Family Caregivers provide 80% of the care for older adults and people with disabilities in Virginia.
The typical family caregiver is a woman between the ages of 35 to 60, often raising children and working full- or part-time. Caregivers experience stressors that impact their health, relationships, and financial and work status.
Education and Training for Family Caregivers
Aging Together county teams conduct programs and training sessions for family and professional caregivers. Watch our calendar for upcoming programs, such as levels of care, hands-on skills, and more.
We also work in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association/Central and Western Virginia, Grace Retirement Village, Culpeper County Library, Area Agency on Aging, and Healthy Steps as the Piedmont Dementia Education Committee (PDEC) to put on bi-monthly classes at the Culpeper Library.
PDEC also sponsors an annual dementia care training with continuing education units (CEUs). We are pleased to host nationally known expert, Teepa Snow, again this year (July 17, 2019, Eastern View High School). See our event calendar for details.
Caregiver Support Groups
Peer support facilitated by trained group leaders is available throughout the region.
Meets every second Wednesday 2:30pm Country Cookin’ Southgate shopping center Culpeper, VA .
Open to people with memory loss and their caregivers. The café allows for sharing and socializing. Call Bonnie Vermillion at 540-547-4824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fauquier/Warrenton Caregiver Support Group meets every 4th Wednesday at the Villa at Suffield Meadows from 4:30-5:30pm.
The Rappahannock Caregiver Support Group meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday at the Rappahannock Library from 10:00am – 12:00pm.
In September 2017, our Orange County Aging Together team put on a conference called “Navigating the Stages of Senior Care” with a panel of seven experts. Included was information on home care (both medical and non-medical), assisted living, in-patient rehab, and much more. Through grants from the American Woodmark Foundation and UVA HealthSouth, we were able to videotape the conference.
Aging Together compiles a list of local area resources that may be helpful as you look for services and programs for yourself, a relative or a neighbor or friend. Click below to access the latest list.
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