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Upcoming events of interest in September

September is Older Virginian’s Mental Health Month and the Fairfax County Division of Adult and Aging Services has partnered with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board to raise awareness about older adult depression and the importance of getting help. We are hosting three free one-hour presentations on depression and mental wellness in Herndon, Alexandria and Annandale.

Find out more at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/depression-is-not-a-normal-part-of-aging-get-help/.

Grace Lynch, MS, MSW
Manager, Communications
Division of Adult and Aging Services
Fairfax County, VA
703-324-5277, TTY 711


a FREE Webinar on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Cultivating Patience as a Caregiver
by Janet Edmunson, M.Ed.
For family and professional caregivers

Register Online Today by clicking the link below.
Or paste the link into your browser. Webinar will be 30 minutes in length. Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6900267069409421060

Webinar Description: One of the most frequent challenges that caregivers mention to me is patience and lack thereof. I found it also difficult to use patience during the difficult days of caregiving…and More…even on the easy days! Caregiving inherently takes time that we often don’t have and emotional strength that has already been tapped. The constant strain of caregiving on our mood and outlook can thrust us into impatience without much effort.  In this webinar, we’ll explore what we can do to cultivate patience in the midst of difficult caregiving pressures.

About Janet: Janet has over 30 years’ experience in the health promotion field. She retired in May 2007 as Director of the Prevention & Wellness for a staff of 20 at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Since retirement, as President of JME Insights, she is a motivational speaker, consultant and trainer, having spoken to hundreds of groups across the U.S. While working full-time, Janet took care of her husband, Charles, during the five years he fought a movement disorder with dementia. Janet wrote about her experience in her book, Finding Meaning with Charles. Janet has a Master’s degree from Georgia State University. For more information about Janet, see her website at http://www.AffirmYourself.com.

Space is limited and registrations are taken on a first come first serve basis.

For Additional Information: You can contact Janet at janet@janetedmunson.com with any questions you have about participating.

Web: http://www.janetedmunson.com



Walk Off Parkinson’s, September 18th at Nationals Park.

For information and to register http://www.parkinsonfoundation.org



Parkinson’s Cafe, September 12


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