Community events

Events are listed by date beginning with the most recent . . .

Luscious Landscapes – Art Exhibition
We often talk about how Parkinson’s seems to bring out creativity in people and we have several artists joining us at our various cafes. One of our carepartner friends, Linda Bankerd, will have her paintings featured at Touchstone Gallery in D.C. from September 4 to 29.
Click here for more details about Linda’s exhibition.

Senior Spelling Bee
Thursday, Sept 26, 2019 10:00 – 12:00 noon
At: Hunters Woods at Trails Edge
2222 Colts Neck Rd, Reston VA 20191
Join us for this exciting event that brings together seniors from across Northern Virginia for some fun competition! Come and cheer for your favorite team!
For more information please contact Toni Reinhart 571-373-7464 or Toni has said she’ll be wearing her bee costume at the Spelling Bee . . .

APDA 2019 Virginia Education Day!
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
At: DoubleTree Hotel
50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg VA 23185
Speakers include local friends and advocates Karl and Angela Robb, and Bob Pearson.

Ann Perkins writes:
This is Virginia’s version of the national paced conferences that grab your attention, including:
• Understanding, Managing and Living with Parkinson’s disease – to include a panel of movement disorder specialists
• Breakout sessions on dementia and neuromodulation, research, brain fitness, benefits of anti-inflammatory eating
• Demonstrations and benefits of Parkinson specific exercise
• With Kendra Lapointe hosting as President of the board of APDA-Hampton Roads Chapter and 25 different speakers to choose from

Many will spend Friday night at the venue. There are special rates, so take advantage of them by using event code APD (single/double $139/nite) by calling 800-222-8733 for the Doubletree Williamsburg 50 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg VA 23185

For more information about the when and where, as well as speakers, topics, and to register (only $25), click here.

Insight Memory Care Center (IMCC) – Caregiver Bootcamp
September 28, 2019, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Insight Memory Care Center
3953 Pender Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030
Join IMCC for a special day-long training event covering many essential caregiving topics!
We know it can be hard as a busy caregiver to find all the information you need to best care for your loved one with dementia. Insight offers the Caregiver Bootcamp to help you learn more about essential caregiving topics, all in one place! Come and learn from experts in their fields and gain knowledge on the basics you need to know as a caregiver.
A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge! Thanks to Great Falls Assisted Living and Right at Home for sponsoring our meals.
Sessions include:
• Dementia Overview & Research by James Bicksel, MD, Capital Neurology Services
• Financial Considerations by Thomas C. West, CLU, ChFC, AIF, Signature Estate & Investment Advisors
• Reduce Falls with Balance Training by Julie D. Ries, PhD, PT, Marymount University
• Best Friends Approach to Care by Lindsey Vajpeyi, ADC/MC, BF-CMT, CDP, Insight Memory Care Center
RSVP: Click here to register online, or contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at 703-204-4664 or

Advancements in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease: Neurorestoration and Beyond
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:00 pm
At: Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Dr.
Falls Church, VA 22042

Join the Inova Movement Disorders Center for a discussion about the new treatments for Parkinson’s disease and the future of our field, followed by an extended question & answer session where patients and their families can direct the conversation.

Also come meet our new team members:
Dr. David Whitney, Movement Disorders Specialist (Fair Oaks/Gainesville)

Please RSVP, as space is limited: / 703-776-3130

Pender has his seat!Insight Memory Care Center’s Annual Paintings and Pairings Event
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

At: Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
Join us for a fantastic evening! Enjoy paired hors d’oeuvres and wines, a delicious three course dinner, and exciting auctions and artwork for sale.
•  Mingle over wine and appetizer pairings
•  Bid on fabulous art and auction items
•  Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner
•  Win a raffle or live auction item!
Pender, Insight’s therapy dog, has his seat!
Click here to get your early bird tickets by September 30th!

Caring for our Caregivers ~
PSN’s 2nd annual Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon
Save the Date! – Saturday, November 9, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
At: Insight Memory Care Center
3953 Pender Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month Parkinson Social Network is honoring family caregivers in our Parkinson’s community. You are invited to our second annual caregiver appreciation luncheon to relax, refresh and enjoy!
Featuring door prizes, coffee and donuts, and buffet luncheon.

Our keynote speaker will be Martha Brettschneider . . .
Mindfulness teacher, speaker, writer, and photographer, with a passion for inspiring and supporting mindful living.

If you need someone to care for your significant other, we have arranged activities and lunch in an adjacent room. To make arrangements for care, please register by Friday, October 25, 2019.
Please help us to make this a Very Special Event and register by October 25. Limited seating for this event, so don’t delay!

Questions? Please contact Sonia at or 571-286-5000.
To register, please go to our website:

** We would love your help and feedback to make this another happy event for both caregivers and people living with Parkinson’s. Please mark the date on your calendar, and drop me a line if you’d like to help!

Caregiver’s Conference: The Art of Friendship in Caregiving
Presented by the Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium
Monday, November 11, 2019 from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
At: Korean Central Presbyterian Church
15451 Lee Highway, Centreville, VA 20121
Topics – Speakers
Creating a Dementia Friendly Virginia – Melissa Andrews
Latest Updates in Dementia Research – Dr. Tabassum Majid
Mona Lisa and the Art of Dementia Care – David Troxel
Ethical Challenges in Dementia Care – Dr. Michael Gillette
Physicians of the Human Spirit – David Troxel
Who Should Attend
• Family caregivers
• Volunteers working with older adults
• Professionals in aging and related services
$35 conference fee. Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, snack, materials, and certificate of attendance.
Register at
This conference sells out quickly. Purchase your ticket today! Registration ends Nov. 3rd or earlier if capacity is reached.
For more information about the conference, please call Lindsey Vajpeyi at 703-270-0043 or click here to download the flyer.

What’s New at Insight Memory Care Center?

Insight Memory Care Center always has interesting workshops and classes that are specifically designed to assist family caregivers on a variety of topics. Check out their Events page by clicking here to see what’s happening soon.

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