Mark your calendar for our October Café!

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Monday, October 10, from 10:00 am – 12 noon

Come for the coffee, stay for the company and conversation!

New at our October café!
This month we’ll feature movement and memory activities from the Brains and Balance Past 60™ program! Did you know that training our brains can improve our balance and reduce our risk of falls? We’ll show you how with this innovative new program.

We’d love to see you!
People living with Parkinson’s or other related movement disorders such as Lewy Body Dementia, their carepartners, family, and friends are all welcome.

Our café is free and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share!

Fall 2016 cafés : October 10, November 14, December 12
Click here to download our flyer to share with your friends.

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Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions and map

Directions: From Waples Mill Road, turn right 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.

See you on October 10!

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Join us for our September Café!

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Monday, September 12, from 10:00 am – 12 noon

Insight_logo_bwAt: Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions and map

Directions: From Waples Mill Road, turn right 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.

Come for the coffee, stay for the company and conversation!

Our Café is open to people living with Parkinson’s or other related movement disorders such as Lewy Body Dementia. Carepartners, family, and friends are more than welcome, too!

This month we’re introducing the crew from DPI Adaptive Fitness who will demonstrate their Rock Steady Parkinson’s Boxing program. They also offer a variety of other adaptive classes in addition to personal training.

You’re welcome to browse our resource table where you can help yourself to information about living with Parkinson’s, as well as some of the many services provided by Fairfax County. If you have some resources you’d like to share, please bring them along.

Our Café is free and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share!

Fall 2016 cafés : October 10, November 14, December 12
Click here to download and share our Fall 2016 flyer

See you on September 12!

Hope we’ll see you on August 8!

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At our July café in Fairfax, we welcomed friends from the Ashburn, Springfield, and Manassas areas. We were also delighted to meet a couple of the organizers of Parkinson events in the greater Winchester area. Thanks to the contributions of our awesome bakers and shoppers we enjoyed some exceptional munchies. Yum! Yum!

We’ve added a resource table where you can help yourself to information about living with Parkinson’s as well as some of the many services provided by Fairfax County.

Found:
Someone left a ladies dark blue cardigan behind at the July café. It’s hanging on the coat rack just inside the door.

You’re invited to our next Fairfax Café!

Monday, August 8 from 10:00 am – 12 noon

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At: Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions and map

Directions:  From Waples Mill Road, turn right 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.

Come for the coffee, stay for the company and conversation!

We’d love to see you at our café – a place where people living with Parkinson’s or other related movement disorders such as Lewy Body Dementia can gather with their carepartners, family, and friends. Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, donuts and other delicious munchies with old friends and meet new ones. Check out our resource table – we’re adding more helpful information to it every month.

Our café is free and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share!

Click here to download and share our August 8 flyer (PDF)

See you on August 8!

Next Fairfax Café is July 11

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You’re invited to our Fairfax Café!

Monday, July 11 from 10:00 am – 12 noon

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At: Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions and map


Come for the coffee, stay for the company and conversation!

We’re excited to introduce you to the concept of the café – a place where people living with Parkinson’s or other related movement disorders such as Lewy Body Dementia can gather with their carepartners, family, and friends. Relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, donuts and other delicious munchies with old friends and meet new ones. Right now, the only one missing is you! Will you join us?

Our café is free and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share!

See you on July 11th!

Our first café is a success!

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Karl and Angela Robb with Karl's book and Parky the Raccoon.
Karl and Angela Robb with Karl’s book and Parky the Raccoon.

We had a such great turnout for our first café in Northern Virginia with 50 people dropping by! Special thank-yous go to Christi and Insight Memory Care Center for hosting us and providing coffee and donuts, and to our friends from the Fair Oaks Parkinson’s Support Group who brought drinks and homemade cookies, helped with sign-in, and for their encouragement and support.

It was great to see all the smiling faces and hear the buzz of conversation. Local Parkinson advocates Karl and Angela Robb joined us, as did owners from Graceful Care, Graceful HomeShare, and Old Dominion Home Care because they have a personal understanding of what it’s like to live with PD. We were also visited by therapists from The Virginian who work with the Parkinson community, as well as Right at Home. Old Dominion Home Care and Right at Home both train their caregivers in providing more personalized care for people living with Parkinson’s.

From the feedback we’ve received, we’re going to maintain an informal format for our cafés. Feel free to drop by, enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with old friends and meet new ones. We’ll also introduce you to resources – some specifically for PD, some from the local community – that can help you to live well with Parkinson’s.

Insight_logo_bwOne amazing resource is our host, Insight Memory Care Center. Some of us have been attending workshops held at Insight and the quality of the presentations and speakers have been exceptional. While the topics are primarily for people living with dementia and their care partners, friends from the Parkinson community have also found them to be very helpful.

For example, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15 Wednesday, July 13 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, the topic is What if I have a Movement Disorder? Presented by Dr. Drew Falconer and Dr. Sean Rogers of the INOVA Neurosciences Movement Disorders Team. It’s a great opportunity to hear from Northern Virginia’s newest Movement Disorder Specialists and you’ll learn more about movement disorders, including Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s disease, and how they are different from Alzheimer’s disease. This presentation is free, but to help with planning, if you’re interested in attending, please contact:
Christi Clark at christi.clark@insightmcc.org or 703-204-4664.

SAVE THE DATE!

Our next café will be Monday, July 11 from 10:00 – 12 noon.

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At: Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education and Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030           Directions and map