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April 2, Culpeper - Faithful Aging Conference: The third Faithful Aging Conference, presented by Pinnacle Living and the University of Lynchburg Beard Center on Aging, will be held at Culpeper Baptist Church. Persons of all faith traditions are invited to come learn, network and share best ministry practices as opportunities related to aging congregations and meeting the needs of older adults, inside and outside the walls of our faith communities are addressed. For more information and to register online, visit: www.lynchburg.edu/beard
April 2, Chesterfield - Caring for a loved one can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Come and join others at who are in the caregiving journey as we discuss concerns, share tips, and help each other at Chesterfield County Caregiver Connection. Participants can talk in a safe, supportive community with others who understand the challenges and needs of being a caregiver. 4 – 5:15 PM. Event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Aging and Disability Services at 804-768-7878 or AgingServices@Chesterfield.gov
April 2, Richmond - Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Education Spring Series at Brookdale. 1800 Gaskins Rd. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Register here.
April 3, Glen Allen - Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Greater Richmond Spring Caregivers Conference. Markel Building, 4600 Cox Rd. Register here.
April 11, Richmond – City of Richmond, Office on Aging & Persons with Disabilities presents Rightsizing – Home Improvement Costs vs. Value, with speaker, Ollie Chambers, Realtor, 10 a.m. - 12p.m., Huguenot Community Center, 7945 Forest Hill Avenue, Building #26. Please RSVP to (804) 646-1082 by Friday, April 5, 2019: http://www.richmondgov.com/officeonaging/
April 12, Midlothian – Summer Classes at LLI. The Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield will be releasing their Summer Catalog on site and online. For more information, visit www.LLIChesterfield.org or email info@LLIChesterfield.org.
April 12, Gloucester - Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapte rpresents Memories in the Making Gloucester County Library. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Register here.
April 16, Richmond - Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Understanding/Responding to Dementia Behaviors, VCU Health Services Day Center, 607 North 10th St., 9:15-10:15 a.m. Register here.
April 16, Richmond, – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter hosts Healthy Habits for Your Brain and Body, 12-1 p.m., VCU Medical Center Main Hospital, 1250 East Marshall St. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: Cognitive activity, Physical health and exercise, Diet and nutrition and Social engagement. Register here: https://bit.ly/2TKLmAN
April 18, Richmond - CarFit Event, AAA Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education - 9am – 12 pm. Dogwood Terrace Parking Lot. 10300 Three Chopt Rd. Schedule your 20 minute appointment todayCarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them. By appointment only. Schedule your appointment by calling: (804) 346-3111.
April 18, Chesterfield - Looking for summertime activities for the kids? Karen Watson, Summer Programs Manager with Chesterfield County Public Schools, will share ideas and information on enrichment and academic opportunities to keep your child tuned in and entertained during the summer months. Please RSVP if you plan to attend so that we can arrange for the free child care which is provided. Kinship Connection is a support group for grandparents and other kin who are raising a child. 4:30 – 6:00 PM. Chesterfield Community Development Building, Multi-Purpose Room, 9800 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield
April 18, Chesterfield - So you want to—or must—travel solo, but you are not quite sure where to start. Do you wonder where to get the best deals, how to join a group, feel concerned about safety, or have other questions? Triad member and travel enthusiast, Mary Katterfield, will lead our discussion. Come learn from others in Chesterfield TRIAD as we explore adventures in traveling as a solo. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 7500 Hull Street Road, North Chesterfield. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Aging and Disability Services at 804-768-7878 or AgingServices@Chesterfield.gov
April 22, Henrico - Ezbites seminar: Please join us to learn about an innovative and easy approach to eating for clients and residents with physical or cognitive concerns. 9 a.m., Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N Parham Rd.
April 23, Warsaw – It’s time to get your brain in shape! Just as physical exercise can help you keep your body strong, mental exercise can help your brain work better and lower your risk of mental decline. Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter hosts Brain Boot Camp, 10 a.m.-12 noon, Bay Transit, 111 Commerce Parkway. Join us for this fun and interactive class where we flex our mental muscles. Register here: https://bit.ly/2OdxDxf
April 23, Colonial Heights – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter presents Managing Difficult Behaviors, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Dunlop House, 235 Dunlop Blvd. During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. Attendees will learn to identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia; explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors; list strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors. Register here: https://bit.ly/2TEkzXt
April 23, Richmond – Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter hosts Coffee and Conversations, Manor House, 13500 North Gayton Rd. Part educational, part support group, persons with dementia, their families and caregivers meet monthly to discuss a topic relevant to life with dementia. For more information call 804.967.2580.
April 25, Chesterfield - Join the Chesterfield Council on Aging for a special presentation on Advance Care Planning presented by Nathan Kottkamp, Founder and Chair of National Healthcare Decision Day and Healthcare Attorney at McGuire Woods. This presentation will address the background and the mechanics of advance care planning in Virginia. Free and open to the public. Come meet us at Lucy Corr Village Mast Auditorium, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd, Chesterfield 23832 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For more information contact Aging and Disability Services at 804-768-7878 or AgingServices@Chesterfield.gov
April 25, Chesterfield - Join Chesterfield County Aging and Disability Services for Spring Senior Law Day. Legal documents to include Wills, Powers of Attorney & Advanced Directives are prepared FREE for Chesterfield's eligible seniors and individuals with disabilities. This program is for individuals who have never had their legal documents prepared. Eligibility requirement is less than $37,425 for a household of one. Pre-registration is required and documents are prepared by appointment only, so please contact Aging & Disability Services Office at 804-768-7878 or AgingServices@Chesterfield.gov. The location of the event will be provided when appointments are scheduled.
April 26-27, Burkeville - Piedmont Geriatric Hospital & Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation will host a job fair. For more information call 434-767-4472.
April 30, Petersburg – Prayer Breakfast in honor of Sheriff Vanessa R Crawford and her work with the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of persons with dementia, their families and caregivers in the Tri-Cities area, 9-11 a.m., Masonic Temple of Petersburg, 1004 Halifax St. There will be a $10 charge for the event with all proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’sAssociation Greater Richmond Chapter. For more information call 804.967.2580.
May 1, Henrico – “Everything You Wanted to Know About Funerals (But Thought a Little Creepy to Ask!)” Have questions about end-of-life arrangements, but don’t know who to ask? Please join us for a casual and informational conversation on planning for final arrangements. Ask your questions and learn about the benefits and peace of mind that come with advanced planning and have your questions answered. 5 – 6 pm, Brookdale West End, 1800 Gaskins Rd, Henrico, VA 23238. Please RSVP to Shauna.Brown@Brookdale.com orSusanCampbell@DignityMemorial.com
May 7, Burkeville - Sleep Issues for You and Your Patient: a workshop for anyone who has trouble sleeping or interacts with older adults who have sleep disturbances. Instructor David Norman is a staff instructor/Trainer II at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital. Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, $25, or $42 with CEUs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
May 10, Richmond - Join Greater Richmond Age Wave at United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg to hear about exciting local government initiatives happening in greater Richmond. Representatives from local governments will share news about their programs and discuss the importance of elder roles. 9:30 - 11 a.m., 2001 Maywill St.
#201. Register here.
May 23, Chesterfield - Join the Chesterfield Council on Aging for a special video training that raises awareness of ageism and shifts the paradigm of aging to include growth and opportunity. This set of tools can be used in any setting and for a multitude of different audiences-including aging services team members, consumers or members of the greater community. The training will be facilitated by Dr. Tracey Gendron, Interim Chair and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Gerontology. 9 – 10:30 a.m. at Lucy Corr Mast Auditorium, 6800 Lucy Corr Blvd, Chesterfield 23832. For more information contact Aging and Disability Services at 804-768-7878 or AgingServices@Chesterfield.gov
May 29-31, Williamsburg - The 25th VCPEA Annual Conference will be held at the Kingsmill Resort & Conference Center. The conference is open to professionals in a variety of disciplines who provide services to older adults, and are interested in increasing their awareness of the issues of adult abuse, neglect or exploitation.
June 1, Leesburg - Still Here But Not: Anticipatory Grief and Ambiguous Loss. Presented by Jamie Losiko_ -Kent, LCSW, Capital Caring Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging 742 Miller Drive SE. Please register by emailing email@example.com or call (703) 771-5407.
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