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Lots of conversations in March and April!

Have you got your calendar ready to save these dates? Let’s go!

Wednesdays – March 8 and March 22, 11:30 am – ?

Lunch Bunch
At: Jason’s Deli,
12955 Fair Lakes Shopping Center (next to Starbucks). 

Please join our group on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s of each month for lunch at Jason’s Deli. No RSVP needed.
We order individually and meet in the back of the restaurant, with plenty of space. You can view their extensive and healthy menu on line at http://www.jasonsdeli.com/fairlakes, including vegetarian and gluten sensitive choices. Or just come for coffee and conversation. A casual setting to relax and enjoy good food and conversation with friends.

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Monday, March 13, from 10:00 am – 12 noon

Parkinson Social Network
– Come for the coffee, stay for the company and conversation!

Did you know . . .  March is Professional Social Work month?
What do social workers do and why are they important to the Parkinson community? Join our friend, Nancy Fiedelman, as she leads a discussion and answers your questions about what you can expect from social workers, particularly in a hospital or long term care setting. We’d like to hear from you about your experiences. Do you have some helpful tips to share?

We’d love to see you!     Click here to RSVP
People living with Parkinson’s or other related movement disorders, their carepartners, family, and friends are all welcome.

Our café is free and you’re welcome to bring (St. Patrick’s Day) munchies to share!
It’s also National Potato Chip Day if you prefer 🙂

Insight_logo_bwWhere?
Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions and map

More information at our Parkinson Social Network website.

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Saturday, March 25, 10:00 am – 12 noon

Fair Oaks Support Group monthly meeting

Our usual monthly gathering at the Sunrise at Fair Oaks!

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Wednesday, March 29, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Conversations with Caregivers, with Parkinson advocates and authors Angela and Karl Robb

Join us at Insight Memory Care Center for this first session in Conversations with Caregivers! These sessions provide opportunity for learning and open discussion with local authors on topics of interest for caregivers of a loved one with dementia or a related memory impairment. Join us for a great morning of conversation!

RSVP
Please contact Christi Clark at christi.clark@insightmcc.org or 703-204-4664.
You can also register online at InsightMCC.org; click on the event calendar at the top right of any page.

Insight_logo_bwWhere?
Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions and map

ANGELA AND KARL ROBB
A Soft Voice in a Noisy WorldA culmination of over twenty years of personal experience, in A Soft Voice in a Noisy World Karl Robb provides an assortment of tips and suggestions that have made a difference in his life and benefited him in his personal struggle with PD. This guide shows how one man successfully navigated the medical gauntlet with the support of his wife and care partner, and found his answers, often in the unlikeliest of places.

Dealing and Healing is a new workbook that explores living well with a health condition from a body, mind and spirit level. It is filled with exercises designed to expand self-awareness, refresh the body, calm the mind, and bring peace to the spirit.
Many thanks to our Book Sponsors: Old Dominion Home Care

CONVERSATIONS WITH CAREGIVERS SERIES
Conversations with Caregivers is an ongoing series to provide a forum for learning and open discussion with local authors.
All sessions are FREE, and open to the public.

RESPITE
Respite care may be available by request; please notify us when registering to confirm availability.

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

In recognition of April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month several local Parkinson support groups will be sharing information about Parkinson’s to increase the understanding of the needs of someone living with Parkinson’s. This is a joint effort of the Parkinson Social Network, the Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support group and the Women with Parkinson’s Disease support group.
We’ll be at Inova’s Fair Oaks hospital from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the following days:
     Monday, April 3          Friday, April 7
     Monday, April 24        Friday, April 28
We would really love your help – people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends – to help us on one of these days, even if it’s only for an hour, to hand out printed material and chat with staff and the visitors.

If you’d like to help, please contact Sonia Gow at Sonia@PatientsArePeopleToo.com or at (703) 378-7221.

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More Parkinson Social Network

Monday, April 10, 10:00 am – 12 noon

Join us at Insight Memory Care Center for our Fairfax café!
We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Wednesday, April 19, 10:00 am – 12 noon 

**NEW** Help us spread the word about our new café starting in Ashburn!
We’ll meet here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month as of April 19.
Location:
Tribute at One Loudoun – Welcome Center
20618 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA. 20147

Click here to RSVP
More information about both events at our Parkinson Social Network website.

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Saturday, April 22, 10:00 am – 12 noon

Fair Oaks Support Group monthly meeting

Last, but definitely not least, our regular meeting. Our April meetings are always special because our gracious hostess, Valerie Parker of the Sunrise at Fair Oaks, treats us to a yummy brunch!

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