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Free Professional Training Workshops

Join us for a free training specially designed for health care and social service professionals. As a Department of Social Services approved dementia training, participants will receive a certificate of attendance. View upcoming training dates below.

*Training is free, but RSVP is required. Please RSVP to 1.800.272.3900 or

Eastern Shore

Where: Hermitage Eastern Shore, Social Hall, 23610 North Street, Onancock, VA 23417

Dates and Programs

Thursday, June 14 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - 1 hr Dementia Basics and 1 hr Communications

Newport News

Where: Mary Immaculate Hospital, Conference Center (across from the hospital)
2 Bernardine Dr, Newport News, VA 23602

Dates and Programs - Click on the date and time to view more information!

Currently no training dates are currently scheduled.

Virginia Beach

Where: Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Rm 123, 3432 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
*All participants must sign in at the front desk.

Dates and Programs - Click on the date and time to view more information!

Tuesday, June 19 1PM to 3 PM - 1 hr Making Connections and 1 hr Behaviors


Professional Training

Is your staff prepared to care for people with dementia? More than half of long-term care residents have dementia.

The Alzheimer's Association is committed to helping professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care to people with dementia and their families. Our training and education programs are geared to professionals working in both community-based and residential care settings.

Our programs and meetings have been attended by activity professionals, administrators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers and staff trainers.

Studies show staff trained specifically in dementia care are able to provide a better quality of life for residents and have increased confidence, productivity and job satisfaction.

We can help you deliver quality dementia care. The Alzheimer’s Association dementia care training program for residential communities will give your direct care staff the specialized knowledge and skills to be more productive and deliver a higher quality of dementia care.

Our highly interactive training program features:

  • Classroom
  • Multimedia and hands-on training
  • Care strategies for all stages of dementia
  • Supervisory training to foster stronger care teams

The Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter has been approved by the Department of Social Services to provide training required by 22 VAC 40-72-1120 of the Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities.

*You can request a professional training workshop to come to your workplace. The cost for this is $100 per hour. Requests should be submitted to or you can call the chapter at 757.459.2405.

Web Based Training for Professionals - essentiALZ

The Alzheimer’s Association® essentiALZ® certification program is a convenient way for individuals to be recognized for learning quality dementia care practices. The essentiALZ training and certification program recognizes professional caregivers (as well as family and friends who provide unpaid care) for learning quality dementia care practices. Click here to find out more information.Free, community based professional training workshops will resume September 2017. Where: Mary Immaculate Hospital, Conference Center (across from the hospital)
2 Bernardine Dr, Newport News, VA 23602



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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.