Early Afternoon Workshops
1:45 pm- 2:45 pm

Caregiving:  A Shared Journey

Led by Carrie Brill, Caregiver Specialist and Management Analyst for Fairfax County’s Area Agency on Aging, and Lindsey Vajpeyi, Director of Education and Outreach with Insight Memory Care Center (IMCC)

Caregiving often comes with new responsibilities and unfamiliar tasks.  Learn how to prepare to care, gain an understanding of the steps to both caregiving and self-care, and create your care team.

Eating Well As You Age

Led by Cathy Turner, Director of Health Promotion and Senior Health at Virginia Hospital Center

Good nutrition is part of healthy aging. Acquire dietary tips on what you can do for optimal health to help keep you energized, fight slowing metabolism and prevent or manage chronic conditions.

Getting Out and About: A Transportation Toolkit

Panel discussion moderated by Cynthia Alarico, Fairfax County’s Mobility Manager.  Panelists include Tom Eversole, Executive Director of Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church, and Jennifer Kanarek, NV Rides Manager

Adults of all ages and abilities who wish to remain active — physically, intellectually, creatively and socially — within their community need reliable transportation. Whether you wish to use county transportation services, public transportation, ride-sharing services or volunteer driver programs, this workshop will give you the tools needed to navigate the many transportation options.

Looking for a Meaningful Volunteer Experience

Panel discussion moderated by Theresa Brown, Director, Volunteer Solutions.  Panelists include Lauren Kessler, Volunteer Manager, FACETS; Steve Mutty, CEO, Volunteer Fairfax; and Dorothy Keenan, Grand Involve

Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community.  However, the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.

Mind Over Money:  Reaching Your Financial Goals

Led by Shateela Winters, Edelman Financial Engines

Could your emotions be getting in the way of your investment decisions? Come discover how to train your brain and take control! In this interactive seminar, discover how to identify many of the biases that contribute to common mistakes in investing, helping you to be better prepared to manage your money now and through retirement.

Qigong: Moving Meditation

Led by Pauline Reid, Instructor

Qigong (Chee Gung) uses movement, breathing techniques and visualization to renew and replenish aspects of mind, body and spirit which may be out of balance or depleted.  Focusing on relaxation and stress relief, participants will discover simple, yet effective tools for improving their sense of well-being.

Relationships Count as We Age!

Led by Sharon Alperstein, LCSW

Developing and maintaining relationships are an important part of aging and are vital to our emotional well-being.  Discover ways to Increase your ability to connect with others, on and off-line.

Searching for a Job in the Digital Age

Led by Katherine Ponds, AARP Community Ambassador

Whether you are making a career change by choice or necessity, you can smoothly transition using the newest and best websites and apps. Find out how to age-proof your resume, how to use key words to help you get noticed, and gain tips for online networking.

Words Matter:  Communicating with Loved Ones Experiencing Memory Loss 

Led by Toni Reinhart, CDP, PAC, Dementia Friendly America Herndon

Are you living with a loved one that has memory loss?  Are you having trouble understanding why they are acting out?  Attend this engaging, interactive workshop to learn ways to communicate better with your loved one, and improve your relationship with your loved one.