Events

The following are free or fee-based events open to the public.

Total Brain Health Course: 4 Weeks to a Better Memory!
4 Sessions | September  13, 20, 27, October 4 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Long and Foster, 1355 Beverly Road, McLean, VA 22101
To request a registration form, call our offices at 703.436.2827

Over 4 weeks, participants will:
– Rev up your recall for names
– Learn memory strategies to help you keep better track of those things we always lose like our glasses, keys, etc.
– Learn what the science really shows we can all do to keep sharp and reduce our risk for memory loss
– Boost your retention for conversations and things you read and see

Fighting Elder Fraud Together
September 12, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM – McLean Square, McLean, VA 22101
Register Here

This course will cover the 3 things we can do to fight elder fraud together. In this session you will also learn:
⦁  Common elements scam artists use
⦁   Resources to learn about ongoing scams
⦁  Ways to help in our community to fight these scammers

Total Brain Health Course: 4 Weeks to a Better Memory!
4 Sessions | Thursdays from Oct. 5th to Oct. 26th 10:30-11:30 AM
Asbury Methodist Village
To register, call 301.987.6444

Over 4 weeks, participants will:
– Rev up your recall for names
– Learn memory strategies to help you keep better track of those things we always lose like our glasses, keys, etc.
– Learn what the science really shows we can all do to keep sharp and reduce our risk for memory loss
– Boost your retention for conversations and things you read and see

Fighting Fraud
October 7 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Dolley Madison Library 1244 Oak Ridge Ave. McLean, VA 22101
To Register, call 703-356-0770 , choose option 4.
This course will cover the 3 things we can do to fight elder fraud together. In this session you will also learn the common elements scam artists use,  resources to learn about ongoing scams, and ways to help in our community to fight these scammers.

What to Save and What to Shred Workshop
October 10, 2017 11:00 AM  MCC@McLean Shopping Center
Many of us are overwhelmed with all the information we are keeping in our heads, on our phones, and in file cabinets and safe deposit boxes. Attendees at this workshop will learn:
⦁ What to save and what to shred
⦁ Which documents are important and why they should be organized
⦁ When and how to share this information with loved ones
⦁ How to tackle your piles and clear out unneeded papers

Organizing for a Lighter Life
Life Planning Network, October 6, 2017 at 11:oo AM
McLean Government Office – 1437 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA 22101
We are all “aging” and as we do, we tend to accumulate a steadily increasing amount of important information from our health records to critical financial data. While many people tend to ignore record-keeping in the earlier decades of adult life, this task takes on major significance as we mature. Some of us first realize the importance when we’re dealing with the changed life circumstances of parents or other loved ones.

Yet at any time of life, a fire, flood, traveling spouse, and even a power outage can bring to your attention the amount of important information you keep in your head, on your phone, under a keyboard, or in a file cabinet. Many couples divide-and-conquer household information, and many of the 107 million single adults haven’t considered who would step in to help if they ever needed it. You will learn about the documents, accounts, and assets that should be organized and will leave with:

  • an “Important Documents Checklist”
  • a guide on what to save and what to shred
  • an understanding of when and why to share this information with others

Positive Aging Fair
October 22, 2017 8:45 to 4:00 PM
Inova Center for Personalized Health Conference Center Fairfax VA 22031
The community is invited to attend the fair which comprises interactive and informative workshops promoting active aging through healthy lifestyles that may help you live longer, more independently, and more positively. Kay H. Bransford will be offering free two workshops on how to Simplify Your Life. 

What to Save and What to Shred Workshop
November 8, 2017 7:00 PM & November 14, 2017 2:00 PM
Reston Community Center 2310 Colt’s Neck Road, Reston, VA
Many of us are overwhelmed with all the information we are keeping in our heads, on our phones, and in file cabinets and safe deposit boxes. Attendees at this workshop will learn:
⦁ What to save and what to shred
⦁ Which documents are important and why they should be organized
⦁ When and how to share this information with loved ones
⦁ How to tackle your piles and clear out unneeded papers

OTHER POPULAR PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:

From Overwhelmed to Ordered — A 2.0 CEU Session Designed for Social Workers ( This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers #886732936)  Participants learn about the key information individuals should have organized and how to easily guide clients through a step-by-step process to turn overwhelm into order. In this session, attendees learn:

  • Which documents are important and why they should be organized
  • How to use the information and worksheets to help your clients
  • What to save and what to shred
  • When to share this information with loved ones
  • The key estate planning documents every adult over 18 should
    have in place and why

Each participant leaves with a complete toolkit prepared to serve their clients.

 

Are you Ready for the Rest of Your Life?
A fire, flood, traveling spouse, and even a power outage can bring to your attention the amount of important information you keep in your head, on your phone, under a keyboard, or in a file cabinet. Many couples divide-and-conquer household information, and many of the 107 million single adults haven’t considered who would step in to help if they ever needed it. You will learn about the documents, accounts, and assets that should be organized and will leave with a step-by-step guide to collect this information. Kay Bransford, author of “MemoryBanc: Your Workbook for Organizing Life” will discuss resources such as:  Which documents are important, Why your information should be organized,  What to save and what to shred,  When to share this information with others, and The key estate planning documents every adult should have.

If you are interested in having Kay speak, you can learn more about her topics and see some samples of her presentations.  Kay is invited to speak on a variety of subjects and recent speaking engagements include: 

– American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM), Maryland Chapter
– Arlington County Aging & Disability Services
– Arlington County 55+ Programs
– Arden Courts
– Asbury Methodist Village
– Brightview Senior Living
– Cherrydale United Methodist Church
– Chevy Chase Community Center
– Fairfax County Long Term Care Coordinating Council
– The Fairmont
– The Fairfax at Belvoir Woods
– Gaithersburg Community Center
– Great Falls Assisted Living
– Goodwin House of Alexandria
– George Washington University
– Insight Memory Care
– Lion’s Winter Conference
– McLean Community Center
– National Association of Professional Organizers
– National Association of Professional Women in Mortgage
– Prince William Chamber of Commerce
– Provident Presbyterian Church
– Reston Community Center
– Rockville Senior Center
– Rotary Club of Tyson’s Corner
– Vienna Women’s Luncheon
– Vienna Community Center
– Women’s Executive Lunch

If you would like to extend an invitation to Kay Bransford to speak, contact our offices at 703.436.2827.