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Mind & Body Workshop

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.

 

Healthy Living in Sterling

March 7 - 28, 2023

This session will be offered weekly at Insight Memory Care Center - Sterling 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:


March 7
Group Activity: Goal Setting for a Healthier You
Breakout Sessions: Dementia Basics (Care Partners); Nurture Social Connections (Participants)

March 14
Group Activity: Keep Moving
Breakout Sessions: Home Safety (Care Partners); Improve Your Balance (Participants)

March 21
Group Activity: Easy Cooking
Breakout Sessions: Coping with Stress (Care Partners); Weird & Wonderful Diets (Participants)

March 28
Group Activity: It's All Fun & Games
Breakout Sessions: Seeking Joy (Care Partners); Tips for Daily Life (Participants)

 

 

Program Details

The workshop is offered in 4 weekly sessions, typically from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Each session includes:

Welcome
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Arrival and check-in, time for catching up and meeting new friends!

Group Activities
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Both care partner and participant participate in activities together, based on program session topic.

Breakout Sessions
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.


Location

Insight Memory Care Center - Sterling, Suite 190, Sterling, VA 20166

 

Interested?

Registration
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 lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org. You can also use the "I'm Interested" link below to have someone reach out to you!

Cost
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."