September WFAHA Meeting: Presentation from Meagan Funn of HealthSouth
Sep
27
8:30am 8:30am

September WFAHA Meeting: Presentation from Meagan Funn of HealthSouth

 

HealthSouth representatives speak on their requirements for admissions, preferred insurance providers, how HealthSouth has changed, any new services that they offer, any challenges that they are facing, what kind of patients/clients they are looking for, what would disqualify a patient from being able to be admitted, how referrals work/the process, preferred providers (MDs?), how they are getting around challenges from other rehab facilities, what their territory is, what other partnerships they have currently, and the criteria for Parkinson's patients.

For more information about this event and to register, please visit their website.

Reminder: Additional parking available at the Bowling Alley behind the community. The shuttle will transport you to the community. 

 
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Oct
4
8:30am 8:30am

October 2017 General Meeting @ Ashleigh of Lansdowne

Presentation:  Anthony Nunez of INF Robotics, Inc.

Summary: INF Robotics Inc. was founded to bring to market an in-home automated companion for seniors ("RUDY")that also works well alongside caregivers. We have a different approach to our solution and that is one that is a user centered design. Seniors have specific needs and expectations when it comes to technologies they work with and we are the experts in fulfilling those needs and expectations.

Learn more about INF Robotics, Inc. on their website (http://www.infrobotics.com/) or Facebook page (INF Robotics Inc)

 
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Agenda:
8:30-9:00am — Networking
9:00-9:35am — Guest Speaker
9:35-9:45am — Introductions-Name and company only please
9:45-9:55am — Member Event announcements
9:55-10:00am — Old business, new business
10:00-10:30am — Networking

Open to all businesses and individuals interested in participating. No RSVP is necessary.

Location:
Dining Room on Main Floor
Ashleigh at Lansdowne
44124 Woodridge Pkwy
Leesburg, VA 20176

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Oct
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

Hope for Lyme Music Fest

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Attention music and wine lovers!  Hope for Lyme Music Fest is coming to the best outdoor concert venue in Loudoun, Tarara Winery!  

Featuring special performances by the Reflex - the Ultimate 80s Tribute Band and School of Rock, along side a Health & Wellness Expo and guest speakers! 

Grab your chairs, blankets, and dust off your parachute pants, Jordache jeans, and Rubik’s Cubes and prepare yourself for the sounds of The Reflex – The Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band & School of Rock because this is one lyme awarness event you won't want to miss!

You're also more than welcome to bring a cooler with anything EXCEPT for alcoholic beverages.

Doors Open @ 4pm

4pm-8pm          Health & Wellness Expo
                          Featured Speakers
5pm-6pm          School of Rock
7pm-9:30pm     Reflex - The Ultimate 80s Tribute Band

Tag your pictures on FaceBook & Social Media at #HopeForLymeVA and win a prize for best picture at the concert!

$20/pp until August 31st
$25/pp from 9/1 - 10/6
$30/pp day of event

To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit our website!

Can't make the date? Your contribution is still welcome and your tax deductible donation can be made here.

Want to get involved?!

Sponsorship
Sponsorship opportunities and booths for the Health & Wellness Expo are still available so reach out if you're interested before space fills up!  Click here for more information about sponsorship levels!

Volunteers
We're also looking for volunteers so be sure to touch base if you'd like to help!
 
For more information on how you can get involved in this event email us at info@keylyme.org.

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Dec
9
7:00am 7:00am

Arthritis Foundation's Loudoun Jingle Bell Run 5K

Be part of the longest-standing, holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and fight with us to conquer arthritis!

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause.

For more help or information about the 2017 Jingle Bell Run of Loudoun County, contact Rachel Wissinger at rwissinger@arthritis.org or call 703-743-7532.

 
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Senior Spelling Bee @ Ashleigh at Lansdowne
Sep
15
10:00am10:00am

Senior Spelling Bee @ Ashleigh at Lansdowne

 
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NEW LOCATION

The Spelling Bee has moved! Come join us at Ashleigh at Lansdowne, 44124 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg, VA.

You're Invited!

Host: Toni Reinhart

Come cheer on our seniors to see who has the best spellers! Open to the public, refreshments and door prizes. The charity this year is Honor Flight Network.

We are still signing up communities - email Toni at reston@comfortkeepers.com if your community is interested in competing.

Come on out! There will be:

  • Prizes
  • Trophies for the winner and winning senior living community
  • Refreshments

Do you have the best spellers in your community?  Here’s how it works:

  • Senior Centers, Assisted Living Communities, Independent Living Communities and other groups of seniors 55+ sign up to participate
  • Packets will be distributed to participating communities in June with the rules, sample words, and tips for studying
  • Communities run spelling bees in August to pick a winner and an alternate (let us know if you want help running your spelling bee)
  • Send your winner and alternate to the Spell-Off in September (don’t forget your cheering section!)

We are supporting Honor Flight Network this year, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure.

 

 
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Sep
6
8:30am 8:30am

September 2017 General Meeting @ Ashleigh of Lansdowne

Presentation:  Brain Building: Keep Your Brain Fit & Combat Aging 

Summary: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks" is a familiar saying, but science has proven that it isn’t true. Our brains grow throughout life, which gives us a great opportunity to offset the challenges of aging. This talk will discuss techniques that have been shown to boost brain power without medication and are easy, fun, and based on cutting edge research. These methods are helpful for all ages; the sooner you start, the greater the benefits!

Speaker: Dr. Ellen Clarke has been involved in cutting-edge scientific research on brain training, cognitive intervention, and performance enhancement techniques for many years. This work has been funded by highly regarded scientific agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She authors regular articles on gaining and maintaining an optimal brain at any age.

Dr. Clarke received her PhD in Human Factors and Applied Cognition from George Mason University, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. Her graduate research focused on combining psychology with neurotechnology, particularly molecular genetics and electroencephalography (EEG), to understand and improve cognitive function.

 

Agenda:
8:30-9:00am — Networking
9:00-9:35am — Guest Speaker
9:35-9:45am — Introductions-Name and company only please
9:45-9:55am — Member Event announcements
9:55-10:00am — Old business, new business
10:00-10:30am — Networking

Open to all businesses and individuals interested in participating. No RSVP is necessary.

Location:
Dining Room on Main Floor
Ashleigh at Lansdowne
44124 Woodridge Pkwy
Leesburg, VA 20176

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Networking with a Cause Breakfast @ Sunrise of Countryside
Aug
31
8:30am 8:30am

Networking with a Cause Breakfast @ Sunrise of Countryside

 
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Join us at Sunrise of Countryside for “Networking with a Cause Breakfast”

Date: Thursday, August 31st, 8:30am –10:00am

Cause: Humane Society       

At Sunrise of Countryside we are starting a new networking group that will meet monthly.  We will have a different cause we recognize and ask for donations each month.  The residents at Sunrise of Countryside will help distribute the donations at the end of the month.  We are excited to say that this month we are asking for items to take to our local Humane Society.  The donation box will be up all month and we ask that you help us each month by joining us, bringing an item to donate, enjoying breakfast and participating in some great networking opportunities.  We hope to see you here!! Thank you to everyone that helped last month, you put a smile on many faces with your help!

RSVP to Katherine Rau at 703-430-0681 or Countryside.DOS@sunriseseniorliving.com

 
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Aug
17
11:30am11:30am

Lunch and Learn on Downsizing and Antiques @ Arbor Terrace of Herndon

 

Downsize, Transition and that Heirloom: Treasure or Trinket

by Beckyanne Theriot, Lifestyle Transition Administrator and Mark Grove, Accredited Senior Appraiser (Antiques, Art, other Values)

Join us to learn more about how to downsize and prepare for a move by Beckyanne; and Mark will provide information on how to liquidate valuables and the price tag or market value of heirlooms or that trinket.

Please RSVP. Space is limited. Call 703.956.6311 or email sfields@arborcompany.com

 
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WFAHA Summer Party and Auction @ Johnson Center at Falcon's Landing
Aug
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

WFAHA Summer Party and Auction @ Johnson Center at Falcon's Landing

 

Summer Party and Fundraiser

Join Us and Bring a Colleague!

• 4 PM to 6:30 PM – Mix, mingle and enjoy great food
• 4 PM to 6:00 PM – Silent Auction > so bring cash or checks

We are delighted each year to raise money to help those in our community

Money raised will benefit local charities: 

• Alzheimer’s Association Walk
                     &
• Susan G Komen – Breast Cancer

$10 cash donation at the door

Thank you as always for your ongoing support each month by attending the meetings and by your continuous commitment to help others in the community. You are APPRECIATED! 

Come for an assortment of appetizers and fun!!

Cheese/Dips/Crackers, Antipasti Platter, Pizzas, Desserts
- Beer, Sangria, Water and Soft Drinks

RSVP: Sonya Amartey at 703.766.9025
samartey@alz.org or wfaha2013@gmail.com

Parking: Parking is inside the gate of Falcons Landing. There will be event parking signs where people can park. Falcon's Landing will provide a shuttle to go around the property to bring people to The Johnson Center and return them to their cars.

 
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Effective Estate Planning for Diminished Capacity @ Rivercreek Country Club
Aug
8
8:00am 8:00am

Effective Estate Planning for Diminished Capacity @ Rivercreek Country Club

 

Effective Estate Planning for Diminished Capacity: Can You Really Avoid a Guardianship?

with Diana S. C. Zeydel

The Catoctin Estate Planning Council cordially invites you to attend a breakfast presentation to learn more about "Effective Estate Planning for Diminished Capacity: Can you Really Avoid a Guardianship?"

This presentation will focus on lifetime planning for a client with diminishing capacity (physical or mental impairment) and whether a guardianship can be avoided. Additionally, discussion will cover potential family disharmony and how estate planning documents stand up in the event of a guardianship. Ms. Zeydel will cover what we should add to our estate planning documents, even absent a dispute, to ensure the ability to deal with all aspects of preserving and enhancing the estate plan when the client is no longer able to act.

This event is designed to provide attendees with access to an industry expert and allow you to sponsor a table of ten. 

Breakfast will be served.

Schedule
8:00am Registration 

8:15am Networking Breakfast 

8:30-10:00am Presentation  

Cost:
Members: $20.00  
Member Table: $350 for a reserved sponsored table of ten.

Nonmembers: Single Ticket $35.00*
Nonmember Table: $500 for a reserved sponsored table of ten.

Registration is required. To register, click this link.

 
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Beer Tasting and Open House @ Arbor Terrace of Herndon
Aug
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

Beer Tasting and Open House @ Arbor Terrace of Herndon

 

Beer Tasting and Open House

with Scott Maguire, Always Best Care at Arbor Terrace of Herndon

Join us to taste a variety of beers, hard ciders and other beverages. A great way to end the week, mix and mingle with friends and just enjoy.

Please RSVP, since space is limited. Call 703.956.6311 or email sfields@arborcompany.com

 
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Aug
2
8:30am 8:30am

August 2017 General Meeting @ Ashleigh of Lansdowne

Presentation: Dr. Pinky Khatri has provided unsurpassed hearing health care services for over 5 years. Respected by the medical community, and the patient she serves, Dr. Khatri is uniquely suited to help your hearing healthcare issues. Her professional experience includes working in a variety of settings including medical, school system and private practice. She has treated pediatric, adult and geriatric patients using latest hearing aid technology and assistive listening devices.

Dr. Khatri received her undergraduate degree from Sri Ramachandra Medical College in 2005 and received her Doctorate in Audiology from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2009.

She will be educating us on the effects of untreated hearing loss. One in Five Americans have hearing loss, Many are aware that their hearing has declined but are hesitant to seek help. They are often embarrassed by the weakness or feel like they can get by without using a hearing aid. Unfortunately, studies show that too many wait for years before taking their next step and seeking help.

Research demonstrates considerable effects of untreated hearing loss on social, psychological, cognitive function. Each can have extensive implications that go well beyond hearing alone. Aging also brings cognitive processing deficits that interfere with communication and can create distractions that lead to memory loss, falls and other accidents.

 

Agenda:
8:30-9:00am — Networking
9:00-9:35am — Guest Speaker
9:35-9:45am — Introductions-Name and company only please
9:45-9:55am — Member Event announcements
9:55-10:00am — Old business, new business
10:00-10:30am — Networking

Open to all businesses and individuals interested in participating. No RSVP is necessary.

Location:
Dining Room on Main Floor
Ashleigh at Lansdowne
44124 Woodridge Pkwy
Leesburg, VA 20176

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Jul
30
11:00am11:00am

Fraud Protection Training by MyChoiceTech

 

MyChoiceTech presents -  free 30-minute fraud protection training!

Location: Reston Regional Library

Address: 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA 20190

Time: Sunday, July 30, 2017. Class duration 11:00-11:30 A.M.

Description: Everyday, cyber criminals target older adults through email, phone, and text to elicit valuable data and money. Using sophisticated tactics - they deceive users into giving them access to their devices or taking a certain action that leads to the loss of valuable data. MyChoiceTech’s fraud protection course will teach you how to protect yourself against these attacks and stay alert to new ones that may arise.

How to sign up: Email mychoicetech.com@gmail.com or call 703-951-3867 to secure your spot in the training.

Areas that will be covered:

  • Email - Your email is one of the many entry points for cybercriminals to enter your computer. Using sophisticated methods, they have the ability to steal money, data, and/or infect your computer with malware.
  • Medicare/Social Security - Medicare and Social Security contain value that cybercriminals leverage to do various criminal activities. They have the ability to apply deceiving tactics to make you give them your information. This course will show you how to protect yourself from falling victim to these alarming tactics widely used by cybercriminals.

Important: Due to limited space, we only have five available spots for our demo training, so sign up fast to get a spot at the training. Also, visit www.mychoicetech.com to see all of our in-home trainings.

 
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Jul
26
8:30am 8:30am

Caroline Raker to Speak at WFAHA

Topic: Virginia Medicaid Waiver: Changes that Might Benefit Us!

Caroline Raker will share the new changes in the waivers along with additional services available to clients w/ waivers.
Since we are a resource it is good to know services available to elderly or disable individuals with functional and nursing needs that also meet the Medicaid Financial Criteria.  

Reminder: Additional parking available at the Bowling Alley behind the community. The shuttle will transport you to the community. 

If you would like to join us, please register here!

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Jul
10
10:30am10:30am

Town Hall with Congressman Gerry Connolly

  • 8200 Greensboro Drive McLean, VA, 22102 United States (map)
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Alzheimer's Association News is hosting a Town Hall with Congressman Gerry Connolly

Monday, July 10 from 10:30am - 12:00pm
Registration opens at 10:00am

Location:
Alzheimer's Association
National Capital Area Chapter
Conference Center
8200 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Guest panelists:
Richard G. Thissen. National President
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)

Sharon Davis, Commissioner
Virginia Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Commission

Sarah Henry, Director
Prince William Area Agency on Aging

Karen Hannigan, Supervisor, Aging, Disability, and Caregiver Resources
Fairfax County Area Agency on Aging

Jane Priest, Programs and Services Manager
Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Sadaf Ahmad at 703.766.9027 or sahmad@alz.org.

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Jul
5
8:30am 8:30am

July 2017 General Meeting @ Ashleigh of Lansdowne

Presentation: Alison Krawiecki, PsyD, is a licensed clinical, health, and neuropsychologist who practices with the Atlantic Counseling Group.

She will be educating us on what a neuropsychologist is and how this branch of medicine compares to a counselor, psychotherapist or psychiatrist. Atlantic Counseling Group providers offers treatments for a broad range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, trauma, addictions, OCD, marital and family issues, and developmental disorders.

Her bio can be found here: http://www.atlcgr.com/akrawiecki

 
 

Agenda:
8:30-9:00am — Networking
9:00-9:35am — Guest Speaker
9:35-9:45am — Introductions-Name and company only please
9:45-9:55am — Member Event announcements
9:55-10:00am — Old business, new business
10:00-10:30am — Networking

Open to all businesses and individuals interested in participating. No RSVP is necessary.

Location:
Activity Room on the Second Floor
Ashleigh at Lansdowne
44124 Woodridge Pkwy
Leesburg, VA 20176

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Jun
28
8:30am 8:30am

Elder Law Attorney Valerie Geiger to Speak at WFAHA

Valerie Geiger, an Elder Law Attorney, will give us an update on capacity, changes in the law, and what we should know in senior living. She will also share how she refers and places clients.

Reminder: if there are no spaces available, additional parking is located at the bowling alley behind the community. The shuttle will pick you up from there.

If you would like to join us, please register here!

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