Aging Together sponsors free caregiver seminar:
Aging Together, the regional organization supporting quality of life for the aging community, is sponsoring a caregivers seminar for family caregivers.
The seminar will offer roundtable discussions covering various topics including dementia stages, goals of care, effective communication strategies, spiritual care & social support, and financial planning. Facilitators will host each roundtable and answer any questions participants may have.
Markita Brown will open with a keynote talk about “Caregiver Burnout”, an epidemic shared by hundreds of family caregivers in the region, and the source of high levels of stress. Ms. Brown is the Outreach Coordinator at Insight Memory Care Center of Fairfax, a nonprofit adult day health and resource center providing specialized care, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers, and the community. Through her extensive work there she holds valuable insight that positively impacts the burden of caregiving.
The session will close with a talk by Sue Vantine, a Community Case Manager, Patient Advocate and Certified Dementia Trainer for NOVA Care, LLC. Her topic is “Options & Care Navigation” for family members and their loved one.
The event will be held in Fauquier County, but is offered to all residents of the five-county region served by Aging Together. It is free and open to the public with refreshments provided. Interested participants are asked to RSVP to 540-829-6405, or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Aging Together is, through partnerships, to connect people to communities and resources to improve quality of life as we age. Aging Together serves the counties of Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange, Madison and Rappahannock.
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