Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Town Hall Meeting to Focus on Budget

On Monday, March 12, Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) will co-sponsor a public meeting on the pending County and Schools Budgets for the upcoming year. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Falls Library (meeting room).

County Budget Director, Joseph Mondoro, will make the presentation on the budget and Supervisor John Foust (D-Dranesville) will provide context and overview as well as be available to answer questions. Fairfax Country is sending staff to present their school budget.

Questions from the audience will be taken following presentations. The GFCA members and the general public are invited to attend.

‘Around the World’ with Kenneth Garrett

Great Falls Senior Center welcomes back guest speaker Kenneth Garrett, an independent photographer, who will make a presentation titled “Around the World in 24 Days.” His photographs reflect his creativity in covering major archaeological sites of the Mayas, Aztecs, Olmecs, and ancient Egyptians and the important discoveries in the evolutionary history of mankind. Garrett has photographed major archaeological sites and has worked around the world for a host of major magazines while also accumulating book credits.

The March 20 event will held at The Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes lunch. A donation would be greatly appreciated for the lunch. Reservations are a must. Contact Polly Fitzgerald at pollyfitz1@verizon.net or 703-759-4345. If you have not renewed your membership, you can do that at the Hospitality Desk. Also look for Message Board to be informed of future programs. For more information, visit gfseniors.org.

The event sponsor is Costa Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, 100135 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls.

Supporting Loved One with Dementia

Great Falls Senior Center will host an event on “How to Best Support a Loved One with Dementia,” with Speaker, Karen McPhail, RN MSN, CDP, CCTC on March 26, 2-3 p.m. at Great Falls Library Meeting Room. Come and learn more about cognitive impairments and key considerations for supporting a loved one with dementia.

Karen M. McPhail, the Managing Director of Eldementals LLC, is an aging life care professional with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her specialty is managing complex care needs and providing concierge-style care management for private clients. As an aging life care professional, she has been educated in the various fields of human services, including case management, psychology, nursing, pediatrics, and gerontology. See www.eldementals.com (Reservations not required)