable power of attorney, trusts, guardianship, and advanced medical directives.

Wednesday May 6, 7- 9 p.m.
Braddock Glen Adult Day Health Care
4027B Olley Lane
Fairfax, VA 22032
Directions: 703-978-0502

Navigating the Medicaid Maze: Waivers, Eligibility and Documentation
Learn Medicaid's eligibility criteria, screening process, documentation; and how to access Medicaid to help pay for home-based care and nursing homes.

Wednesday, May 13, 7-9 p.m.
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
7584  Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

Managing the Emotions of Caregiving
Learn strategies to manage caregiver anxiety, exhaustion, anger, depression and guilt, as well as, tips for cultivating humor during your caregiving journey

Thursday, May 21, 7-9 p.m.
Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, VA 22308 

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 Area 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.  

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

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 703-324-5411, TTY 703-449-1186.

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