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Reconnections in Alexandria

Early Stage Memory Care Program

Offered in Alexandria at Elancé of Old Town


Reconnections promotes brain health while creating connection for those living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or in the early stages of memory impairment. Together with professional staff, small groups participate in discussion groups, recreational therapies, learning experiences, and all have the opportunity for peer support and to socialize in a safe, stigma-free setting. A variety of activities during each session promote cognition, creative expression, movement, sense of purpose, reflection or spirituality, social engagement, and new learning experiences. As the program is designed for a small group setting, current participant interests guide each week’s activities to incorporate programs of benefit to all club members.

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Program Basics in Alexandria

Reconnections is offered Wednesdays, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Reconnections offers:

  • Small group setting, with person-centered activities
  • Highly trained, professional staff and program volunteers
  • Peer support from others with a similar diagnosis
  • Socialization in a safe, non-judgmental setting
  • Variety of activities to promote cognition and new learning experiences
  • Opportunities for creative expression, reflection, and developing sense of purpose
  • Enhance physical well-being through regular exercise and movement activities
  • Lunch provided daily for in-person programming
  • Assistance with arranging low-cost transportation, if needed
  • An engaging and supportive environment with friends!

Participants start the morning with coffee and conversation. Staff or outside specialists will present a main daily program, and lunchtime allows time for socialization. Afternoon program activities may include any listed below, based on the interests of the current group.

 

Types of Programming

As we strive to offer programs that are engaging and beneficial to all participants, we offer a variety of activities in Reconnections based on the interests of the current group. Activities are described below in seven categories: cognitive engagement, creative expression, movement, purpose, reflection, social engagement, and new learning. Many activities provide benefits in multiple areas!

Cognitive Engagement
To maintain a current level of function in cognition, including memory, concentration, and attention.
Activities include brain games, discussions, and learning experiences.

Creative Expression
To promote creativity and imagination utilizing self-expression.
Activities include visual arts, music, drama, and creative writing.

Movement
To support intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body.
Activities include yoga, tai chi, and dance.

Purpose
To promote a sense of purpose and belonging, as well as to maintain involvement in the community.
Activities include volunteerism and intergenerational activities.

Reflection
To enhance well-being and connectedness with self.
Activities include journaling, meditation, and memoir writing.

Social Engagement
To stay connected to peers in a safe, supportive environment.
Activities include coffee and conversation, catered lunch, and peer support groups.

New Learning
To acquire new, or modify and reinforce existing knowledge and skills.
Activities include discussion groups, educational workshops, and guest lectures.

 

Come Visit!

Tours
We are happy to give you a tour of the center and overview of the program, anytime during our regular business hours. Please call us at 703-204-4664 to set up a convenient time!

Location
Reconnections - Alexandria is held at Elancé of Old Town, located at 400 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314.

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Holidays and Closures

Insight typically honors federal holidays. IMCC may be closed additional days for staff training, which are published in our yearly calendar.

Insight follows Fairfax County Public Schools with regards to weather related closures. When Fairfax County schools are closed because of inclement weather, Insight Memory Care Center will be closed. If Fairfax County schools have a late opening, Insight will open on time.

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 lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org or 703-204-4664 x134.

Cost
Current rates are detailed below:

Days Per Week In-Person Monthly Fee
1 $435

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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."