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.
May 17 to June 7, 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: Wonders of the World
Breakout Sessions: Tips for Travel (Care Partners); Music from Around the World (Participants)
Group Activity: Walking and Balance Exercise
Breakout Sessions: Caring for your Body: Sleep (Care Partners); Crafting your Dream Vacation (Participants)
Group Activity: City Artscape
Breakout Sessions: Assess your Stress (Care Partners); Iconic Landmarks (Participants)
Group Activity: My Favorite Trip
Breakout Sessions: Developing your Care Team (Care Partners); Discover the Blue Zones (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 – 6:00 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
6:00 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, 3953 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."