Community events

Saturday, November 18, 2017   |    9:30 am – 11:30 am   |    registration at 9:00 am

Discussing Grief

LOCATION Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100 Fairfax, VA 22030

Many think of grief as something that only happens after a loved one’s death. However, as a caregiver, you may experience grief for your loved with a diagnosis of dementia while they are still living. You may grieve the loss of the person you knew or the life you shared together. It is important to recognize this grief and take steps to manage your stress as a caregiver.

Join us for this Wellness Workshop to discuss grief, guilt, and stress as a caregiver, and more importantly, how you can keep yourself healthy!

Pete Shrock, our discussion leader, has been immersed in active crisis support for over 15 years. He trained grief experts responding to 9/11 and the shootings at Sandy Hook and Virginia Tech. He works directly with U.S. special forces Gold Star families; and created programs for grieving children at Comfort Zone Camp, gang violence workers and gang members in Chicago and Los Angeles, New York Life insurance agents processing death claims, and National Fallen Firefighters. Pete cuts through academic language with a direct, hands-on approach to grief and stressful life transitions. When he isn’t traveling to support those in distress, he lives in Richmond with his wife and two daughters. Pete is also responsible for a grief blog known as ‘Ask Pete.’

About the Workshop This educational presentation is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Continental breakfast provided!

RSVP Please contact Niki Tindall at niki. tindall@insightmcc.org or 703204-4664. You can also register online at InsightMCC.org.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017   |   9:00 am

3rd Annual Turkey Trot for Parkinson’s   |   5K Run/Walk & 1.5 mile Gobble Wobble

Location: South County High School, Lorton

The 5K Run/Walk will be timed and scored. Awards Presentation. T-shirt is included. Post-race refreshments.

This is a TeamFox event benefitting the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

To register, go to www.turkey-trot-5k.com

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