Virtual Early Stage Memory Care Program
Regular sessions offered by Zoom!
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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Virtual Program Basics
Reconnections is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Participants may attend one, two, or three days per week. Reconnections offers:
- Small online 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
- An engaging and supportive environment with friends!
Participants meet daily in an online group setting to engage in conversation, new learning experiences, reflection and reminiscing, cognitive challenges, and creative expression. Participants and caregivers receive daily emailed activities that can be printed and completed at home. This is not mandatory, but helpful to the cognitive element of each daily call. These emailed activities are reviewed through meaningful, engaging conversation facilitated by Reconnections staff.
In a small group setting, participant interests drive the weekly programming for the group. 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!
To maintain a current level of function in cognition, including memory, concentration, and attention.
Activities include brain games, discussions, and learning experiences.
To promote creativity and imagination utilizing self-expression.
Activities include visual arts, music, drama, and creative writing.
To support intellectual, emotional, and motor functions of the body.
Activities include yoga, tai chi, and dance.
To promote a sense of purpose and belonging, as well as to maintain involvement in the community.
Activities include volunteerism and intergenerational activities.
To enhance well-being and connectedness with self.
Activities include journaling, meditation, and memoir writing.
To stay connected to peers in a safe, supportive environment.
Activities include coffee and conversation, catered lunch, and peer support groups.
To acquire new, or modify and reinforce existing knowledge and skills.
Activities include discussion groups, educational workshops, and guest lectures.
Check Us Out!
Consultations and Trial Days
We are happy to give you an overview of the program or a trial day to check it out for yourself! Please call us at 703-204-4664 to set up a convenient time, or click the I'm Interested button and we'll be in touch!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-204-4664 x134.
Participants may attend up to three days per week for a flat monthly fee. Current rates are detailed below:
|Days Per Week
|Virtual Monthly Fee
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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."