Department of Family Services – Older Adults

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, VA 22035

Trina Mayhan-Webb,
Division Director

November is National Family Caregivers Month

older adult caregiving for another older adultFamily caregivers selflessly care for older adults and adults with disabilities by providing physical and emotional support, as well as financial and medical assistance.

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services extends our deepest thanks and appreciation to those who serve in this complex role.

Free Caregivers Conference – Grow with the Flow: Learn, Adapt, and Thrive

Monday, Nov. 9–Friday, Nov. 13

laptop, cell phone, decorative plants - family caregivers of older adults virtual conference graphicThe Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium (NVDCC) has been educating caregivers since 1986. This year NVDCC will be moving the traditionally in-person annual caregiver’s conference into a virtual space.

The 2020 conference will focus on the theme “Grow with the Flow: Learn, Adapt, and Thrive.”

  • Become better prepared to provide care and support to individuals with dementia.
  • Learn new ways to engage individuals with dementia.
  • Connect with exhibitors who offer supportive services.

Conference sessions will take place virtually each day of the conference Monday, Nov. 9–Friday, Nov. 13 between 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

The conference is free and open to family caregivers, volunteers working with older adults, and professionals in aging and related services.

Learn more about the conference and register.

Need more information or have questions? Contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at 703-270-0043.

Free ElderLink Caregiver Telephone Support Call – Finding the Rewards in Caregiving

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, 7-8 p.m.

cell phone, notebook, pen, table, plants - support call for family caregivers of older adults graphicThis topic brings to light the many good things caregivers do and how we, as informal (family, non-paid) and formal (professional) caregivers, are in this journey together with our collaborative and cooperative relationships. Join us to share your observations about what it means to you to be a caregiver—the downs and the ups, the lows and the highs, the challenges and the victories.

Learn more about the support call and register.

Family Caregiver Support Programs

  • Free Support Groups and Respite
  • Register for Free Caregiver Webinars
  • Library of Past Caregiver Webinars
  • Make Connections

More Information Coming Soon

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