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

  • Normal Aging versus Dementia

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Normal Aging versus Dementia

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: Join us for a discussion on changes that occur with age, warning signs of a memory problem, and what to do if someone you love is experiencing symptoms of dementia.

    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
  • Caring for You, Caring for Me

    Monday, February 26, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: ElderLink is pleased to present Caring for You, Caring for Me, a free signature program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute.

    “Caring for You, Caring for Me” is a blend of interactive support and education for caregivers of older adults. Join us to learn more about caregiving, methods of coping with stress, resources available, and ways to work with your loved one to make caregiving more successful. You’ll also be able to share concerns with others in a similar role!

    This free 5-week program meets for 2 hours weekly, and focuses on a different topic each session. Topics include:

    Feb 26 | What it Means to be a Caregiver
    Mar 5 | Taking Care of Yourself
    Mar 12 | Building Cooperative Relationships
    Mar 19 | Preventing and Solving Problems
    Mar 26 | Accessing and Developing Resources

    Family, professional and volunteer caregivers who are providing assistance or support to persons with long term illnesses or disabilities can all benefit from this program.

    One caregiver shared: “[The workshop] makes me realize that I am not struggling with caregiving by myself; that there are ways and resources available to meet the challenge; that I need a certain amount of caregiving myself; and that it is important to the effectiveness of my responsibility.”
    Contact Information:
    Kristin Martin, ElderLink
    703-324-7577
  • Tapping into the 5 Senses

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Tapping into the 5 Senses

    Location: Arden Courts of Fair Oaks, 12469 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax VA 22033
    Description: As dementia progresses, a person's ability to engage with others changes. Though memory and communication abilities are impaired, the ability to connect through the senses remains strong. Join us for an interactive workshop for caregivers to better learn how to engage our loved ones by tapping into the five senses.

    This program is co-sponsored by Arden Courts Memory Care Community.
    Contact Information:
    Arden Courts of Fair Oaks
    202-480-0706
  • Caring for You, Caring for Me

    Monday, March 5, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: ElderLink is pleased to present Caring for You, Caring for Me, a free signature program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute.

    “Caring for You, Caring for Me” is a blend of interactive support and education for caregivers of older adults. Join us to learn more about caregiving, methods of coping with stress, resources available, and ways to work with your loved one to make caregiving more successful. You’ll also be able to share concerns with others in a similar role!

    This free 5-week program meets for 2 hours weekly, and focuses on a different topic each session. Topics include:

    Feb 26 | What it Means to be a Caregiver
    Mar 5 | Taking Care of Yourself
    Mar 12 | Building Cooperative Relationships
    Mar 19 | Preventing and Solving Problems
    Mar 26 | Accessing and Developing Resources

    Family, professional and volunteer caregivers who are providing assistance or support to persons with long term illnesses or disabilities can all benefit from this program.

    One caregiver shared: “[The workshop] makes me realize that I am not struggling with caregiving by myself; that there are ways and resources available to meet the challenge; that I need a certain amount of caregiving myself; and that it is important to the effectiveness of my responsibility.”
    Contact Information:
    Kristin Martin, ElderLink
    703-324-7577

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.”