Recent News at Insight
When you hear the hustle and bustle of our early stage program, Reconnections, starting up at 10:00 am, it’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since we slowly re-opened our center doors. Right now, we have five Reconnections groups meeting – in-person, virtually, and a hybrid summer session!
Insight Memory Care Center is so proud of our Executive Director, Anita Irvin, for receiving Leading Age Virginia's 2021 Vision Award. As a part of their annual conference, LeadingAge Virginia held a virtual awards presentation on June 9, 2021.
Insight is very excited to announce that Anita Irvin, our Executive Director, has been selected by Leading Age Virginia to receive the Vision Award for 2021! LeadingAge Virginia is an association of not-for-profit aging services organizations serving residents and clients across the senior care continuum, working together to expand the world of possibilities for aging. Their prestigious Vision Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to aging services, providing inspirational leadership, vision, and dedication in achieving their organization’s mission. Congratulations Anita!
We cannot thank you enough for your overwhelming support for our Stronger Together Giving Day on April 14th! Thanks to a generous donor, we had a match of $5,000 for the day. With your support, we met our $5,000 match and kept going - unlocking a total of over $14,000 for Insight!
At Insight, it’s always been our mantra to focus on what a person CAN do, not on the deficits from memory loss. Who knew that mantra would be a guiding light over the past year! Since the world basically shut down last March, Insight has focused on what we could do: continue our mission of providing specialized care, support and education for families living with dementia, and build on our capacity to serve our community in new ways.
As you may or may not be aware, March is National Social Work month! As a special thank you to our social workers, we wanted to share a little message of thanks for all of their amazing work.
Each year when February rolls around, we take inventory of the vast amount of LOVE that is shared by all who are a part of our organization. The love on display between Insight staff to one another, the socially distant hugs amongst participants, and the audible laughs and joy that echo Insight walls, all warms us to the core.
Insight is excited to partner with Walgreens to offer COVID Vaccine Clinics for our participants and staff. We had our first clinic on January 26th and were able to give 87 people their first dosage!