Fairfax County, together with the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, is collecting input to learn more about the aging experience in our area to plan for a more aging-friendly community. Feedback collected during town hall meetings will be used to inform the SHAPE the Future of Aging Plan, a strategic plan for aging services. Learn more.
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Caregiver Self-Care and Using Humor as a Survival Tool - Tuesday, Dec. 13 ,7-8 p.m.
Caregiving can be challenging and combined with caregivers often putting others ahead of themselves, burnout has the potential for being a real concern. Let's talk about ways we can build our physical and emotional resilience and use humor for both your and the care recipient’s well-being. Register to receive Zoom link and phone number to join virtually.
Dementia Friendly Information Session: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 12-1:15 pm. (Virtual)
Learn how to become a dementia friend and turn your new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community. 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.