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Thursday, March 03, 2016

BWS: Annual Dinner with Bishop John T Walker School for Boys

Proceeds from the 7th Annual Dinner directly support the Bishop Walker School and its 90 students in grades JK through 6th. BWS was founded in 2008 as the Episcopal Diocese of Washington’s response to the serious educational challenges facing African American boys in low-income communities east of the Anacostia River. We strive to alter the educational and social trajectory of boys of limited economic means and prepare them for a life of leadership and service in their community and beyond.

When: Thu Mar 3 2016 (6:30 PM)
Where: The Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Fee? yes Please contact Suzanne Burrows at
Contact:Suzanne Burrows, (202) 591-3074

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Caregiver Bootcamp: Dementia 101 at Insight Memory Care Center

Join IMCC for a special day-long training event covering many essential caregiving topics! The bootcamp will include presentations from experts in the fields of financial planning, medical issues, legal needs, and care management.

Bootcamp Schedule:
10:00 am – 10:45am | Dementia Overview Learn more about the medical aspects of the disease, including an overview of the types of dementia, and the current state of research in the field.
10:45 am – 11:30 am | Legal Needs There are many legal needs to be taken care of such as powers of attorney, wills and estates, guardianships, and trusts. An elder law attorney will lead this discussion on steps to get your legal needs on the right track.
11:45 am – 12:30 pm | Caregiver Resources Caregiving is tough! Learn more about what caregiver resources are available in our area, and how these services may be able to help lighten your caregiving load.
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm | Financial Needs The financial costs of long term care and long term caregiving are enormous. Presented by a financial manager with expertise in long term care planning, explore some of your options for this important aspect of caregiving.
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm | Understanding Behaviors For those with memory impairments, sometimes the only form of communication provided is through behavior, both positive and negative. Learn the process for understanding difficult behaviors.
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm | Panel Discussion There is a lot of information to take in! We will recap the day with a caregiver panel discussion; bring your questions and we will discuss how to best put today’s ideas into practice!

When: Sat Mar 5 2016 (09:30 AM – 3:00 PM)
Where: Insight Memory Care Center, Mazawey Education and Support Center, 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Fee? no
Contact: Christi Clark, (703) 204-4664
For more information: click here

Biker Barre Classes for GOTR-DC at Girls on the Run – DC

Join us at Biker Barre on Saturday, March 5th for a fun afternoon including a special bike and barre class, fun giveaways, snacks and organic tonics. Classes are $20 each and expected to sell out quickly. Don’t miss this great work out! Take a new class or an old favorite!! Both bike and barre classes benefit Girls on the Run – DC! Biker Barre is a first of its kind studio on the Hill. Offering intense, music-driven classes on bikes and at the barre, they’re bringing their own breed of intense, effective workouts to GOTR-DC supporters to raise funds for young girls!! The afternoon schedule is as follows: 1:00 pm – Event check-in 1:10 pm – Bike class starts 1:20 pm – Barre class starts 2:05 pm – Bike class get out 2:10 pm – Barre class get out 2: 05 pm – 2:30 pm – Reception 2:30 pm – Giveaways Get your tickets today as spots are limited to 45. (30 spots for bike and 15 for barre)

When: Sat Mar 5 2016 (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)
Where: Biker Barre, 738 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Fee? yes $20
Contact: Kelly Makimaa, (832) 443-8909
For more information: click here

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Breakfast of Champions at City Year Washington, DC

Join City Year Washington, DC for a Breakfast of Champions! Hear from our corps members about their service in District of Columbia public schools and enjoy networking over bagels and coffee.

When: Wed Mar 9 2016 (08:30 AM – 09:30 AM)
Where: 1875 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20009
Fee? no
Contact: Sarah Cotter, (202) 742-7378
For more information: click here

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