It’s summertime at our cafes

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Come for the coffee, stay for the company and conversation!
Our cafés are free and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share.

 

Do you remember this one?

 

Here’s the scoop!

 

July is National Ice Cream month

Join us for an old fashioned ice cream social!

 

 

Monday, July 10, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café in Fairfax  Insight_logo_bw

Where?
Insight Memory Care Center

Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions and map

We meet here on the 2nd Monday of each month and welcome people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends.

Click here to RSVP – it really helps us with planning!


Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café in Ashburn

Where?
Tribute at One Loudoun
– Welcome Center
20618 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

We meet here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Click here to RSVP – it really helps us with planning!

We’re celebrating our first anniversary!

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Come for the coffee, stay for the company and conversation!
Our cafés are free and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share.

 

How quickly this first year has gone by!
Will you be joining us for our celebration?

 

And there’s more . . .
June is Brain Awareness month.
P.S. It’s also National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

 

Monday, June 12, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café in Fairfax

Joining our conversation is Christi Clark, our Hostess and Director of Education & Support Services at Insight Memory Care Center.
We’ll learn the difference between normal aging and dementia, and challenge ourselves with some brain games to keep us sharp.  Insight_logo_bw

Where?
Insight Memory Care Center

Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions and map

Click here to RSVP


Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café in Ashburn

At our Ashburn café, we’ll share what we learned from Christi and try some brain games, too!

Where?
Tribute at One Loudoun
– Welcome Center
20618 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

We’ll meet here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Please help us spread the word to our Parkinson community friends in Loudoun county!

Click here to RSVP

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month at our cafes

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Come for the coffee, stay for the company and conversation!
Our cafés are free and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share.

 

Can you hear me now?
Are you having trouble hearing? Or are you hard to hear?

This month at our cafés we can talk about both because May is Better Hearing and Speech month.

 

Monday, May 8, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café in Fairfax

Joining our conversation is Bonnie B. O’Leary,
Outreach Manager, Certified Peer Mentor and Hearing Loss Support Specialist
Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (www.nvrc.org)

I’m so excited to introduce Bonnie to you! I’ve heard her speak several times and always learn something new.
Bonnie will share with us what life is like for people experiencing hearing loss, and answer your questions about the technology that is available to help people hear better.  Insight_logo_bw

Where?

Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions and map

Click here to RSVP


Wednesday, May 17, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café in Ashburn

Better hearing and speech will be the hot topic at our Ashburn café, too! Relax, enjoy a cup of coffee and some delicious munchies provided by our hostess, Crystal and the Tribute at One Loudoun. You’ll meet new friends and catch up with old ones. It’s amazing how many things we have in common! People living with Parkinson’s, carepartners, families and friends are always welcome.

Where?

Tribute at One Loudoun – Welcome Center
20618 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

We’ll meet here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month as of April 19.  Please help us spread the word to our Parkinson community friends in Loudoun county!

Click here to RSVP

A Global View of Dance for Parkinson’s

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World Dance for Parkinson's Day
In honor of World Parkinson’s Day (April 11) and International Dance Day (April 29), more than fifteen dance organizations have come together to celebrate the vibrant diversity of Dance for Parkinson’s programs in ten countries.

Every day or two, starting April 11, we’ll be featuring a different Dance for Parkinson’s program, presenting documentaries, class videos and other resources that highlight the richness of Dance for Parkinson’s practice around the world.

Join us for the culmination of the project on World Dance for Parkinson’s Day—April 29—when you’ll be able to dance your way from New York to London, Pune to Brisbane, Amsterdam to Tel Aviv, and many places in between.

It all happens at www.danceforparkinsons.online

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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We have two cafés and an outreach event this month!

Monday, April 10, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café in Fairfax

What gets you going in the morning? What brings you joy?

At our cafes we’ve heard about some of the things people like to do. Some that we’ve heard about include learning to speak Polish, macramé, basket weaving, photography, writing poetry, baking, gardening, rock climbing, traveling and watching grandchildren grow up.

Let’s share our stories (you can bring samples or photos, too) about the things we like to do and discover the things we have in common apart from life with Parkinson’s. I believe we’ll be pleasantly surprised and it will be fun to connect in these other ways.

But wait! There’s more!!

We’ll read the  proclamation from Governor Terry McAuliffe recognizing April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month and our spotlight will be on a new, very local pharmacy, Revolution Meds.
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Where?

Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions and map

Our café is free and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share!
Click here to RSVP


Wednesday, April 19, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café in Ashburn – New!

We’ll meet here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month as of April 19. Please help us spread the word to our Parkinson community friends in Loudoun county!

For our first café, we’ll meet our hostess, Chrystal Todd, and learn more about this brand new community. We’ll also read our proclamation from the governor recognizing April as Parkinson Awareness Month, and share our stories about the things we like to do.

Where?

Tribute at One Loudoun – Welcome Center
20618 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

Our café is free, and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share!
Click here to RSVP


Outreach at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

In recognition of April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month, several local Parkinson support groups will be sharing information about Parkinson’s to increase the understanding of the needs of someone living with Parkinson’s.

This is a joint effort of the Parkinson Social Network, the Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support group and the Women with Parkinson’s Disease support group.

We’ll be at Inova’s Fair Oaks hospital from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the following days:
Monday, April 3          Friday, April 7
Monday, April 24        Friday, April 28

We would really love your help – people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends – to help us on one of these days, even if it’s only for an hour, to hand out printed material and chat with staff and the visitors.
If you’d like to help, please contact Sonia at Sonia@PatientsArePeopleToo.com or at (703) 378-7221.