Parkinson Social Network Cafe here today

Cafes

What is a cafe?

Our cafes are an informal social alternative to support groups for people with Parkinson’s, their carepartners and caregivers, as well as their families and friends. We come together to chat and enjoy a delicious snack or light meal.

Our fun, educational programs help get the conversation started . . .
Here are just some of the topics from previous cafes:

  • Travel tips and favorite places to visit
  • Preparing for emergencies (storm related and medical)
  • The Arts
  • Hearing issues
  • Aging concerns
  • Hobbies
  • Library services
  • Movement: dance, boxing, yoga
  • Community resources and more . . .

We are always on the lookout for new and interesting topics to offer.​

Why come to a cafe?

Parkinson’s brings us together, but it is not all that we have in common. At our cafes, you’ll meet people with similar interests, hobbies, and work and travel experiences, so there is always lots to talk about and share. You’ll learn that there is more to life than Parkinson’s!

Parkinson Social Network is different from many other Parkinson’s organizations because our focus is less on the medical perspective and more about encouraging our friends touched by Parkinson’s to enjoy a feeling of well-being. We hope that our cafés will inspire people to make the most of life with Parkinson’s.

Everyone is welcome!
People with Parkinson’s carepartners, family and friends.
Together with your significant other, or on your own.
We’re kind of informal so if you’re running late, or you have to leave early, that’s just fine.

Relax and enjoy a snack or light lunch.
Catch up with old friends . . . and meet new ones.

As we say, “Come for the coffee, stay for the company and conversation!”
Help us spread the word and bring a friend!

Our cafes are free!
Please RSVP if you can . . .
it will help us with planning our events, particularly where a light lunch is offered.
If you forget we’d love to see you anyway!

Save the date & location for the cafe that works best for you!

Café McLean

11:00 am to 1:00 pm (light lunch)
2nd Wednesday of each month at:
Lewinsville Retirement Residence
1515 Great Falls Street, McLean, Virginia 22101   map for location
**Resident only parking at this address.**
(703) 442-8660
CAFE PARKING
Parking is available around the corner at:
Lewinsville Presbyterian Church
1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101
Google map for parking   |   PDF parking map with additional directions
– The parking spaces at the front of Lewinsville Retirement Residence are for residents only.
– Please drive around the corner of the same block and park in the church parking lot.
– There will be signs and paths from the car park to the café location.
Questions? Please contact:  Sonia@ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org or (571) 286-5000

June Program:
What do you like to do in your free time? Do you have a special hobby that you enjoy?

We’d love to hear about it! If you have something you enjoying doing that you’d like to share, please bring it along to show and tell. I know some people brought their art and/or craft to previous cafes, but please feel free to bring them again. It will be fun to discover what interests we have in common and maybe we’ll be inspired to try something new!


Café Alexandria

11:00 am to 1:00 pm (light lunch)
3rd Monday of each month at:
Brandywine Living at Alexandria
5550 Cardinal Place, Alexandria, VA 22304  map
(703) 940-3300
DIRECTIONS
This is a brand new building on a new street so if your GPS doesn’t recognize the Cardinal Place address try:
450 South Pickett Street, Alexandria  alternate map for GPS
PARKING is underground and accessible from the back of the building.

June Program:
Mary Lee Anderson, Executive Director of Senior Services of Alexandria will visit Cafe Alexandria this month.
From their website: Founded in 1968, SSA strives to be the trusted, independent point of reference for Alexandria’s senior citizens so they can live safe, healthy, self-sufficient lives.
Mary Lee will talk to us about her organization and the many services it offers.


Café Fairfax
Hope you can join us for our 2nd anniversary!

10:00 am to 12 noon (coffee & donuts)
3rd Wednesday of each month at:
Insight Memory Care Center,
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030    map
(703) 204-4664
DIRECTIONS:

From Waples Mill Road turn onto Pender Drive.
Then turn right at the 2nd driveway;
head straight back,
the road will curve around to the left and 3955 will be on your left.

June Program:
6/9/18 update:
Change of plan . . . Paula DeCuir, is unable to visit us, so we’ll talk about . . .
What do you like to do in your free time? Do you have a special hobby that you enjoy?
We’d love to hear about it! If you have something you enjoying doing that you’d like to share, please bring it along to show and tell. I know some people brought their art and/or craft to previous cafes, but please feel free to bring them again. It will be fun to discover what interests we have in common and maybe we’ll be inspired to try something new!

But wait! There’s more!
Classes for Caregivers follow Cafe Fairfax from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We are welcome to stay at Insight after the cafe, and participate in Classes for Caregivers a program offered at Insight Memory Care Center that is specifically designed to assist family caregivers on a variety of topics. 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 Insight when registering to confirm availability.
You can sign up here or contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org or 703-204-4664.

From one of our friends who participated in April’s class on Legal & Financial Considerations for Dementia:
I attend as many workshops for caregivers as I can that are offered by Insight Memory Care Center. They have all been worthwhile for me in my caregiving for my husband. My support for him would definitely not be as good as it has become because of Insight. You will receive support from the other attendees as well as the staff. Just come to one and you will be hooked.  ~ Carol


Café Ashburn

11:00 am to 1:00 pm (light lunch)
4th Wednesday of each month at:
Tribute at One Loudoun
20335 Savin Hill Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147   map
(571) 252-8292

June Program:
What do you like to do in your free time? Do you have a special hobby that you enjoy?
We’d love to hear about it! If you have something you enjoying doing that you’d like to share, please bring it along to show and tell. I know some people brought their art and/or craft to previous cafes, but please feel free to bring them again. It will be fun to discover what interests we have in common and maybe we’ll be inspired to try something new!

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