October 17, 2019

Dear friends, 

I hope you are enjoying the beginning of our fall season! Please join me for the fifth workshop in this Resource Workshops: Bringing Services to You series on Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the New Carrollton Branch Library, 7414 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton. The topic will be about programs, services, and opportunities for Veterans and their families in the County. 

Thank you to all those who joined me on August 22nd & September 26th for our past event series Resource Workshops: Bringing Services to You with presentations from   Alzheimer's Association & Dementia Friendly America and National Alliance on Mental Illness

Alzheimer's Association & Dementia Friendly America 
Currently, an estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with dementia, including an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and approximately 200,000  individuals age 65 and under.  

Although the terms "dementia" and "Alzheimer's" are often used interchangeably, while related, there is a difference. The Alzheimer's Association defines: 

Dementia: the umbrella term for diseases and conditions characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills that affect a person's ability to perform everyday activities. 

Alzheimer's: most common type of dementia. A progressive brain disease
that causes problems with memory, thinking, behavior, and loss of cognitive abilities for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. 

 is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. There are wonderful resources for caregivers and those living with the disease that Alzheimer's Association offers  here

Prince George's County Department of Family Services - Aging and Disabilities Services Division runs an ALERT & RETURN program for caregivers of individuals diagnosed with dementia. See below for more information: 

is a national initiative addressing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. DFAi is spearheaded by the Prince George's Department of Family Services Area Agency on Aging. Supportive services include a Call in Caregiver Support Group, Memory Cafe', and Caregiver Resource Saturdays programming - see more here 

Check out these additional resources provided at the workshop from Autism FYI, Bikram Yoga, and Family Choice Healthcare.

National Alliance on Mental Illness 

Did you know that 1 in 5 adults & 1 in 10 teens suffer from Mental Illness? National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an organization that has core services in education, advocacy, community outreach, and support for those who may know someone or are themselves experiencing mental illnesses. 

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NAMI offers support groups that provide a confidential place to share experiences and receive support from others who understand and care for your situation. All are welcome, read about their support groups here . 

During the workshop NAMI shared useful resources here and tips here.

We will continue to bring resources and information to our community. 

Together Strengthening Our Community,

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Throughout the year, Doctors Community Health System offers numerous screenings and support groups.


Friday, November 8, 2019 
Martin's Crosswinds, Greenbelt 
Click here  to register

Friday, November 8, 2019 
Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Center 

RSVP here by October 31, 2019

Monday, October 28, 2019 10am-3pm 
at the 
Hyattsville Municipal Building 

Prince George's County Residents over age 60 and income eligible. 

Reservations MUST BE MADE by: Monday, October 21, 2019

See the below application for services. 

See the below application for services. 

Register today for 
Call: 240-608-2527 or email:

Contact Your 
D3 Team


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