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Out & About – Cafe Ashburn 2.21.18

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We were fortunate that Marney Kennedy could visit our Café Ashburn this morning, bringing us a sampling of what we might see if we visit the National Gallery of Art, and leading us in a conversation about how artists see the world. We enjoyed hearing some of the stories behind the paintings, and art history, too. Having seen Marney Talking Art twice now, I thought it was interesting to hear the variety of comments based on each individual’s experiences, and how we relate these experiences to what we’re seeing. Thank you Marney, for sharing your love and appreciation for art. Afterwards, Marney talked about some of the many programs offered at the National Gallery of Art. One of our friends suggested that he would like her to talk about Modern Art, and we hope we can entice Marney back to our cafés to talk about this different perspective sometime soon.

In March, we’ll be talking about books and libraries. We are working on bringing you information about access services offered by the libraries, and someone from Fairfax county libraries to visit our Fairfax café. If you are having difficulty reading and have suggestions for a work around, please send them to me and I’ll share them at our cafés. Better yet, how about if you came and shared them in person – we’d love for you to join us!

Cafés in March:   Fairfax – March 12        Ashburn – March 21

Cheers,
Sonia
Sonia@ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org

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Thrive: Supporting People With Parkinson’s Through Yoga Therapeutics

Carolyn Bagdoyan, the yoga therapist who visited Café Fairfax in October has created a program to support people with Parkinson’s. It is a specialized, intimate program to designed to help build a toolbox of techniques to apply to the unique needs of each participant–to help respond to “what shows up” each day–whether the need is to manage energy, uplift mood, reduce anxiety, alleviate body tension, or build greater internal physical balance, stamina and support.

The program will use a unique combined format of private sessions and supportive small-sized community classes to help participants nurture a personal customized self-care practice. The community classes will include time to review and reinforce what each student is working on with their customized program so that the practices can become more integrated and supported in daily life.

For more information contact:
Carolyn Bagdoyan, RYT 200, LFYP
Heart Tree Yoga LLC, www.hearttreeyoga.com
hearttreeyoga@gmail.com
703-862-5922

Change of the plans for February cafes

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February is . . . (renamed) and we’ll be Talking Art!

Seeing Art All Around Us with Marney Kennedy

We see trees all around us but how do those same trees inspire artists? How do different artists see trees? Or faces, colors, animals? How do artists use these same images for their art?

Join us for our February cafés as Marney Kennedy, a long-time docent at the National Gallery of Art visits us for an interactive presentation and a different perspective on how we look at the world around us.

About Marney 
Marney has been involved in giving tours at art museums for over 30 years, the last 27 at the National Gallery of Art. While at the National Gallery she led and participated in many docent programs including the training of new docents, evaluation of tours and themes and outreach into schools in the metro area.
Marney has also practiced art since the 1980’s, working in pastels, oils and watercolor. Her present concentration is on landscape painting in oils.

We’ve also added a new activity we’re calling Movement and Memory. We’ll start the fun at 10:10 am.


And let’s not forget a Very Important Celebration in February . . .

It’s chocolate month! We’ll have lots of chocolatey munchies, but you are always welcome to bring your own creations or finds!

 

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


Monday, February 12, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café Fairfax

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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, February 21, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café Ashburn

Coffee and munchies are provided by the friendly folk at Tribute, in case you need a morning jump start. And we always bring information about local resources and services to share.

Where?
Tribute at One Loudoun

20335 Savin Hill Dr, Ashburn, VA 2014

We meet here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and welcome people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends.

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

February is Library Lovers Month AND Chocolate 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!

One of my favorite childhood memories is of my trips to our local library. It was an old building and the children’s section was downstairs in the basement. I remember spending hours curled up in the corner reading all their Madeline books over and over. Do you have happy memories of your local library? What was your favorite book growing up, or your all-time absolute favorite now? I hope you’ll join us as we talk about the books that are special to us.

We’ve also added a new activity we’re calling Movement and Memory. We’ll start the fun at 10:10 am.


And not to forget another important celebration in February . . .

It’s chocolate month! We’ll have lots of chocolatey munchies, but you are always welcome to bring your own creations or finds!

 

Monday, February 12, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café Fairfax

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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, February 21, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café Ashburn

Coffee and munchies are provided by the friendly folk at Tribute, in case you need a morning jump start. And we always bring information about local resources and services to share.

Where?
Tribute at One Loudoun 

20335 Savin Hill Dr, Ashburn, VA 2014

We meet here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and welcome people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends.

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

It’s Holiday Party Time 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!

It’s holiday party time and we hope you’ll join us! Wear your finest or ugliest holiday outfit. We’re talking sweaters, hats, scarves, ties . . .

We’ll challenge you with our Christmas Trivia Quiz and gems like these:
1. Which country created egg nog?
2. “The Twelve Days of Christmas” has how many verses?

If you’d like to share some of your holiday baking, we always have some expert tasting testers in attendance!

Monday, December 11, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café Fairfax

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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

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, December 20, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café Ashburn

Coffee and munchies are provided by the friendly folk at Tribute, in case you need a morning jump start. And we always bring information about local resources and services to share.

Where?
Tribute at One Loudoun 

20335 Savin Hill Dr, Ashburn, VA 2014

DIRECTIONS:
From the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway and Russell Branch Parkway . . .
Go west on Russell Branch Parkway, past Exchange Street, past Northpark Drive and the next street on your right will be Savin Hill Drive. Head on down to the end of the road past the townhouses, and at the bend, Tribute is the large building on your left.

We meet here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and welcome people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends.

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

Join us in November for our pre-holiday season 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!

 

**UPDATE**
We’re collecting for Toys for Tots at our cafés in November.
If you’d like to participate, please bring your unwrapped toys, and we will pass them on to our friend Lu, who is organizing this collection in memory of her father.

Monday, November 13, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café Fairfax

We’ll recognize Author’s Month by chatting with our friends and local authors, Karl and Angela Robb.

        

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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

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, November 15, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café Ashburn

Join us as we challenge our brains with some fun trivia and brain teaser activities!

Coffee and munchies are provided by the friendly folk at Tribute, in case you need a morning jump start. And we always bring information about local resources and services to share.

Where?
Tribute at One Loudoun 

20335 Savin Hill Dr, Ashburn, VA 2014

DIRECTIONS:
From the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway and Russell Branch Parkway . . .
Go west on Russell Branch Parkway, past Exchange Street, past Northpark Drive and the next street on your right will be Savin Hill Drive. Head on down to the end of the road past the townhouses, and at the bend, Tribute is the large building on your left.

We meet here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and welcome people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends.

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

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

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.