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.

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seminars in the past and whether the seminars were helpful.
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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

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on the day of your seminar, that seminar will be cancelled

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

Legal Tools for Caregivers – WEBINAR

As a family caregiver you may need to make legal and health care decisions for a loved one. Learn about legal tools that can help you ensure your loved one's wishes are carried out. Topics include durable power of attorney, trusts, guardianship, and advanced medical directives. Join us without having to travel.

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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Hospitalization Happens: A Challenge for Caregivers

A trip to the hospital may be confusing to the patient with dementia and the caregiver.  Join us to discuss ways you can relieve some of this stress by preparing for both unexpected and planned hospital visits. For a listing of additional seminars at Insight Memory Care Center, visit

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.

Caregiver Stress and Healthy Living

Recognizing and managing the symptoms of caregiver stress is essential. Learn simple strategies for healthy living and a positive experience.

Centreville Regional Library
14200 St. Germain Drive
Centreville, VA 20121
For directions: 703-830-2223

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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.

Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road
Alexandria, VA 22308
For directions: 703-765-4573

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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. Join us without having to travel.

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

Strategies for Difficult Conversations

Conversations with an older family member about issues like driving, accepting help in the home or moving to a safer environment are often difficult. Learn how to make these conversations as successful as possible.

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

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3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Prepare to Care

Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging.  Learn five steps every caregiver should take and get information and resources to help you better care for yourself and the ones you love.

Sherwood Regional Library
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
For directions: 703-765-3645

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3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Scams and Financial Crimes Against Seniors

Learn about recent scams in Fairfax County and prevention strategies. Older adults as well as family members, caregivers and service providers are welcome!

North County Governmental Center
1801 Cameron Glen Dr.
Reston, VA 20190
For directions: 703-478-0283

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

Five Questions to Consider About Paying for Long-Term Care – WEBINAR

Get the answers that are right for your family!  Learn how to use your resources wisely and avoid common money mistakes that caregivers make. Join us without having to travel.

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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)

    Fairfax Family Caregiver Support Program
    Fairfax County Department of Family Services
    Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
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    Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104

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