2022 Sterling Highlights
Partnerships Make it Possible!
Insight Memory Care Center celebrated a milestone event with the opening of its second location, an Early Stage Center in Sterling, Virginia, on January 5, 2022. It’s hard to believe the Sterling Early Stage Center is now one year old!
For the past 39 years, Insight has provided specialized care, support, and education for individuals in all stages of memory loss, their care partners, and the community. We have grown significantly since caring for our first three participants in the basement of a church, and this new center in Sterling represents the first time programs have expanded beyond shared spaces to a dedicated, second center. This new space expands our programs for those with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia and serves care partners through support groups and education programs. We able to add so much value to our programming through our wonderful partnerships. Many thanks to those who have supported us in 2022:
- The Sentimental Journey Singers with Encore Creativity for Older Adults meet weekly for a care partner and early stage individual to sing with others. They hold a spring and holiday concert open to the public.
- We partnered with By Faith Fund to hold a Book Drive and Thanksgiving Food Drive. Reconnections participants sorted donations benefiting local Loudoun families and schools.
- Loudoun Therapeutic Riding gave a hands-on presentation for our Reconnections participants!
- Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center offers a monthly support group for those with Parkinson’s to connect and share information.
- Insight has partnered with Arcola Church in Dulles to host an ongoing Memory Café and care partner support group.
- Insight hosted a Sage Table event with Aging Rainbows, fighting isolation in the LGBTQ+ community through intergenerational connections.
- We have expanded our partnership with Marymount University to include Sterling as a site to share research studies with our participants.
- We also work with local business Ridgetop Coffee & Tea to provide our Reconnections lunches and to hold monthly Care Partner Meet-Ups.
- Over the summer we were fortunate to have two student volunteers from the Claude Moore Community Builders program.
Sentimental Journey Singers share a concert performance.
Reconnections participants help sort collections for the book drive!
Loudoun Therapeutic Riding came for a presentation and visit!
One intern shares her experience from the Claude Moore Community Builders program at Insight:
"Interning at Insight has been an amazing experience. The staff and members are extremely kind and welcoming - they put a smile on my face the second I walk through the door. I had never worked with an older population before, and I love it. It is fascinating being able to hear stories from their past and gaining new perspectives from their generation. I am an aspiring nurse, and I was matched with IMCC through Claude Moore Community Builders. My favorite part is knowing the difference I am making to both the individual with dementia and their family. I hope to continue to have amazing experiences like this throughout my pathways in medicine."
Many Thanks to the Grantors that have helped support our Sterling Center:
- Loudoun Impact Fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
- 100WomenStrong of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
- Loudoun County’s Human Services Nonprofit Grant
- The Joseph E. & Marjorie B. Jones Foundation
We are grateful for all of our supporters who made this Loudoun expansion possible! Insight is a nonprofit organization that relies upon the generosity of people like you to engage people with dementia and support their care partners. You make this possible!
Activities & Engagement
"I like that IMCC focuses on dementia-related problems and provides a focal point for families to network and socially interact in coping with dementia. It provides a community that helps us in our struggle."