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50+ Programs

Social Speakers Schedule for SIA

Dementia Friends Information Session
The one-hour session has information and activities that cover the five key messages everyone should know about dementia, what it is like to live with the disease and how to turn your understanding into action that supports people living with dementia. This session is offered by Dementia Friendly Fairfax. Speaker: Lindsey Vajpeyi.

Virtual
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
1455.221          W, 10/6          11 a.m.-Noon


Good/Better/Best: Options for Keeping Your Family History Safe
Most of us have “stashes” of family history items in our attics, spare rooms, basements and storage units that we don’t have time, or know-how to deal with. Yet, they are being lost to decay with each passing year. Come to this informative talk and discover some basic steps you can take right now to preserve all kinds of materials that you have in your home and help ensure they will be there for generations to come! Speaker: Terri Blanchette.


In-Person
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
 W, 9/22          10 a.m.–Noon


Picture This: What to Do with All Those Photographs?
From the earliest unsmiling photographs to Instamatics and today’s digital collections, this fun, engaging and informative talk will share information on the various types of photographs found in family collections. We will discuss what they can tell us about the past, and how best to care for photographs whether we have them in boxes, frames or scrapbooks. Speaker: Terri Blanchette.


In-Person
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
 W, 9/29          10 a.m.–Noon


 

You and Your “Stuff” – How to Successfully Transition your Memories to the Next Generation
We’ve all heard the repeating phrase “Your kids don’t want your stuff”—and to an extent that is very true. Each generation embraces only those aspects from the previous generation that resonates with them. But, there IS a way to work with that fact to help ensure you not only successfully transition the “stuff” of your history, but also help the next generation not regret their hasty decisions. Speaker: Terri Blanchette.

In-Person
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
W, 10/20          10 a.m.–Noon



Digital Photographs Part One: Keeping/Naming/Sharing
Since the invention of the digital camera, we have all become collectors of instant images. So now what? How do you organize those images to make accessing them easier? Keep them safe in the ever-changing digital age? Share them effectively? Join us for a talk to find out—and bring your questions! Speaker: Terri Blanchette.


In-Person
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
W, 10/27          10 a.m.–Noon


 

Digital Photographs Part Two: Workshop
Taking what was learned in Part One, participants are encouraged to bring their laptops, phones, digital cameras, memory cards, flash drives – anything that has digital pictures on it. We will walk through moving, renaming and filing digital images and provide a hands-on opportunity to sort and organize their digital photos. Speaker: Terri Blanchette.


In-Person
1 session @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required.
W, 11/3          10 a.m.–Noon

 

In addition, the Alzheimer’s Association will present these workshops:

Effective Communication Strategies
W, 9/27          11 a.m.-noon

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
W, 10/8          11 a.m.-noon

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
W, 11/10          11 a.m.-noon

To Your Vitality!
Led by a registered dietitian-nutritionist for Giant, Kristen McGill, RDN, CSOWM, LDN, this three-week series covers key concepts for brain health, quick and easy meal solutions for one or two, and how to maintain healthy lifestyle factors, no matter what stage of life you’re in!

In-Person and Virtual (via Zoom)
3 sessions @ 1 hr, Free; registration is required
1920.221     
Registration for SIA Members opens Monday, 8/9

Registration for the public opens M, 9/13 
   
Week 1: The MIND Diet
Tu, 10/5          6-7 p.m.
Week 2: Cooking for One or Two

Tu, 10/12          6-7 p.m.
Week 3: Healthy Lifestyle Factors 
Tu, 10/19          6-7 p.m.