Community events

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Inova Movement Disorder Specialists new clinic in Loudoun opening is delayed

Update: April 20, 2018

We’ve been sharing the news from Dr. Falconer that they were officially opening their Loudoun multidisciplinary clinic today, however there has been a delay. The doctors have been working on opening a clinic in Loudoun for about a year and a half but there have been numerous difficulties and delays. They’re not giving up though, and are still working on providing a location so that their patients who live west of Northern Virginia don’t have to travel so far for their appointments.

You can contact them at: inovaparkinsons@gmail.com or call their office and ask for Michelle (703) 845-1500
or check out their website at Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders.

National Healthcare Decisions Day Workshop

Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where?
Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
1886 Metro Center Drive, Suite 230, Reston, VA 20190

We will discuss the ins and outs of Advance Medical Directives/Living Wills, Health Care Powers of Attorney, HIPAA Authorizations, DNRs, POSTs and more. We will also hear practical considerations from the physician’s and care manager’s perspectives, and try to dispel some of the myths surrounding end of life decisions and treatment.
Click here for more information about speakers and to register.

Insight Memory Care Center

Did you know that Insight Memory Care Center, our Cafe Fairfax host, has an Education Library on their website? Click here to choose from a wide variety of topics in PDF or video. As with their workshops and classes, their topics are not limited to memory loss and there is something for everyone, including caregivers.

Insight is also offering their next Caregiver Bootcamp
Saturday, April 7 April 28 (rescheduled due to weather) from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm.
There is no cost, but please click here to RSVP to help with planning.
Click here for more information and a description of the topics covered.

Contact Information: 
Lindsey Vajpeyi
lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org
703-204-4664

Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications during Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Drop off medications at any of the eight Fairfax County District Police Stations (pills or liquids only, no pressurized canisters or needles) between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Click here for more info.

Join us for a free fraud fighting event – Scam Jam and Shred Fest

Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
** Free Shredding will be on-site from 8:00 a.m. – noon

Where?
Fairfax County Government Center – Board Auditorium
12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035

Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shield Task Force are bringing together top experts and law enforcement officials to present at a free informational Scam Jam.

The presenters will discuss scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus investment deals, lottery scams, email fraud, a grandparent ruse, and the latest identity theft shams.
Light refreshments and lunch will be served. Registration is required.
You can register online here or by calling 1-877-926-8300

Celebrate @ Insight!

Join us on Tuesday, May 15th from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
It’s easy to get bogged down in the everyday routine, especially as a busy caregiver. This spring, we want to take an extra moment to celebrate your hard work!

We are celebrating all the amazing caregivers in our lives, and honoring our loved ones living with memory impairment. We are celebrating our community, and the power of what we can accomplish together to improve the quality of life for those directly affected by dementia.

As a part of this spring celebration, we hope you’ll mark your calendars to join us on May 15th! Come for a great time with games, music and Insight friends! Join us anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 pm for a fun afternoon celebration to honor all of our loved ones, and celebrate the care that Insight provides to the community.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Questions? Please contact Christi Clark at christi.clark@insightmcc.org or 703-204-4664.

Parkinson’s Moving Day D.C. – A Walk for Parkinson’s

Save the date! Saturday, June 2, 2018, Registration begins from 9:00 am

Where?  
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool   map

Moving Day is more than just a walk. It highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Each event features our unique Movement Pavilion, with stations such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, dance and much more. Whether you take part on a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with thousands of supporters who share a common goal – to help beat Parkinson’s.

For more information: www.MovingDayDC.org or
contact Tamara Brown at tbrown@parkinson.org | 301-329-2673

Parkinson’s Voice Project: Parkinson’s Awareness Month Celebration

Join us as we celebrate Parkinson’s Awareness Month!
• Special Performance by The Intentional Singers
• Announcement of the SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® Grant recipients
• Presentation by world-renowned Parkinson’s expert Stanley Fahn, MD
WATCH ONLINE

Click here to watch last month’s lecture, “Understanding Parkinson’s and the Power of Intent,” by Founder & CEO Samantha Elandary.

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