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Navigating the Caregiver's Maze: Finding Support and Planning for Your Caregiving Journey

Every day, family caregivers go above and beyond to help their loved ones remain at home; however, most caregivers need additional support. Caregivers are often left feeling overwhelmed, confused or even guilty because of the stress involved with caring for an older parent or loved one.

If you are a caregiver in need of support, AARP Virginia and the Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC) invite you to a special event featuring retired Major General Antonio Taguba and others who will discuss the challenges facing caregivers and their families. This event is your opportunity to learn about local resources that are available to help you take care of your parents, your loved ones, and yourself!

Navigating the Caregiver’s Maze:
Finding Support and Planning for Your Caregiving Journey

Saturday, August 29
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Fairfax County Government Center 
Board Auditorium
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

Complimentary refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Reserve your seat today online or by calling toll free 1-877-926-8300.

Speakers include:

  • Antonio M. Taguba, Major General, U.S. Army Retired, AARP Community Ambassador
  • Ben de Guzman, National Managing Coordinator of the Diverse Elders Coalition
  • Sharon Lynn, Director, Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
  • Veronica Li, Author of Confucius Says
  • Leo Duran, family caregiver

Local representatives from these organizations will be on-site to answer questions and provide information:

  • Alzheimer’s Association® National Capital Area Chapter
  • Fairfax County Services for Older Adults
  • Fairfax County Adult Day Health Center
  • InovaCares for Seniors – PACE®
  • Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons

Download our flyer to share with your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues or other caregivers you may know.  All are welcome to join us at the free community event! 

For more information, visit

Reserve your seat today online or by calling toll free 1-877-926-8300.



Seeking stories from PAS users who have experienced disasters

The Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute along with the Center for Personal Assistance Services at UC San Francisco is collecting emergency and disaster experience stories from individuals with disabilities who use personal assistance services (PAS).  We expect these experiences will lead to valuable lessons, techniques, strategies, and skills.

This is an opportunity to share what you have learned in surviving an emergency.

To participate, you must:

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