Early Stage Programs


Reconnections is a weekly gathering of individuals who have mild cognitive impairment or who are in the early stages of dementia. Together with professional staff, a small group of club members participate in individualized discussion groups, recreational activities, learning experiences, and all have the opportunity for peer support and to socialize in a safe, non-judgmental setting.

Joining the Group

Before joining the program, each club member is required to meet with a staff member who will perform a preliminary assessment to determine the appropriateness of the program for the individual. At the time of the assessment, our staff will ask the club member to complete a Lifestyle Biography which will help us learn more about the participant's background, interests, and hobbies, as well as complete any additional admission paperwork. As Reconnections is designed for a small group setting, this information will help guide and determine each week's activities to incorporate the interests of all club members.

Typical Session

During each meeting, participants will start the program with a discussion group focused around weekly news events of interest to the group. From there, outside specialists will present a main weekly program. Program options include recreational activities such as arts, music, or creative writing. Educational workshops are also program options, giving club members time to learn more about topics of interest, and discuss in greater detail. Additionally, a light lunch will be served for all participants, allowing for additional time for socialization and discussion.

Fairfax Group

When: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, ongoing throughout the year
Where: Insight Memory Care Center, Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030 (directions)
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: Program charge is $300 per month for one day per week, $600 per month for two days per week, or $900 per month for three days per week.

Registration is required. Please contact Jessie Wilson at 703-204-4664 or by email.

Early Stage

"The Mind & Body Workshop has been a tremendous boon to us. Those of us who have been attending for some time have 'bonded' and feel like a kind of 'family.' Both caregivers and our loved ones look forward to attending."