Education Programs

Classes for Caregivers

Overview

Whether you're brand new to caregiving, or you just want to brush up on a specific topic, Insight is here to help! We offer a variety of caregiving classes throughout the year, specifically geared towards family caregivers providing care for a loved one at home. All classes are free, and open to the public. Respite care may also be available upon request.

 

Upcoming Programs

  • POSTPONED - Tapping into the 5 Senses

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    POSTPONED - Tapping into the 5 Senses

    Location: The Crossings at Spring Hill, 8350 Mountain Larkspur Drive, Lorton, VA 22079
    Description: **This program has been postponed. We will post an updated date and time soon.**

    As dementia progresses, a person's ability to engage with others changes. Though memory and communication abilities are impaired, the ability to connect through the senses remains strong. Join us for an interactive workshop for caregivers to better learn how to engage our loved ones by tapping into the five senses.

    To RSVP, please contact The Crossings at Spring Hill at cash.dsm@thecrossingsatspringhill.com or 202-603-8027.

    Presenter:
    Lindsey Vajpyei, Director of Education and Outreach
    With many years of experience in the field of long term care, Lindsey has become increasingly passionate about quality dementia care from professionals, support and education for care partners, and assisting those with dementia to retain a sense of self and purpose throughout every stage of the disease. Prior to joining Insight Memory Care Center, Lindsey served as Programs & Services Manager at the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, presenting educational programs to the community, visiting support groups, establishing Memory Cafes, and meeting with community partners to provide support, resources, and education to those in need. She currently holds an Activity Director Certification, EssentiALZ Dementia Advanced Care certification, and a Master Trainer certification with the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care.
    Contact Information:
    The Crossings at Spring Hill
    202-603-8027
  • Brain Health as You Age

    Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Brain Health as You Age

    Location: The Ashleigh at Landsdowne, 44124 Woodridge Pkwy, Leesburg, VA 20176
    Description: Learn more about age-related changes in memory and learning, along with healthy practices to keep your brain sharp! Learn what to expect, what’s “normal,” and when it’s time to seek a doctor’s input.

    Lindsey Vajpeyi, Director of Education and Outreach at Insight, will be presenting this program at The Ashleigh at Landsdowne, in collaboration with Allegiance Aging Care Services.


    To RSVP, please contact The Ashleigh at Landsdowne at 703-828-9600.

    Presenter:
    Lindsey Vajpyei, Director of Education and Outreach
    With many years of experience in the field of long term care, Lindsey has become increasingly passionate about quality dementia care from professionals, support and education for care partners, and assisting those with dementia to retain a sense of self and purpose throughout every stage of the disease. Prior to joining Insight Memory Care Center, Lindsey served as Programs & Services Manager at the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, presenting educational programs to the community, visiting support groups, establishing Memory Cafes, and meeting with community partners to provide support, resources, and education to those in need. She currently holds an Activity Director Certification, EssentiALZ Dementia Advanced Care certification, and a Master Trainer certification with the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care.
    Contact Information:
    The Ashleigh at Landsdowne
    703-828-9600
  • Taking Care of Yourself: Tips to Survive Caregiving!

    Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Taking Care of Yourself: Tips to Survive Caregiving!

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: A caregiver’s needs are always at the bottom of the list, but it’s crucial to take care of yourself to be able to take care of your loved one!

    Join us for this Wellness Workshop to learn more about the impact of caregiving, while also developing strategies for self-care, ways to deal with stress and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, we will be discussing tips for keeping your loved one active, engaged, and finding support at home – for both of you!

    This program is a part of our ongoing Wellness Workshop series, for caregivers to focus on their own health and well-being. All sessions are FREE, and offered quarterly on Saturdays.

    Presenter:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi, Director of Education and Outreach
    With many years of experience in the field of long term care, Lindsey has become increasingly passionate about quality dementia care from professionals, support and education for care partners, and assisting those with dementia to retain a sense of self and purpose throughout every stage of the disease. She currently holds an Activity Director Certification, EssentiALZ Dementia Advanced Care certification, and a Master Trainer certification with the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664
  • Understanding Care Options

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Understanding Care Options

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: Dementia care is not one size fits all. Each person, each stage, and each family is unique. Come and learn about multiple care options to help you plan and evaluate what is right for you and your family.

    This program is a part of our ongoing Classes for Caregivers series. All sessions are FREE, and held the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Respite care may be available by request; please notify us when registering to confirm availability.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664

Education Programs

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