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October events

1)  Evening Socials for October – Wednesdays 10/2/13 and 10/16/13

We meet at:  Jason’s Deli 12955 Fair Lakes Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA 22033

Each month on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Just an informal get together to connect with your support group friends. No need to RSVP, just drop in! Light meals, beverages and desserts are available.

2)  Support group meeting –  Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am – 12 noon

At: Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3rd floor 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax VA 22033
Speaker: Sharon Talley
Topic: “Are there foods to eat that help Parkinson’s?”

3)  Change to Tuesday lunches in October

Time: 12 noon
At: Ledo Pizza, 11725 Lee Hwy Fairfax, VA 22030

We’re supporting a fundraiser that is being organized by one of our members for her sorority. Join us for lunch on any Tuesday in October at this particular Ledo’s and Ledo’s will donate a percentage of your bill to the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation in support of breast cancer research and education.

4)  Caregiving Conference – November 11, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Caregiving Journey: Smoothing out the bumps in the road.
Organized by the Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium

At: First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, Alexandria VA 22302

I realize this event is in November, but I thought it would be helpful for you to know about it earlier so you can plan for it if you’d like to attend.
You’ll have the chance to talk with other caregivers, learn practical tips on how to respond to behavioral issues, and visit with exhibitors who offer supported services.
Topics include: Behavioral Issues in Dementia, Finding Your Voice: Patient Advocacy for Caregivers, Family Dynamics in Caregiving, Living At Home – A Panel Discussion: When Mom Can’t Be Left Alone, and Humor and Caregiving: How to Lighten Up When Things Get Heavy
There is a $25 conference fee that includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials and certificate of attendance.
Limited free in-home respite care for persons with dementia, living in northern Virginia only will be provided by GraceFul Care. For more information about respite call (703) 904-3994 no later than October 15.

For more information about the conference, please call (703) 359-4440.
I also found information about the conference on the Internet here and here.

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