Familiar Faces Out & About

familiar faces

I don’t have much to tell you about events I’ve been to this week, but there are lots of things happening! We’re busy planning our family caregiver appreciation lunch on November 10 (click here for details) and educational presentations (see below). And as always, if you’re looking for event information from previous newsletters, you’ll find them on our Community Events page.

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 13th is National Indie Author Day!Authors Karl & Angela Robb
Saturday, October 13 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate independent authors and their work at your participating local library!  Authors of all of genres are expected so, check your local library for the details and times.
In our area the Pohick Library (6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke) has graciously invited local authors Angela and Karl Robb to represent their books about Parkinson’s. If you are in the area and want to meet them or purchase a signed book, please stop by to see them.
Karl has been living with Parkinson’s for more than 30 years and together with his wife, Angela, is an upbeat and inspiring author and speaker. More information about their books on Karl’s blog and website, A Soft Voice in a Noisy World. Click here for more information.

Spend the day with other caregivers and come away with heaps of information!
Caregiver Bootcamp
Saturday, October 27, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

At: Insight Memory Care Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
We know it can be hard as a busy caregiver to find all the information you need to best care for your loved one with dementia. Insight offers the Caregiver Bootcamp to help you learn more about essential caregiving topics, all in one place! Come and learn from experts in their fields and gain knowledge on the basics you need to know as a caregiver.
Sessions include:
Dementia Overview & Research with Dr. James Bicksel, INOVA Memory Center: Re:Cognition Health;
Financial Planning with Tom West, Signature Estate & Investment Advisors;
When Talking Isn’t Working with Toni Reinhart, Dementia Friendly America – Herndon and Comfort Keepers; and
Community Resources with Carrie Brill, Fairfax Area Agency on Aging.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge! Thanks to Arden Courts of Annandale and Fair Oaks, and Dementia Care Connections for sponsoring our breakfast and lunch.
RSVP: Register online, or contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at 703-204-4664 or lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org.

I am the speaker for this event!
Donuts and Other Things You Might Not Know About Parkinson’s
Monday, October 29, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
At: Tall Oaks Assisted LivingSonia at Cafe Fairfax
12052 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190
When researching information about Parkinson’s disease, the results are fairly similar, focusing on a few symptoms and medical treatments, but as we quickly learn, there is so much more to this complex disease. Based on what I’ve learned from my friends living with Parkinson’s, I’ll provide a unique perspective of what life with Parkinson’s is like. I hope to show the human side of Parkinson’s for people who are unfamiliar with the disease.
Free and open to the public. Donuts and refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to 703-834-9800 or RSVP@TallOaksAL.com

Hoping to see you out and about soon! Two cafes next week – Alexandria and Fairfax. Will we see you at one or both? Click here for details.

Cheers,
Sonia
email: Sonia@ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org

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