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

Making Life Easier:
Gadgets, Gizmos and Home Modifications

Learn about technology, home modifications and inexpensive devices that can help you or your loved one maintain independence at home.



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.

Caregiving 101 – WEBINAR

As you begin the journey of caregiving, how do you know when to help, how to help and who can help? Concerns about safety, nutrition, health and a person's ability to manage on their own can be overwhelming. Learn helpful information and strategies to help you manage your important caregiver role. Join us without having to travel!



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Fairfax, VA

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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.



West Springfield Governmental Center
6140 Rolling Road
Springfield, VA 22152
For directions: 703-451-8873


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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Prepare to Care

Whether just starting your caregiving journey or taking care of a loved one full time, learn how to form your team, make a plan, find support, and still care for yourself.



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


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

Medicare 101 – WEBINAR

Learn the facts about health insurance for seniors.  Join us without having to travel.



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Fairfax, VA

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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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Fairfax, VA

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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.



Herndon Harbor Adult Day Health Care Center
875 Grace Street
Herndon, VA 20170
For directions: 703-435-8729


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

Is it Normal Aging or Dementia – WEBINAR

Learn what signs and symptoms are normal in the aging process, and which may indicate dementia.



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Fairfax, VA

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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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Fairfax, VA

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*Members of the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium are:
People With Disabilities    Will you need a reasonable ADA accommodation?


 
To request this information in an alternate format, please call
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)






    Fairfax Family Caregiver Support Program
    Fairfax County Department of Family Services
    Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
    12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
    Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104


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    Toll-Free: 1-866-503-0217
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    E-mail: Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
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