Senior Care: Fall Prevention and Acute Rehabilition

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Man Discussing Senior Care OptionsOn February 3rd over 100 senior-serving professionals gathered for networking and a great lunch at the newest acute rehabilitation center in the DC Metro area, HealthSouth of Northern Virginia.

Featured speakers include Medical Director Dominique L. Vinh, MD, Associate Medical Director Dr. Zuggo-Liszka from HealthSouth of Northern Virginia. In addition Tony Scheaffer of the Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition discussed the organizations exciting new developments and opportunities.

Videos of the ProAging Meeting

Please view the following videos that were graciously shot, edited and produced by Abby Sternberg.  To have Abby consult with you on your video needs visit

Fall Prevention and Rehab Solutions ProAging Program at HealthSouth from Abby Sternberg on Vimeo.

ProAging Presents Tony Schaffer:NO VA Fall Prevention Coalition from Abby Sternberg on Vimeo.

Attendee List from the ProAging Meeting  Group sharing ideas about recovery and in home care

Below is a list of attendees to help you continue networking and making connections.

Networking Event for those in Senior ServicesWe are very excited to be partnering with the Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition on their membership directory which will also be included in the next edition of Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook!I have attached a membership form and information on advertising — don’t miss this opportunity!Please contact Marlene Zaborsky with questions or comments at 703-992-1102 or

Next Meetings and GenSilent Screenings

Make sure you mark your calendars for the upcoming ProAging meetings which will cover two important issues

RSVP Required to these events, please email or call Marlene at 703-992-1102.

ProAging @ Vinson Hall – Social Work Month Celebration – Hospital Case Management

Date: Wednesday March 23, 2011

Time: Noon – 2

Location: Vinson Hall

6251 Old Dominion Dr

McLean, VA 22101

Description: Don’t miss one of the best networking and education events of the year! Opportunity to celebrate the great work that social workers do in helping elders and families.

This year we bring back one of our most popular and compelling programs to Vinson Hall!Hear first-hand accounts about what goes on in the regions Hospital Case Management Departments. This presentation will equip professionals with information to better guide your clients through the transition to and from the hospital. In addition, it will help you better understand the environment to communicate your offerings to case management offices.

ProAging @ The Fairfax – The Village Concept in the DC Area

Date: Friday May 13, 2011

Time: Noon – 2

Location: The Fairfax

9140 Belvoir Woods Pkwy

Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Description: Join other senior-serving professionals for one of the best networking events of the year. The Fairfax has a great venue and excellent food service.

This event is produced in partnership with the Washington Area Villages (WAV).Dont miss the opportunity to learn about the “Village Concept” and learn about the communities in DC, VA and MD that are on the forefront of this important movement.As a professional serving seniors and families this event will enable you to discuss this option with those you are serving and give you important information on where villages are in operation and development in our region.

GenSilent Screenings and Discussion — Gay Elders Go Back in the Closet

Gen Silent is the new documentary film from award-winning director and filmmaker Stu Maddux that puts a face on what experts call an epidemic: gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender seniors so afraid of discrimination in long-term/health care or bullying by other seniors that many go back into the closet.

Please join us for a screening of the 1 hour documentary followed by a discussion.

Date: Thursday February 24, 2011

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Location: Methodist Home of DC

4901 Connecticut Avenue NW

Washington , DC 20008

Date: Tuesday March 08, 2011

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: The Fountains at Washington House

5100 Fillmore Ave.

Alexandria, VA 22311

RSVP Required to these events, please email or call Marlene at 703-992-1102.

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