Volunteer Events & Opportunities
Fairfax County Fairfax County’s free Family Caregiver Telephone Support Group meets by phone on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7-8 p.m. Share your experiences, gain support and get important information without having to travel. Register beforehand at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Telephone Caregiver Support Group. Call 703-324-5484, TTY 711.
30th Annual Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium Caregivers Conference, Friday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The conference "Gems: A Treasure Chest of Ideas" will have speakers and resources on topics important to caregivers. The $30 fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials, and certificate of attendance. First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King St., Alexandria. Find out more at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Caregivers Conference.
The Fairfax Commission on Aging meets on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at noon at the Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Rd., Burke. The public is welcome to attend and join in the comment period that begins each session. Find out more at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/coa.htm. Call 703-324-5403, TTY 711 for meeting access needs.
Fairfax County’s free Caregiver Seminar/Webinar Series features experts in Medicare, dementia care, mental health and wellness, nutrition and elder law. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Caregiver Support and Respite Programs or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.
10 Legal Issues Caregivers Should Know About, Thursday, Nov. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Caregivers often make health and financial decisions for loved ones. Learn what documents loved ones need in place, if the document age matters, and what happens if the documents fail or can’t be drafted. George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.
When is it More Than Just a Bad Day? — webinar, Wednesday, Nov. 9, Noon-1 p.m. Learn how to identify, cope, and find partnerships to support your family if depressive symptoms hit you or your loved one.
Simple Meals for Healthy Eating — webinar, Wednesday, Nov. 16, Noon-1 p.m. Learn tips to simplify meal preparation and eat healthy during the holidays and beyond.
Improving Family Conversations About Aging Issues, Wednesday, November 16, 7-8:30 p.m. It’s difficult for many families to talk about topics related to aging like help at home and driving. Learn easy-to-use tips for starting the conversation and keeping it going in a positive direction. Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly.
Fairfax County is offering free Medicare 101 and Enrollment Events. Find out more at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Medicare 101.
Medicare Enrollment Event, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lewinsville Senior Center, 1515 Great Falls St., McLean.
Medicare Enrollment Event, Friday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lorton Senior Center, 7722 Gunston Plz., Lorton.
Medicare Enrollment Event, Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington, Ste. 406, 7700 Little River Turnpike., Annandale
Medicare 101, Wednesday, Nov. 9, Noon-1:30 p.m. St. Luke Parish, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean.