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:

  • Are They Doing That on Purpose? Understanding Behaviors
    Wednesday, August 20 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Insight Memory Care Center, 2812 Old Lee Highway, Suite 210, Fairfax, VA 22031
    For those with memory impairments, sometimes the only form of communication provided is through behavior, both positive and negative. When the caregiver is able to understand the behavior and interpret the message, it allows the individual to successfully communicate their needs. Come and learn strategies for communication and dealing with difficult behaviors.
    For questions or to register, please call 703-204-4664, or email imcc@insightmcc.org.
  • FREE Chronic Disease Self-Management offered by Fairfax County
    Wednesdays, September 3 – October 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna at Bruen Chapel, 3035 Cedar Lane, Fairfax, VA  22031
    Tuesdays, September 16 – October 21 from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
    Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 8008 Westpark Drive, Conference Room 1A, McLean, VA  22102
  • Calling All Animal Lovers - A 2014 Speaker Series Event from Senior Services of Alexandria and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
    Wednesday, September 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, 4101 Eisenhower Drive, Alexandria, VA
  • Hospitalization Happens
    Wednesday, September 17 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
    Insight Memory Care Center, 2812 Old Lee Highway, Suite 210, Fairfax, VA 22031
    A trip to the hospital for a person with dementia can be stressful for both parties. Join us to discuss ways you can relieve some of this stress by preparing for both unexpected and planned hospital visits. For questions or to register, please call 703-204-4664, or email imcc@insightmcc.org.
  • Home Fit Workshop
    Tuesday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA  22302
  • Save the Date!
    Northern Virginia Aging Network (NVAN) 15th Annual Legislative Breakfast
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
    Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA  22033
    Keynote Speaker:  Robert Brink, Deputy Commissioner for Aging Services, VA Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
  • 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.