Online Registration — Free Webinars for Family Caregivers of Older Adults




The Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium offers free webinars
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 webinars are easily accessed
through your computer or telephone.

   Please join us to get helpful information and resources. All are welcome!   

Webinars are usually recorded, so if you are unable to join us live,
please register and a recording will be sent to you if available.

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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**Weather Policy - If Fairfax County Government is closed
on the day of your session, your session will be cancelled.


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

Caring for a loved one with Cancer

In this webinar, participants will learn how to be supportive when a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, how to deal with the diagnosis, side effects, treatments, end of life care, and more. As a family caregiver, it is important to understand what your role is, and how to be the most supportive. Learn how to you share your concerns, provide care when you live far away, share diagnosis with family, children and friends, and discover resources for your loved one and yourself.



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

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

Adult Service Options for the Aging

Today, there are more options than ever before for older adults who need help living in their homes or for those who can no longer live alone safely. Gone are the days where an institution, like a nursing home, was the only alternative. The options for care can be overwhelming and confusing but with a little education, families and caretakers can help their loved ones find a solution that best suits them including those that allow them to age in place. Join this webinar for a brief synopsis of the Fairfax County Home Based Care program, the Virginia Medicaid waiver program, and the Auxiliary Grant program option for Assisted Living Facility placement.



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Fairfax, VA

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

Supporting a loved one living with Mental Illness

Join Lyn Tomlinson, the Deputy Director for the Fairfax Falls Church Community Services Board, as she shares how to communicate and support your loved one living mental illness. Learn how to explain mental illnesses such as bipolar, schizophrenia, mood disorders, manic depressive disorders, personality disorders etc. to family and friends. Many  caregivers feel isolated, discover how you can establish community and support. Discover how to have boundaries with your loved one and learn about resources.



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Fairfax, VA

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

What Legal Tool is Right for Me and My Family

Not sure what legal tools you need to assist in your caregiver journey?  Attend this presentation by Legal Services of Northern Virginia and learn the single most valuable legal tool that EVERYONE should have and use. Figure out if you need a will or a trust; determine if you need a guardianship over your loved one.  Plenty of time for questions and answers.  Learn more about FREE legal services provided through Legal Services of Northern Virginia.



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

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

Medicare 101

The Medicare 101 training is for individuals who will be eligible for Medicare and want to learn about their options. The session will provide an overview of the many components of Medicare: Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (outpatient hospital/doctors/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare Supplement Plans.



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Fairfax, VA

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

Medicare 102

The Medicare 102 training is for individuals who are interested in learning more about Medicare coverage. The session will provide an overview of advanced Medicare details, such as the Medicare.gov website, the latest regulatory changes and key legislative proposals, as well as provide individuals an opportunity to ask more complex questions.



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Fairfax, VA

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

Nonpharmacological Approaches for Managing Dementia Behaviors

This presentation will cover evidence-based non-medication strategies that (informal and formal) care partners can implement to address a range of challenging behaviors associated with the progression of dementia.



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Fairfax, VA

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Attendee Contact Information
                               
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                                Please provide your e-mail address to register for your webinar(s). Phone number is optional.
 
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To request this information in an alternate format, please call
703-324-7694, TTY 711.   If you have further questions about the
caregiver webinars, 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


    Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources Line: 703-324-7948
    Toll-Free: 1-866-503-0217
    TTY: 711 | Fax: 703-653-9577
    E-mail: Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
    Website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/Older-Adults