Resources for Seniors & Caregivers

Free Classes during COVID-19

As we go through this pandemic together month after month, the isolation takes a toll on us all, but especially our older adults. Well, one thing we can do together is focus on what we and they can do, and the beauty in and around us.

These complimentary classes are a gift from me and my family to help in this effort. Each episode lasts 20-30 minutes and includes a little journey to find the inspiration for our painting, step-by-step guidance, and inspiration from other seniors I’ve had the honor to have as my students. They too, at one time, said “I can’t paint”, which later became “I can’t believe I painted that!” Oh what joy we’ve shared together and how I miss them so!

Whether you just watch or want to paint along with me, I hope our time spent together is meaningful for you. If you need a list of recommended supplies, please click here.

As an extra gift to those who wish to subscribe to my mailing list, I’ll send written step-by-step directions for all the videos below, and announcements of more resources to help us continue to be inspired and connected to one another.

Episode 1: Painting Virginia Bluebells
Episode 2: Painting Cherry Blossoms
Episode 3: Painting Wildflowers
Episode 4: Painting Beach Flowers

Free Dementia Education Workshop on Nov 12, 2014 in Leesburg

Please join me at this 1/2 day event specifically designed for families and caregivers of individuals with memory impairments. Speakers include a geriatric pyschiatrist, neurologist, senior advisor, author, as well as yours truly! It will be held November 12th at the Best Western Hotel in Leesburg, VA (727 E. Market St.). Registration and breakfast start at 8:00am and the event ends at 12:30pm.

Admission is free but registrations are required. Click here to see the details about the event, and/or to register.

Memory Café (the Alzheimer’s Support Group of Sterling, VA)

memorycafeMeet new friends, socialize, relax and participate in activities in a safe, relaxed atmosphere. This group is for people with mild to mid-stage memory loss and their caregivers.

Where: Galilee United Methodist Church in the Youth Center, 45425 Winding Rd, Sterling, VA 20165

When: 2nd Saturday of the month, 12-2pm

Bring: Your own brown bag lunch. Soft drinks and dessert are provided.

For more information or questions, please contact Dee Stuebing: 571-243-6199 (cell) or email