The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Service & The Brain Injury Association of Virginia Present

Caregiver forum 2020


A virtual event is hosted entirely over the Internet. It will allow attendees to access live  sessions from their computers. Attendees participate through a event website page designed specifically for the Caregiver Forum The password protected website page is where you will access the presentations.

The Caregiver Forum is only for individuals caring for love ones with a brain injury.  This is important to allow caregivers to be able to openly confide in others with similar journeys. This event is LIVE and will not be recorded.  Only 35 individuals will be able to register, so register early! 

To participate, you need an Internet connection and web browser. For the best viewing experience, we recommend that you join the conference using a supported internet browser, which includes Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not recommended, as some functions, such as chat, are not fully supported.

If you experience buffering or issues with viewing the video stream due to your internet connection or if the video freezes refresh your screen.

The conference will be using WebEx and GoToWebinar as the two main formats to deliver content.  You do NOT need to have a WebEx and GoToWebinar account or log into these platforms.  You just need to access the event webpage and join from there.

To register please click the register button below and complete the form.  the cost is $10 to register.  Registration deadline is  October 23rd!  You will then receive an email with details on how to join the event on November 4th.

The Caregiver Forum will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. We will have plenty of breaks built into the schedule!

We are so excited to announce more details about our 2020 Virtual Caregiver Forum!  We have a packed agenda for opportunities to learn, network and take some time for YOU!  The forum will be on November 4th starting at 9:30 a.m. This event will be LIVE and the number of attendees will be limited to 35 so register early!  Registration opens  October 5th.  The cost to participate is $10.  

9:30-10 a.m. Welcome & Introductions Brain Injury Associaiton of Virginia & Department for Aging and Rehabilitation
10-10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15-11:00 a.m. Ice Breaker Activity Debra Holloway & Donnal Cantrell
11-11:15 a.m. Supporting your Love One's Independence Michael Cerretto MS
12:15-112:45 p.m. Lunch
1-1:45 p.m. Music Therapy Session Anna McChesney, Licensed Professional Counselor. Music Therapist.
1:45-2 p.m. BREAK
2-3 p.m. What Really Matters? - Discussion Groups BIAV & DARS

Registration Opens October 5th - questions contact Debra Holloway at 

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This project is supported [in part] by Grant #90TBSG0035-01-00 from the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and state contract # 14-322 administered by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions.  Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official policy of ACL or DARS.

Special Thanks to our Mission Partners:

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