Listed below are a few of our upcoming events. Please take a look at our Event Calendar for a full listing!
Parkinson Social NetworkWednesday, August 15, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pmLocation: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: The Parkinson Social Network was inspired by the Memory Café concept – a social gathering in a safe and supportive environment for people living with memory loss as well as their friends and family.
There are several Parkinson Social Network meetings throughout Northern Virginia that provide relaxed and supportive environments for people living with Parkinsons, as well as other related movement disorders such as Lewy Body Dementia, together with their friends and family. At the meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to relax and chat with old friends, and meet new ones. Enjoy a cup of coffee and delicious food – you’re welcome to bring some munchies to share!
The Parkinson Social Network Fairfax meets monthly at Insight on the third Wednesday of the month. There is a different theme each month, largely touching on topics that affect our lives in ways other than as a patient or caregiver.
Memory CafeWednesday, August 15, 2018 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmLocation: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: The Memory Café will be offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Join us!
The café is an opportunity for you and your loved one to meet with others for support, companionship, and fun! The program will provide structured activities that you can participate in with your loved one to promote reminiscence, cognition, and engagement. Caregivers also have the option of participating in a caregiver support group. A light dinner will be served towards the end of the program to provide opportunity to share conversation and get to know others in a safe, supportive environment.
Insight in ActionThursday, August 16, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 amLocation: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: New to Insight Memory Care Center? Want to learn more?
Events are offered on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Come and see our programs in action, meet the staff, and learn more about resources available.
9:00-9:30 am | Meet and Greet
9:30-10:30 am | Tour of Insight Programs in Action
Please contact Christi Clark at email@example.com or 703-204-4664.Contact Information:Christi Clark703-204-4664
Mind & Body Workshop: Demystifying Dementia SessionMonday, August 20, 2018 4:15 pm - 6:30 pmLocation: Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: Join us for a new session of the Mind and Body Workshop, from August 6th through August 27th! The workshop is a multi-session program series for both the caregiver and the recently diagnosed individual to participate, promoting social engagement and peer support, while adjusting to life with a new diagnosis.
Come and learn more to demystify dementia! The workshop utilizes different topics to promote cognitive enhancement, creative expression, movement, community engagement, and overall well-being while living with memory loss.
Please contact Lindsey Vajpeyi for details, and to register.
Group Activity: Brain health as we age
Breakout Sessions: Hands on brain health (Participants); Understanding and Caring for a Person with Dementia (Caregivers)
Group Activity: Music & Memory
Breakout Sessions: Music assessments (Participants); Legal and Financial Concerns (Caregivers)
Participants will all receive their own iPod for use with the program at home!
Group Activity: Yoga
Breakout Sessions: Healthy living goals (Participants); Taking care of yourself (Caregivers)
Group Activity: The Art of Journaling
Breakout Sessions: Dementia in my own words (Participants); Recommended Readings/Community Resources (Caregivers)
Memory ScreeningWednesday, August 22, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmLocation: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030Description: Insight Memory Care Center offers free, confidential, face-to-face memory screenings and educational materials to people with concerns about their memory or who want to check their memory now for future comparison. This is a part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening initiative. Monthly screenings are held at our center on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Feel free to drop in, or contact Lindsey for more information!