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Recognizing Signs Your Aging Loved One Needs Assistance

From Mary Strunk of Right at Home:

For those who live far from their parents, the holidays are often a happy time of family reunions and catching up. But as loved ones age, this can also be a time of unpleasant surprises for those who discover that their aging loved one is showing signs of decline.

“Aging adults that are facing new limitations often try to avoid drawing attention to themselves. It’s not uncommon for an out-of-town relative to be unaware of the changes their loved ones are facing. Holiday family gatherings can be a good time to assess how your loved one is doing,” said Mark L. Turner, President of Right at Home of Northern VA.

But even if a loved one is experiencing new changes or challenges with age, are these changes serious? There are some key signs to look for that a loved one may benefit from in-home assistance.

This Saturday, Join Work It, Girl! Networking for its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble, Giveathon!

Work It, Girl! Networking is hosting its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble Giveathon!

Redskins baby Zoie's first trip to the dentist

A dental visit at an early age is a “well baby checkup” for the teeth. 

Redskins linebacker, Lorenzo Alexander, brought in his daughter Zoie to show parents how to care for their children’s teeth.  Teaching children good dental habits at a young age reduces the fear of going to the dentist and creates a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Leesburg Executive Airport Hosts 2010 Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free event promises fun for the whole family

Falls Church Halloween Carnival Around the Corner

From the City of Falls Church:

The City of Falls Church annual Halloween Carnival for infants through 5th graders is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St.  Entry fee is $1 per child, ages 2 and up.  Adults and children under 2 are free.  Activities are planned from 6-7 p.m. for infants through 2nd graders and from 7:30-8:30 p.m. for 3rd through 5th graders.  The live Creepy Creature Show is scheduled at 6:30 and 8 p.m. for all ages.

        Activities will include carnival games, a moon bounce, face painting, crafts, movies, candy, and a live Creepy Creature Show featuring the spookiest reptiles in nature!

The Halloween Carnival has been held annually for more than 30 years and is sponsored by the Falls Church Recreation & Parks Division. For more information, call 703-248-5077.

Detours & OnRamps: An Oct. 25th Forum On The Issues Facing Mothers In The Workplace


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