Fairfax County, together with the City of Fairfax and City of Falls Church, has developed the SHAPE the Future of Aging Plan, a strategic plan to make the Fairfax area a better place to age, and for older adults to live safely, independently, and with dignity. Learn more.
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Program Models for Loved Ones Living with Dementia - Friday, Sept. 29, 2-3 p.m.
This panel conversation will explore program models that are available for family caregivers who are caring for a loved one with dementia and are struggling to find respite and support. This panel will explore the benefits of day programs that can provide a safe and consistent space to meet the physical, social, and nutritional needs of a loved one while providing peace of mind to the caregiver. In addition, it will address a new home approach to manage challenging behaviors in loved ones with dementia. Register to receive an email with access instructions.
Medicare 101 Presentations
Open enrollment for Medicare begins Oct. 15. Attend a Medicare 101 presentation for 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. Presentations are available in-person and virtually. 2023 Medicare 101 Presentation Schedule.
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.