Early Stage Memory Care Program
Mind and Body Workshop
The Mind and Body Workshop provides innovative interventions for families who have an early diagnosis of MCI or another cognitive impairment. The workshop is a multi-session program series for both the care partner and the early stage individual to participate, promoting social engagement and peer support, while adjusting to life with a new diagnosis. The workshop series is offered several times throughout the year, utilizing seasonal topics and themes to promote cognitive enhancement, creative expression, movement, purpose, reflection, and overall well-being while living with memory loss.
Reminisce & Reflect in Fairfax
November 1 - 22, 2022
This session will be offered weekly at Insight Memory Care Center - Fairfax from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. All participants will need to provide proof of vaccination before the first session. Each session will be limited to 8 couples, both to allow for social distancing, but the small group also fosters connection and allows everyone time to participate! Session activities include:
Group Activity: This Side That Side
Breakout Sessions: Roles of a Care Partner (Care Partners); Name That Tune (Participants)
Group Activity: Major Events in World History
Breakout Sessions: Planning Holiday Events (Care Partners); 20th Century Quotes (Participants)
Group Activity: Gingerbread Houses
Breakout Sessions: Being in the Moment Together (Care Partners); Favorite Childhood Toys and Games (Participants)
Group Activity: White Elephant Gift Exchange
Breakout Sessions: Coping with Change (Care Partners); My Life & Legacy (Participants)
The workshop is offered Tuesdays from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Each session includes:
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Arrival and check-in, time for catching up and meeting new friends!
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Both care partner and participant participate in activities together, based on program session topic.
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Care partners join in a support group with an education component, and participants continue peer support activities based on the program session topic.
Dinner and Socialization
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Families come back together to socialize over dinner, to further promote social engagement and peer support.
Insight Memory Care Center - Fairfax, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Registration is required; there is a short application and assessment process for the program to ensure a good fit for both the caregiver and early stage participant. Please contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at 703-204-4664 x134, or email@example.com. You can also use the "I'm Interested" link below to have someone reach out to you!
Cost for the full series is $300 per couple.
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"The Mind & Body Workshop has been a tremendous boon to us. Those of us who have been attending for some time have 'bonded' and feel like a kind of 'family.' Both caregivers and our loved ones look forward to attending."