Transitions: Resources for Aging Gracefully

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Provided by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce

For the sixth year in a row, the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and the Prince William Area Agency on Aging are teaming up with Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center to sponsor the Transitions – Resources for Aging Gracefully Expo. The event will be held Wednesday, May 15 from 9:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. We are excited to announce a new location – Potomac Mills Mall.

Transitions is a free and educational expo showcasing resources that are available to seniors, families and caregivers in the Northern Virginia Region. Exhibits provide insights and answers for enhancing the senior living experience. The Expo features exhibitors conducting screening and highlighting resources to help seniors — and those who plan to become seniors one day– to live their best life. Everything at Transitions is free and open to the public, including admission and parking.

Join us in the Food Court at 9:00 a. m. for “Meet the Expert” as a representative from Sentara talks about Stroke Prevention and Awareness.

“Transitions is an important event to educate older adults and their caregivers about resources available in the Prince William Area. These resources can assist older adults with their aging in place goals and provide piece of mind for their caregivers and loved ones, ” said Sarah Henry, Director, Prince William Area Agency on Aging.

According to AARP, the number of workers with eldercare responsibilities is on the rise. This trend highlights the need to better understand the impact of family caregiving on work, and how working caregivers can better manage their work and caregiving responsibilities.  Transitions is designed to assist caregivers in planning ahead and identifying available resources to reduce time away from work.  Resources from healthcare and transportation assistance to opportunities to volunteer or learn new skills.

“This is a wonderful and free event that is open to the public to attend. From healthcare to housing, entertainment and volunteer opportunities; a wealth of resources exist for seniors and caregivers in our community. The Prince William Chamber and its partners have teamed up to provide all those in the region the opportunity to find out more about those resources in one location,” said Debbie Jones, President and CEO of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce.

She continued, “My family has benefited from the numerous area resources, from tapping into the Prince William Area Agency on Aging to finding a new home for my mom.”

“This is a fantastic opportunity, in a new and exciting venue, to find out what resources are out there for aging gracefully here in the region. Plan to join us for the Ribbon Cutting to kick off the event at 9:30 a. m. Area dignitaries have been invited to participate,” said Ross Snare, Director of Communications and Government Affairs for the Prince William Chamber.

The expo also features a number of senior living options for those looking to explore which venues would offer the best fit for their ideal future. Contact Margeaux Clark at 571-765-7571 if you want to be an exhibitor or need further information on this event.

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