Online Registration — Free Seminars for Family Caregivers of Older Adults




The Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium offers seminars designed to help
family caregivers of older adults or adults with a disability manage their day-to-day issues.

Speakers include experts in law, care management,
finances and community resources. The events take place
at locations throughout the Fairfax area.

Please join us for information, resources, and networking with other caregivers.

We'd appreciate hearing from you if you have attended any of the
seminars in the past and whether the seminars were helpful.
Email your comments to Caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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Sponsored by the Fairfax Family Caregiver Support Program and its
Consortium members* with funding from the National Family Caregiver Support Program


Weather Policy - If Fairfax County schools are closed
on the day of your seminar, that seminar will be cancelled
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

10 Legal Issues Caregivers Should Know About — WEBINAR
(This Webinar is also offered as a Seminar on Thursday, November 3.)

As a caregiver it is likely you will make health care and financial decisions for your loved one. Learn what documents loved ones need to put in place and why, does the age of the documents matter, and what happens if the documents fail or cannot be drafted.



Your computer or telephone.
You will receive an email with access instructions.
Fairfax, VA

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7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Caregiving 101 - Prepare to Care
(This seminar is offered twice at different locations on
Thursday, October 6 & Monday, October 24.)

Learn how to form a team, make a plan, find support, and still care for yourself. All participants will receive a copy of AARP's "Prepare to Care Planning Guide."



Martha Washington Library
6614 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22307-1799
For directions: 703-768-6700


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7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Understanding and Caring for a Person with Dementia

This class will discuss the different types of dementia, common behaviors, the reasons for troubling behaviors, communication techniques, and services available for caregivers.



Lincolnia Adult Day Health Care Center
4710 N. Chambliss St.
Alexandria, VA 22312
For directions: 703-914-0226


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10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Medicare 101
(For additional seminar dates and locations visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/vicap.htm.)

Learn the facts about Medicare including information on what to do during Open Season if you want to consider changes to your insurance plans.



Reston Community Center - Hunters Woods
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA 20191
For directions: 703-390-6157


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9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Caregiver Boot Camp - Dementia 101
(You must be registered to attend. Lunch provided.)

Join Insight Memory Care Center for a special daylong training event! Enjoy presentations from experts in the fields of financial planning, medical issues, legal needs, and caregiver support. You must be registered to attend. Lunch will be provided. The Insight Memory Care Center offers additional seminars. Check their website at http://www.insightmcc.org or call 703-204-4664, TTY 711.



Insight Memory Care Center
3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
For directions: 703-204-4664


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7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Caregiving 101 - Prepare to Care
(This seminar is offered twice at different locations on
Thursday, October 6 & Monday, October 24.)

Learn how to form a team, make a plan, find support, and still care for yourself. All participants will receive a copy of AARP's "Prepare to Care Planning Guide."



Kings Park Library
9000 Burke Lake Road
Burke, VA 22015-1683
For directions: 703-978-5600


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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hiring In-Home Care — WEBINAR

As a caregiver, you may need help caring for your loved one at home. Learn what to consider before hiring an independent aide or agency provider.



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You will receive an email with access instructions.
Fairfax, VA

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7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

10 Legal Issues Caregivers Should Know About
(This Seminar is also offered as a Webinar on Wednesday, October 5.)

As a caregiver it is likely you will make health care and financial decisions for your loved one. At this seminar you will  learn what documents loved ones need to put in place and why, does the age of the documents matter, and what happens if  the documents fail or cannot be drafted.



George Mason Regional Library
7001 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003-5975
For directions: 703-256-3800


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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

When is it More Than Just a Bad Day? — WEBINAR

Learn how to identify, cope, and find partnerships to support your family if depressive symptoms hit you or your loved one.



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Fairfax, VA

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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Simple Meals for Healthy Eating — WEBINAR

Learn tips to simplify meal preparation and eat healthy during the holidays and beyond.



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Fairfax, VA

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7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Improving Family Conversations About Aging Issues

It’s difficult for many families to talk about topics related to aging – e.g., help at home, driving, and financial management.  Discussions with older family members and with siblings can trigger anxiety and turmoil.  Learn easy-to-use tips for starting the conversation and keeping it going in a positive direction.



Chantilly Regional Library
4000 Stringfellow Road
Chantilly, VA 20151-2628
For directions: 703-502-3883


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703-324-7694, TTY 711.   If you have further questions about the
caregiver seminars, please contact our
Registration Intake Line at 703-324-5205, TTY 711.





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  • *Members of the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium are:

    • Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
    • Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
    • Fairfax County Health Department
    • Fairfax County Public Library
    • Fairfax Area Long Term Care Coordinating Council
    • AARP Virginia
    • Insight Memory Care Center
    • ElderLink
    • Signature Estate & Investment Advisors, LLC (SEIA)






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    Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
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