Education Programs

Classes for Caregivers

Overview

Whether you're brand new to caregiving, or you just want to brush up on a specific topic, Insight is here to help! We offer a variety of caregiving classes throughout the year, specifically geared towards family caregivers providing care for a loved one at home. All classes are free, and open to the public. Respite care may also be available upon request.

 

Upcoming Programs

  • Music & Memory Info Session

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Music & Memory Info Session

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: Learn more about the Music and Memory program and how to create your own playlist! Learn more about how to identify favorite artists, songs, and genres of music and how to set-up and tailor an individualized playlist. This class will be helpful for professional caregivers and family members to use the program at home.

    Respite care may be available by request; please notify us when registering to confirm availability.

    RSVP below to be entered in the iPod giveaway!

    Contact Information:
    Christi Clark
    703-204-4664
  • Are They Doing That on Purpose

    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Are They Doing That on Purpose

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: For those with memory impairments, sometimes the only form of communication provided is through behavior, both positive and negative. Come and learn strategies for communication and dealing with difficult behaviors.

    This program is a part of our ongoing Classes for Caregivers series. All sessions are FREE, and held the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Respite care may be available by request; please notify us when registering to confirm availability.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664
  • Dementia 101 Webinar

    Wednesday, August 8, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Dementia 101 Webinar

    Location: Webinar
    Description: Learn how to define dementia, distinguish the different types, and gain an understanding of the typical path of disease progression.

    This program is offered as a part of the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium, which offers 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. 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.

    Presenter:
    Lindsey Vajpyei, Director of Education and Outreach
    With many years of experience in the field of long term care, Lindsey has become increasingly passionate about quality dementia care from professionals, support and education for care partners, and assisting those with dementia to retain a sense of self and purpose throughout every stage of the disease. Prior to joining Insight Memory Care Center, Lindsey served as Programs & Services Manager at the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, presenting educational programs to the community, visiting support groups, establishing Memory Cafes, and meeting with community partners to provide support, resources, and education to those in need. She currently holds an Activity Director Certification, EssentiALZ Dementia Advanced Care certification, and a Master Trainer certification with the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664
  • It Takes a Village: Create Your Care Team

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    It Takes a Village: Create Your Care Team

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: Join us to discuss how to build a care team, who should be part of the team, and ways that the team can provide care and support to you and your loved one now and in the future.

    This program is a part of our ongoing Classes for Caregivers series. All sessions are FREE, and held the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Respite care may be available by request; please notify us when registering to confirm availability.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664

Education Programs

“The Caregivers Bootcamp was wonderful! What great information and presenters you put together. I’m so glad I decided to go as a participant and enjoy all of it.”