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

  • Dementia 101 & Clinical Trials

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dementia 101 & Clinical Trials

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: While not everyone travels the same path, come and learn about the general stages to help you anticipate future changes. Learn the basics of dementia, along with current research and clinical trials available.

    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
  • Enhancing Communication with a Loved One

    Monday, February 25, 2019 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Enhancing Communication with a Loved One

    Location: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152
    Description: Communication, both expressive and receptive, often becomes difficult as you struggle to meet the needs of your loved one. Learn some communication skills that can help ease the frustration and lead to successful interactions.

    This program is a part of the Caregiver Essentials Education Series at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. These programs are co-hosted by Insight Memory Care Center, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and The Springfield Parkinson's Disease and Care Partner Group. Classes will be held from 12:30 to 2:30pm, with a light, healthy lunch served beforehand at 12:00 noon. A free will donation will be accepted for lunch.

    Presenter:
    Lindsey Vajpyei, Director of Education and Outreach
    Lindsey has dedicated her career to working with older adults who live with dementia and their caregivers. She enjoyed her time as an activity director in long-term care for nearly a decade, and she also served as Programs & Services Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association. She currently holds an Activity Director Certification with specialization in Memory Care, essentiALZ Dementia Advanced Care certification, and a Master Trainer certification with the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care. Lindsey is 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.
    Contact Information:
    Stacey Crosson, Minister of Care and Outreach
    703-451-5855
  • Caring for You, Caring for Me

    Monday, February 25, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: ElderLink is pleased to present Caring for You, Caring for Me, a free signature program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute.

    “Caring for You, Caring for Me” is a blend of interactive support and education for caregivers of older adults. Participants report increased feelings of confidence and competence in their caregiving role. This program meets for two hours weekly for 5 weeks, and focuses on a different module for Caregivers each session.

    Family, professional and volunteer caregivers who are providing assistance or support to persons with long term illnesses or disabilities can all benefit from this program.

    Respite services may be available on a sliding fee scale for caregivers who would like to attend, but are unable to make arrangements for their loved one. 3 weeks advance notice requested if respite services are being requested.
    Contact Information:
    Kristin Martin, ElderLink
    703-324-7577
  • Virtual Dementia Tour for Faith Communities

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Virtual Dementia Tour for Faith Communities

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: The Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) is designed to help simulate the effects of dementia. A trained facilitator will guide participants outfitted with patented devices that alter their senses while they try to complete common everyday tasks and exercises. The Tour enables participants to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face, and use the experience to provide understanding in working with individuals with dementia.

    Please join us for a Virtual Dementia Tour - and a tour of Insight! This program is offered by Insight Memory Care Center free of charge. All faith leaders and faith community members are welcome to attend to learn more about the experience of dementia, as well as see firsthand the programs and services that Insight provides. Space is limited to 16 attendees - RSVP today!
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664

Education Programs

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