Free ElderLink Caregiver Telephone Support Call for Family Caregivers of Older Adults Online Registration




    FREE ELDERLINK CAREGIVER TELEPHONE SUPPORT CALL    

    FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS OF OLDER ADULTS

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM    



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(The 2nd Tuesday of each month, we will have a specific topic
with discussion and time for you to share how you are doing.)




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

National Family Caregivers Month

Finding the Rewards in Caregiving. This 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.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

Open Forum

Join us for an open forum on all caregiving issues, questions you might have, and feedback and suggestions for the support call going forward into the new year.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

Caregiving Rollercoaster: The Highs and Lows of Caregiving

Even with good planning, caregiving is an unexpected adventure. Let's talk about the ups and downs of your journey.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

The Elephant in the Room: Difficult Topics in Caregiving

Some topics in caregiving are hard to talk about. Join us for a discussion about those difficult moments, deal breaker situations, and taboo topics in a safe environment. (**Not a replacement for individual professional support or counseling).



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

Therapeutic Fibs: Is It OK to Shade the Truth?

Many grapple with the ethical dilemma of not being completely truthful with their loved ones in certain situations. “Therapeutic fibbing” is when you tell a fib or bend the truth to fit the reality of a person who has dementia, or other cognitive disorder, in order to avoid increased agitation. Join us to share your experiences, challenges, and successes.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

Using Humor as a Survival Tool

Caregiving can be challenging and burnout is a real concern. Sometimes finding the humor in a situation and laughing out loud with your loved one is the best choice for that moment. Let's talk about using humor for both your and the care recipient’s well-being.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

Managing Advanced Care Planning
and End of Life Decisions

Many of us face questions about advanced medical treatment and end of life decisions for our loved ones in crisis situations. It is difficult to make those decisions in an emergency or at the end of life. Whether your loved one can be included in this discussion, or not, we will help you think about discussions that need to be had and the decisions that need to be made.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

Maintaining Relationships While Caregiving

Caregiving is a very demanding role. It can sometimes leave caregivers with little time or energy to maintain relationships with others who are important in their lives. However, it is essential to keep these relationships healthy for many reasons, including the fact that friends and family can help in times of struggle by providing relief from the stresses of caregiving. Join us for this important caregiving discussion.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

How Do We Manage Difficult/Challenging
Behaviors of Those with Memory Impairments?

Alzheimer’s and other dementias often are accompanied by challenging behaviors that we are not always prepared to handle. When loved ones become angry or aggressive, it is not unusual to feel hurt or frustrated. Reminding yourself that the exacerbated behavior you are seeing is a result of the disease and not the person's choice may help you better cope with these feelings. Many of us have experienced these behaviors. How have you dealt with these challenges?  What successes or learned lessons could you share with other group members? Join us for this important discussion.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

The Unexpected Joys of Caregiving

Join us for this call which will focus on an important aspect of caregiving that often gets missed: the joy. "When we provide help to someone we care about, we feel more positive emotions, like compassion, satisfaction and a vicarious happiness at being able to help," says psychologist Michael J. Poulin. According to a five-year study published in the “American Journal of Public Health,” helping others lessens the physical effects of stress. And studies show that caregivers may live longer.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

Open Forum

Join us for an open forum on caregiving issues, questions you might have, and feedback and suggestions for the support call going forward.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

Caregiving Over the Holidays

To quote AARP, "For some family caregivers, the holidays can be a joyful time when spirits are lighter. It feels good to care for loved ones and enjoy time together, celebrating with family traditions. But for many the holidays also bring added stress — an already busy caregiver finds there’s even more to do during the holidays. Something’s gotta give!" During our call, we will discuss some ideas and tips to help you make it through the holiday season with more joy and less stress.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

National Family Caregivers Month

Finding the Rewards in Caregiving. This 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.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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

Caregiver Self-Care

Caregivers often put others ahead of themselves. They may neglect to prioritize their needs leaving themselves vulnerable and unable to stay physically and emotionally strong. Join our December support call about being a healthy caregiver.



An Access Phone Number & Code will be provided to participants.
Note to Participants: Please call in 5 minutes before
Telephone Support Group is scheduled to begin.

Fairfax County, VA

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If you have further questions about the Free ElderLink Telephone Support Calls for
Family Caregivers of Older Adults, please call 703-324-5376, TTY 711.




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    Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
    12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
    Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104


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