Senior Care & Memory Fair

Floris UMC 13600 Frying Pan Rd, Herndon, VA 20171, USA
Senior Care & Memory Fair
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Start Date
03/28/2020 1:00 pm
End Date
03/28/2020 4:00 pm

Please join us for a Free Community Event to learn about a variety of senior care resources and dementia caregiver tips. Enjoy hearing two important panel discussions, “Solving the Care Continuum Puzzle” and “Dementia Caregiving at a Glance,” and connect with a variety of organizations supporting seniors.

Hear from experts in the health field to learn what care options are available, how they differ and which may be right for you or your loved one. Learn tips from medical professionals and specialists about coping with the diagnosis of dementia and how best to care for a loved one with memory issues.

1 p.m. – Fair Opens, resource tables and free memory screenings available until 4 p.m.

A number of senior care and memory resources will be available to answer your questions, including but not limited to:

Alzheimer’s Association
ElderTree Care Management Services
Fairfax County Office On Aging
Fairfax County Adult Day Health Care
Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program
Heritage Hall Rehabilitation Center
Herndon Senior Center
HomeWatch Caregivers of Loudoun
INOVA Health Systems
Insight Memory Care Center
Live In Place
Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax
Old Dominion Home Care
Positive Aging Sourcebook
The Gardens at Fair Oaks
The Medical Team
VITAS Healthcare

1:30-2:30 p.m. – “Solving the Care Continuum Puzzle” panel discussion.

Medicare-based therapy at a rehab center, home health care, care management, hospice services – there are many care options, allow our panel to help you understand the differences and navigate the best course of action.

The panel speakers are:

Pamela Andrews, AVP Case Management Inova (Case Management)
Michele Thornley, Rehab Case Manager Inova (Acute Rehab)
Mary Vorpahl, Administrator Heritage Hall (Skilled Nursing Facility)
Mary Ellen Knecht, Medical Team Member (Skilled Home Health)
Melissa Wertz, Vitas (Hospice/Palliative Care)
Diana Gilbert, Old Dominion Home Care (Home Care)

2:30-3:30 p.m. – “Dementia Caregiving at a Glance” panel discussion.

Memory impairment is unsettling, learn about initial diagnosis, communications and safety tips, managing troublesome behavior and personal care. Bring your questions for the panel of experts and family caregivers.

The panel speakers are:

Dr. Cynthia Sullivan, Neuropsychology Associates of Fairfax
Brigid Reynolds, Nurse Practitioner at Georgetown Memory Disorders Program
Lindsey Vajpeyi, Director of Education & Outreach IMCC
Carol Blackwell, Founder of Northern Virginia’s first Memory Café

4 p.m. – Fair closes

Please click here to sign up or email Carol Benson ( for more information.

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13600 Frying Pan Rd, Herndon, VA 20171, USA

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