The Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium has been educating caregivers since 1986. This year’s conference keynote speaker is Gary Chapman, PhD, author of "Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey." Join us to become better prepared to provide care and support at home or in a facility, learn new ways to engage individuals with dementia, and visit with exhibitors who offer supportive services. This conference is open to family caregivers, volunteers working with older adults, and professionals in aging and related services. Learn more and register online or call 703-270-0043.
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.
Webinars are free and virtual, and can be accessed from a computer or telephone. Please join us to get helpful information and resources. (Most webinars are recorded. If you're unable to join us live, please register anyway and, if a recording is available, it will be sent to you.)