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Panel Conversation: Aging in Place- Program Models and Community Resources: Friday, Sept. 30, 2-3 p.m. (Virtual)
Most of us want to age in place and remain in our community, but as we get older, the odds of becoming more dependent and socially isolated are higher. Therefore, to age in place, it is important to have different services and supports to help us meet our basic daily and health needs. In this panel conversation, we will explore different community models that promote social connection, health, quality of life, and in turn, aging in place. Online Registration or call 703-324-5484.
Medicare 101: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 12-1 p.m. (Virtual)
The Medicare 101 training is for individuals who will be eligible for Medicare and want to learn about their options. The session will provide an overview of the many components of Medicare: Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (outpatient hospital/doctors/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare Supplement Plans. Register to receive access instructions.
Family Caregivers are Invited to Sign Up for the Virtual Social Visitor Program
The Virtual Social Visitor Program is provided by the Department of Family Services' Volunteer Solutions Program. Our vetted volunteers provide support through regular phone calls made to family caregivers, many of whom are or have been caregivers themselves. A few benefits from this program include:
Alleviation of loneliness/isolation.
Opportunity to chat with a volunteer about lighthearted topics as well as share journeys/stories.
Development of a supportive relationship with a volunteer.
Provision of an informal listening ear/sounding board.
Sign up today by sending an email or calling 703-324-5406, TTY 711. We’ll match you with a volunteer.
* Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. For reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-246-2411, TTY 711.