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

  • Caregiver Wellness Workshop

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 8:45 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: As a good caregiver, you must take good care of yourself too!
    Join us for this Wellness Workshop to focus on your own health and wellbeing - to take good care of yourself too! Hear from several experts in their fields and learn strategies to manage your own health in your caregiving role.

    The event is free, and a continental breakfast will be provided! Thanks to Allegiance Home Care & House Calls and Hunters Woods at Trails Edge for sponsoring this event!

    Schedule:
    8:45–9:15 | Registration & Breakfast
    9:15-9:30 | Welcome & Introductions

    9:30–10:15 | Balance and Breathing for Caregivers
    Cynthia Bialek, E-RYT500, Certified Personal Trainer, Defining You Inc.

    10:30-11:30 | Support and Medical Advice for Caregivers: Insights from a Housecall Physician
    Dr. Steve Simmons, Associate Medical Director, Allegiance House Calls

    11:45-12:30 | Recognizing Caregiver Burnout
    Markita Brown, MSW, Insight Memory Care Center
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664
  • Understanding and Caring for a Person with Dementia

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Understanding and Caring for a Person with Dementia

    Location: St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150
    Description: This class will discuss the different types of dementia, common behaviors, reasons for troubling behaviors, and corresponding strategies to help you communicate more effectively.

    This program will be presented at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Please RSVP to 703-981-1404 or dinzee7@gmail.com.

    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:
    St. Mark's Lutheran Church
    703-981-1404
  • End of Life Considerations

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

    End of Life Considerations

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: As the end of life approaches, it is a difficult time to deal with the emotions, while still coordinating care for a loved one. Come learn about the various aspects and benefits of palliative care and hospice.

    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.

    Presenter:
    Chip Cagle, MBA, MRE, Capital Caring Health
    Reverend Cagle currently holds the position of Director of Spiritual Formation for Capital Caring Health and is a frequent speaker/educator in area agencies, hospitals, and faith communities. He has over 28 years of experience working with interdisciplinary healthcare teams in Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Care Facilities, and in a regional Hospital.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664
  • Caregiving: An Emotional Rollercoaster

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Caregiving: An Emotional Rollercoaster

    Location: Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Description: The caregiving journey will have you experiencing many highs and lows. We’ll discuss the variety of emotions that are often felt by caregivers and tips on going along for the ride.

    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.

    Presenter:
    Rebecca C Harrison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist LCSW
    With an international cross-cultural counseling background and over 25 years of counseling experience, Rebecca strives to provide effective therapy in a safe and comfortable environment. She provides experienced counseling services for: trauma, loss, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, terminal illness, chronic pain, and elder care issues.
    Contact Information:
    Lindsey Vajpeyi
    703-204-4664

Education Programs

“The Caregivers Bootcamp was wonderful! What great information and presenters you put together. I’m so glad I decided to go as a participant and enjoy all of it.”