Events

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

How to Keep Your Brain Sharp
September 25, 2018 10:oo – 11:30 AM
Mason District Government Center
To register contact Nickie Myers at Nickie @ YoursByDesign.com
Memory loss is not an inevitable consequence of growing old. As we age, we can experience mild changes in memory, but research shows that we can maximize our memory potential no matter what our age. Your are never too old, or too young, to learn how to ‘”rev up” your recall. Learn how memory works and the changes to be expected with aging. Discover three techniques to rev up recall and seven lifestyle choices that can make a difference to your memory.

Fighting Fraud Together
October 4, 2018 10:oo – 11:30 AM
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Annandale, VA
* Space is limited: To register contact Nickie Myers at Nickie @ YoursByDesign.com
This course will cover the three things we can do to fight fraud together. You will learn the common elements scam artists use, resources to learn about ongoing threats, and ways to help our fight these fraudsters. We will also walk through some current examples of how even charities and businesses are exploiting $17 billion from American’s every year.

Save or Shred?
October 11, 2018 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Reston Community Center
Many of us are overwhelmed with all the information we keep in our heads, on our phones, in file cabinets and in safe deposit boxes. Attendees 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; and how to tackle your piles of papers. This program is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of the attendees.

Keep Your Brain Sharp
October 26, 2018 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Reston Community Center
Memory loss is not an inevitable consequence of growing old. As we age, we can experience mild changes in memory, but research shows that we can maximize our memory potential no matter what our age. You are never too old—or to young—to learn how to rev up your recall. In this class, you will learn: how memory works and the changes we can expect as we age; three techniques to rev up recall and seven lifestyle choices that can make a difference to your memory. This class is for educational purposes only; there will be no solicitation or obligations of the attendees.

OTHER POPULAR PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:

What to Save and What to Shred?
Many of us are overwhelmed with all the information we are keeping in our heads, on our phones, in file cabinets and safe deposit boxes. Learn what documents are important, how to clear out unneeded papers and when and how to share this information with loved ones. 

Caregiver Academy: From Overwhelmed to Ordered
Become a world-class advocate for your loved one. Learn the key information you will need to navigate your journey and help protect your loved one from elder abuse and fraud.

From Overwhelmed to Ordered — A 1.0 CEU Session Designed for Social Workers 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.

What to Save and What to Shred Workshop
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

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.