Those embarking on a long-term caregiving journey will have an opportunity to receive support and learn about the services available to them in Northern Virginia. AARP Virginia and the Organization of Chinese American Women will sponsor an event called, “Caregiving Wisdom from an Ancient Sage,” on Sept. 22, 7 p.m., at the Shirlington Library in Arlington and again on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7.p.m., at the George Mason Regional Library in Annandale.
The talk will feature Vienna-based author, Veronica Li who spent eight years taking care of her elderly parents and chronicled her experience in a new novel called, “Confucius Says.”
“The first rule of elder care is not to hurt yourself,” said Li. “I didn’t have to do everything myself. I had help. My message to caregivers is don’t hurt yourself. You have to take care of them in balance with the rest of your life.”
Copies of Li’s book will be available for purchase and signing. Caregivers are invited to stay after the book reading to learn about AARP’s free resources for family caregivers as well as local community programs and resources. This is a free event and refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, call 1-877-926-8300 or visit states.aarp.org/veronicali.
Long Term Caregiving Event
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Shirlington Library The Village at Shirlington
4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
George Mason Regional Library
7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale
This is a free event and refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, call: 1-877-926-8300 or visit states.aarp.org/veronicali.