Northern Virginia AARP Events

Posted on 04/29/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

VCTStyle_IMJoin AARP Virginia at one of our many local events

AARP Virginia staff and volunteers work together in bringing you real possibilities to your community. We host informative workshops on how to modify your home for easy living, the ABCs of Aging and how you can make your voice heard in Washington. Our events are for educational purposes and no products are promoted. We also work in partnership with many community organizations to connect you to unique tools and programs to tackle issues that matter most to you and your family. Our events are free unless noted otherwise.

Here are upcoming events in Northern Virginia:

  • Caregiver Seminars
    Fairfax County’s free 2014 Fall Seminars for Caregivers offers presentations to help family caregivers of older adults and adults with disabilities manage the day-to-day issues that care-giving presents. Register online for the upcoming Seminars for Caregivers that will be held in October and November, email caregiver@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711 for more information.
  • Home Fit Workshop
    Tuesday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA  22302
  • Festival Latinoamericano
    Sunday, September 28 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA  22204
  • Fairfax County is sponsoring Medicare 101 presentations in October at the following locations:
    • Wednesday, October 15, 7-8:30 p.m.
      Braddock District Community Room (Next to Kings Park Library), 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke
      Directions: 703-425-9300, TTY 711 (No registration necessary.)
    • Thursday, October 16, 10-11 a.m.
      Unitarian Universalist Church, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA
      Directions: 703-281-0538, TTY 711 (No registration necessary.)
    • Tuesday, October 28, 9:45-11 a.m.
      Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street, NE, Vienna, VA
      Register with Charles Geschiere at 703-938-9050, x. 151; TTY 711

    For more information, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/vicap.htm or call 703-324-5851, TTY 711.

  • Congressional District 10 – Candidate Meet & Greet
    Wednesday, October 1 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    Clifton Town Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton, VA  20124
  • The Impact of Dementia on the Family
    Wednesday, October 15 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Insight Memory Care Center, 2812 Old Lee Highway, Suite 210, Fairfax, VA 22031
    Dementia affects the entire family and community. Expectations and relationships require changes in family dynamics. Children, grandchildren, spouses and friends may need assistance with their changing roles. Join us for this discussion on how to handle these changes.
    For questions or to register, please call 703-204-4664, or email imcc@insightmcc.org.
  • Beacon’s 50+ Expo
    Sunday, October 26
     from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
    Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203
  • When Home is No Longer an Option
    Wednesday, November 19 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Insight Memory Care Center, 2812 Old Lee Highway, Suite 210, Fairfax, VA 22031
    There comes a time that many caregivers ask, “when is the right time to make the move?” Join us for a panel discussion with caregivers and professionals that will discuss how you know when it’s time and what is involved with transitioning to a long term care facility.
    For questions or to register, please call 703-204-4664, or email imcc@insightmcc.org.
  • Using Activities with Meaning to Promote Well-Being and Fun!
    Wednesday, December 17 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Insight Memory Care Center, 2812 Old Lee Highway, Suite 210, Fairfax, VA 22031
    One of the biggest challenges in caring for people who have dementia is finding ways to keep them active and engaged. From two dementia experts and developers of FIT Kits™ (Families Interacting Together Kits), learn strategies for sparking fun and laughter and making your time together enjoyable, frustration free, and memorable.
    For questions or to register, please call 703-204-4664, or email imcc@insightmcc.org.