Community events

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Music and Memory

Insight Memory Care Center, our hosts for Cafe Fairfax, is featuring it’s Music and Memory program in two ways in June.

  1. Wednesday, June 20 from 5:00 pm  – 8:00 pm 
    The 6th Annual Music & Memory at the Silver Diner
    At: Merrifield Silver Diner, 8150 Porter Road, Falls Church, VA 22042
    You can support the program just by eating! A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to Insight’s Music & Memory program. If you would like to donate new iPod shuffles or gently used iPods, they will be most welcome, as will Apple Store or iTunes gift cards. Click here for more information.
  2. Wednesday, June 27 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Learn more about the Music & Memory program
    At: Insight Memory Care Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
    Learn more about how to identify favorite artists, songs and genres of music and how to set-up and tailor and individualized playlist. This class is helpful for professional caregivers and family members to use the program at home.

RSVP to be entered in the iPod giveaway online (click here) or to Christi at
** For more information on other education programs at Insight click here.

Two New Memory Cafes

Two new Memory Cafes are starting this month! One starts in Arlington on June 14 and in Alexandria on June 26. I’ve attached flyers for each one – please click on the location closest to you.
1) Arlington Memory Cafe- Rock Spring Church
2) Alexandria Memory Cafe- Brandywine Living

In Recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Loudoun County Adult Protective Services & Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging Present Paul Greenwood, Retired Deputy District Attorney, Former Head of Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit, San Diego DA’s Office

When – Thursday, June 21, 2018
check-in and coffee: 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Where: Cascades Overlook Event Center
21453 Epicerie Plaza, Sterling, VA 20164

Morning session 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
A Visionary’s Perspective on Overcoming Barriers to Addressing Elder Abuse
Join us to hear and learn from the inspirational story of Paul Greenwood’s 22-year career destroying myths about investigating and prosecuting elder abuse which has now become an epidemic in America

Afternoon session 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
A Team Approach to Investigating & Prosecuting Elder Abuse
An interactive session on how to work together as a community to shed light on elder abuse and gather the critical evidence needed to support and protect vulnerable adults.

We invite community partners, law enforcement, social workers, caregivers, attorneys, medical and healthcare professionals, and all concerned citizens to participate in a motivational training experience with a widely renowned, nationally recognized expert.

Ask about Certificates, DCJS MIR Credit and CEU’s.
Please RSVP to or call 703-737-8283
Please indicate which session(s) you’ll be attending.

Click here for more information on the Loudoun Senior Interest Network website.

Free Web/Teleconference: Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: The ABC’s of DBS

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Please join the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) for an expert perspective to help you better understand deep brain stimulation (DBS). This program is designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease, family members, and care partners. Please share this invitation with anyone in your support network whom you feel will benefit from this information.

SPEAKER: Jill L. Ostrem, MD, Professor of Neurology
Division Chief, UCSF Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center Weill Institute for Neurosciences University of California San Francisco San Francisco, CA

Click here to register, or to register by phone, please call toll-free (800) 223-2732.
A confirmation email including program details will be sent upon registering for the program.

Be part of a new advancement in Parkinson’s Disease care
Then stay for an extended Q&A with the our team of experts.

Thursday, June 28 from 5:00 pm

We invite you to join us to discover a new tool to help one live with PD. You’ll be one of the first nationwide to have access to a virtual coach for Parkinson’s Disease.

Then stay for a good ol‘ fashioned town hall on Parkinson’s Disease, with Doctors Rogers and Falconer answering questions from the audience.

Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042

Please RSVP, as space is limited:
703-845-1500 (via voicemail) or email

PD Coach app

Senior Services of Alexandria – Senior Academy

The “Senior Academy” is a four-week course designed to provide Alexandria’s seniors with an opportunity to gain exposure to the City’s various government functions, learn about local organizations that provide services and programs for our senior community, and help seniors get involved!
Classes will be held each Wednesday from 10 am-noon on September 5, 12, 19 and 26.
The topics included are: Getting to know your City and How You Can Make a Difference/Community Resources/ City Services for Seniors/Leisure, Cultural and Educational Opportunities.
Space is limited to just 25 City residents aged 60+, the program is free, and SSA will be serving light refreshments each morning.
Registration closes on August 24, and more information is available by calling Senior Services of Alexandria at 703-836-4414, ext. 113 or at

PD SELF 2018-2019
Parkinson’s Disease Self-Efficacy Learning Forum (PD SELF)

From September 10
Where? Richmond, Virginia
This is a national pilot program of the Parkinson’s Foundation which is designed to provide people with PD an in-depth understanding of the disease and self-efficacy tools to manage PD. You are eligible if you are within 3 years of diagnosis; can commit to attending a 9 session course over 8 months.  Spouses/care partners may enroll along with the person with Parkinson’s. For more information, please click here to click here for the FAQ’s document.

Events available online

Live Your Best Life With Parkinson’s

Presented by Tim Hague, Sr. and Parkinson Voice Project

Perseverance is a difficult concept to live out when one is faced with a lifetime of chronic, progressive illness. Yet, it is one of necessity to “Live Your Best.” Drawing on twenty-plus years of experience as a nurse, six-plus years living with Parkinson’s, and as the winner of the inaugural season of The Amazing Race Canada, Tim will explore how we can indeed persevere and win. In unpacking the “7 Skills” outlined in his upcoming book, Perseverance, listeners are empowered with tangible tools that will provide the strength to persevere.

Parkinson Voice Project will stream the event live on June 9 at 10:30am (CT) on their website and Facebook page.
A recording of this lecture will also be available on the Parkinson Voice Project website by June 15th.

Dance for PD®

April’s streamed class from the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY. is available! No registration required—just click here – and enjoy moving to music in your own home. Class is taught by David Leventhal, a Dance for PD® lead teacher. There’s a new class available every month, usually with a different teacher, too. To check out their archive click here.

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