Fairfax County’s free Family Caregiver Telephone Support Group meets by phone on Tuesday, April 12, 7-8 p.m. Learn techniques for effective communication and holding family meetings that will help keep communication open and more productive. Register beforehand at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices and click on Caregiver Support. Call 703-324-5484, TTY 711.
Fairfax County and partners are sponsoring the Living Well, Aging Well Summit on Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. This free event explores multiple ways to age well and features a transportation/mobility expo, technology fair, volunteer opportunities, a CarFit program, health screenings, presentations and more. Register at www.livingwellfairfax.org or call 703-324-7647, TTY 711. Call 703-324-5219, TTY 711 for ADA requests.
Meet dozens of job recruiters at the 50+ Employment Expo on Monday, April 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Attend seminars on changing careers, online job searching, continuing education, starting your own business, job training, and job interviewing. Chief Meteorologist Doug Hill from ABC 7/WJLA-TV News is the keynote speaker. This free event is sponsored by Fairfax County, Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington, D.C. and partners. It takes place at Sheraton Tysons Hotel at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Find out more at www.accessjca.org/50plusjobexpos or call Micki Gordon at 301-255-4209, TTY 711.
The Fairfax Commission on Aging meets on Wednesday, April 20 at noon at the Burke Regional Library, 5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke. A public comment period begins each session. Find out more at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/coa.htm. Call 703-324-5403, TTY 711 for meeting access needs.
Fairfax County is offering the following Free Seminars for Family Caregivers of Older Adults:
Making Life Easier: Gadgets, Gizmos and Home Modifications, Tuesday, April 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about technology, home modifications, and inexpensive devices that can help you or your loved one maintain independence at home. George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Find out more at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Register Now: Spring 2016 Caregiver Seminars.
Caregiving 101 – WEBINAR, Wednesday, April 6, Noon-1 p.m. Learn helpful information and strategies to help you manage your important caregiver role. Find out more at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Register Now: Spring 2016 Caregiver Seminars.
Strategies for Difficult Conversations, Tuesday, April 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Conversations with an older family member about issues like driving, accepting help in the home or moving to a safer environment are often difficult. Learn how to approach these conversations. West Springfield Governmental Center, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield. Find out more at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Register Now: Spring 2016 Caregiver Seminars.
Prepare to Care, Wednesday, April 20, 1-3 p.m. Learn the five steps every caregiver should take. Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax. Find out more at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Register Now: Spring 2016 Caregiver Seminars.
Medicare 101 – WEBINAR, Wednesday, April 27, Noon-1 p.m. Learn the facts about health insurance for seniors. Find out more at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Register Now: Spring 2016 Caregiver Seminars.