Events

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

Help Mom & Dad Make All the Right Moves
March 28, 2017 — 6:00 PM (Dinner included in this free seminar)
Brightview Senior Living 3450 Gallows Road, Annandale, VA
To register call Mark at 703.810.3476
From Planning and Right-sizing, to Choosing and Affording a Community, you will hear from a panel of experts including Dr. Simmons who will discuss our changing needs as we age, Kay H. Bransford on Protecting and Managing Finances, Magaret Vaccaro, LCSW, on Choosing the Right Community, and Kudzei Munzvandi on planning and right-sizing.

Caregiver Boot Camp
April 26, 2017 Sunrise of Arlington  2000 North Glebe Rd Arlington, VA 22207
To Register call: 703.524.5300 and ask for the Activity Coordinator
Sponored by Care With Love
Join us to learn how to become a world-class advocate for your loved one and move out of the feeling of overwhelm.  In this one-hour program, we will walk through the key items to collect and organize, review simple tools to help you take control, and discuss resources to help you navigate the next steps of your caregiving journey. Every attendee will leave with a FREE toolkit that includes: Important Documents Checklist, What to Save and What to Shred, and a free copy of MemoryBanc: Your Workbook for Organizing Life (valued at $19.95).

Fighting Elder Fraud Together
April 27, 2017 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM Noon – 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

How to Go from Overwhelmed to Ordered
June 13, 2017 2 to 3 PM
Brooke Grove Retirement Village 18131 Slade School Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860  To Register: Call Toni Davis at 301.388.7209 or send email to tdavis@bgf.org (must register prior to Sunday, June 11 to reserve your spot)
If you feel overwhelmed by decisions that need to be made, tasks left undone and the emotions that come with changes in a loved one, this seminar is for you. Learn the benefits of using a system to help manage documents, accounts and assets to help you take control and be a great advocate for your loved one. You’ll leave with a copy of the Important Documents Checklist to help you get started and a better understanding of what you’ll need along your caregiving journey.

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.