Arlington County Commission on Aging

Arlington County Commission on Aging http://twitter.com/CandiceRose/ The Arlington Commission on Aging advises the Agency on Aging & the County Board on aging issues. The ACoA strives to inform and advocate for older adults in our community.
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Saving Your Health, One Mask at a Time
04/20/2020
Saving Your Health, One Mask at a Time

Saving Your Health, One Mask at a Time

We all hear the same things: wash your hands, don't touch your face, stay at home, stay 6 feet away from others. Viruses live on boxes and plastic and doorknobs and.

Jan Schakowsky
03/03/2020

Jan Schakowsky

Last week, 136 of my colleagues joined me to introduce the Older Americans Bill of Rights. As Co-Founder & Co-Chair of House Democrats Congressional Task Force on Aging & Families, I am committed to #ProtectOlderAmericans by ensuring they have the right to live with dignity and independence.

Older Americans must be uplifted and protected.

The leadership of our task force— Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, Rep. Conor Lamb, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard Rep. Debbie Dingell, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and Congressman Ted Deutch—and all House Democrats are fighting to provide every American with the resources they have worked hard for and deserve, regardless of age. #ForThePeople

Older Americans have the fundamental right to:

💊High-quality, affordable health care
🛡️Protection against neglect, abandonment and domestic abuse
👵Support for their families and caregivers
⚕️Access to essential vision, dental and hearing services
✅Preserved and improved Social Security benefits
🔒Protection against financial exploitation and digital identity theft
👴Protection against age discrimination in the workforce
🏘️Affordable and accessible housing and transportation
🌐Quality technology and broadband services
🗳️Full access to their right to vote
👵Participate and live independently in their communities

#ProtectOlderAmericans

The Millennial 50+ Ambassadors of Northern VA
02/16/2020
The Millennial 50+ Ambassadors of Northern VA

The Millennial 50+ Ambassadors of Northern VA

“Loneliness among old people is common in the world. According to studies, more than half of the people who more then 55 suffer from pangs of loneliness. The rising problems struck the people at the Jumbo Supermarket locates in Vlijem, who came up with their own unique way to encounter it. They started the “Chat Checkout” and “All together Coffee Cafe”....”-Mayukh Saha

Let’s get more creative to end loneliness among older adults❣️ It can start by saying hello with a neighbor who lives alone, bring by a meal and chat.... one small act and can bring a big change in someone’s life❤️🧓🏿👧🏻👩🏼‍🦱👴🏼👵🏾

#EndLonlinessandIsolation #MillennialAmbassador #OlderAdultsAmbassador #WecanDothis

Senior Services of Alexandria Fairfax County 50+ Loudoun County, Virginia Rappahannock News Prince William County Police Department Shepherd Center of Fairfax - Burke City of Fairfax Government Arlington, Virginia

Justice In Aging
02/12/2020
Justice In Aging

Justice In Aging

Our statement on the proposed Federal Budget:

The budget makes significant cuts to Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, and other critical programs, making it harder for older adults to see their doctors, pay rent, put food on the table, and meet their basic needs.

Many of these proposals are directly aimed at older adults who lose their jobs, can no longer work, or retire before becoming eligible for Medicare, as well as family caregivers.

Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA)
01/22/2020
Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA)

Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA)

"Within 10 years, all of the nation’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older. The most senior among them will be on the cusp of 85," wrote Judith Graham for Kaiser Health News.

"Even sooner, by 2025, the number of seniors (65 million) is expected to surpass that of children age 13 and under (58 million) for the first time, according to Census Bureau projections."

“'In the history of the human species, there’s never been a time like [this],' said Dr. Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging, referring to the changing balance between young people and old."

"What lies ahead in the 2020s, as society copes with this unprecedented demographic shift?"

Graham reports what the experts said at https://khn-org.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/khn.org/news/what-the-2020s-have-in-store-for-aging-boomers/amp/.

Next Avenue
12/30/2019
Next Avenue

Next Avenue

Like checking blood pressure or a pulse for a snapshot of health, loneliness needs to be recognized as a vital indicator of wellness.

Diverse Elders Coalition
11/30/2019
Diverse Elders Coalition

Diverse Elders Coalition

The Administration for Community Living is looking for public input on the work of the newly formed RAISE Family #Caregivers Advisory Council and the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Learn more and share your thoughts here: https://buff.ly/2Dv3XqB #NationalFamilyCaregiversMonth

Diverse Elders Coalition
10/15/2019
Diverse Elders Coalition

Diverse Elders Coalition

"Thanks to the work of the Diverse Elders Coalition and others, we’re better informed about the lack of tailored support for #caregivers in racially and ethnically diverse communities, American Indian and Alaska Native communities, and LGBT communities. We now know what different communities need and can develop systems to fill gaps."

https://www.johnahartford.org/blog/view/caregivers-need-support-for-their-diverse-needs via The John A. Hartford Foundation

National Women's Health Network
08/01/2019
National Women's Health Network

National Women's Health Network

"Attention is turning to how best to wean older adults off anticholinergics, and whether doing so might improve cognition or prevent dementia."

Diverse Elders Coalition
06/05/2019
Diverse Elders Coalition

Diverse Elders Coalition

Nearly 55% of spouse #caregivers for patients at the end-of-life have no additional family support, according to new research, a circumstance likely to spark increased demand for enhanced #caregiver support services, non-medical services, and home-based palliative care. https://bit.ly/2WgZLl8 via Hospice News

Aging in Place: Growing Old at Home
05/22/2019
Aging in Place: Growing Old at Home

Aging in Place: Growing Old at Home

Many older adults want to stay in their homes as they age. Get tips on planning ahead to stay in your home and ways to find the services you need.

Next Avenue
04/28/2019
Next Avenue

Next Avenue

"There is a kind of 'senior profiling' that occurs among hospital staff, and this regularly leads to inappropriate medical care. As a physician myself, I’ve seen it."

03/12/2019

CORRECTION: PLEASE NOTE. The location for the Community Engagement Forum is Marymount University’s BAllston campus. 1000 N. Glebe Road. Parking is available
on N. Wakefield’s Drive garage.

We are one week away from the 2019 Community Engagement Forum on Aging. The event is Monday, March 18th from 9:30 – 12:30 at Marymount’s Ballston Center, 1000 N. Glebe Rd. The theme is “The Future of Aging” with a featured Keynote by James Firman, President of the National Council on Aging and panel presentation that includes Kathleen Cameron (NCOA), Dr. Reuben Varghese (Arlington Public Health Director) and Laurence Caudle (Director of Housing, Hickok Cole Architects). Following the presentations, we will have interactive breakout sessions that focus on core areas in aging: Housing, Transportation and Health & Wellness; core themes of Age-Friendly Arlington.

Limited Parking is available (via the parking garage on N. Wakefield St.) You can find a Map and Directions located here.

03/08/2019

The Arlington Commission on Aging presents the 2019 Community Engagement Forum! 2100 Washington Blvd, Arlington,VA.

The theme is “The Future of Aging” with a featured Keynote by James Firman, President of the National Council on Aging followed by a panel presentation that includes:

Kathleen Cameron (NCOA)
Dr. Reuben Varghese (Arlington Public Health Director)
Laurence Caudle (Director of Housing, Hickok Cole Architects)

The second half of the event will feature interactive breakout sessions that focus on core areas in aging. Breakout sessions will incorporate Arlington’s Age-friendly efforts and focus on Housing, Transportation and Health & Wellness.

Please Join us Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 9:00 am for this community wide event. Let your voice be heard!

Aging Matters
02/10/2019
Aging Matters

Aging Matters

Aging Matters is on Mixcloud. Listen for free to their radio shows, DJ mix sets and Podcasts

Diverse Elders Coalition
02/10/2019
Diverse Elders Coalition

Diverse Elders Coalition

Our friends at the AARP Public Policy Institute have released a new report about the Older Americans Act, a crucial piece of legislation that supports #aging in the United States, and which is up for reauthorization in 2019: https://buff.ly/2teCapd

Bringing Older Americans Back Into the Fold
01/07/2019
Bringing Older Americans Back Into the Fold

Bringing Older Americans Back Into the Fold

Marc Freedman, the president of Encore.org, is on a mission to reintegrate older people into the lives of younger ones.

Next Avenue
01/03/2019
Next Avenue

Next Avenue

Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, are catching on.

SYNERGY HomeCare of Arlington/Alexandria
12/22/2018
SYNERGY HomeCare of Arlington/Alexandria

SYNERGY HomeCare of Arlington/Alexandria

Senior adults are more likely to be victims of scams especially this time of year. These are some types of scams and suspicious signs of fraud.

11/07/2018

Meet your state delegation tomorrow! Make you concerns heard and hear about the 2019 Legislative Session in Richmond.

The 2018 Legislative Forum on Aging Issues is Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:45 am at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Arlington, VA. Please see the attached flyer with more details. Hosted by the Arlington and Alexandria Commissions on Aging, you will have the opportunity to meet your State Legislators and help advance legislation that impacts older adults! You will find that due to construction at the Fairlington Community Center that parking may be limited. There is limited parking on the street and public transportation is available.

National Alliance for Caregiving
10/18/2018
National Alliance for Caregiving

National Alliance for Caregiving

"One-third of middle-age adults are heading toward their retirement years as singles. Women, in particular, are likely to stay or become single as they age. About 14% of frail older adults, or two million people, are without children and the number is expected to double by 2040, according to the AARP Public Policy Institute. "There's no natural caregiver for this population," says Grace Whiting, CEO of the National Alliance for Caregiving." Read more: https://on.wsj.com/2O8lM5C

AARP Virginia
09/10/2018

AARP Virginia

With Hurricane Florence expected to impact Virginia later this week, there is no better time to get prepared. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management has issued some helpful tips for assisting older adults and people with disabilities, as they may need special supplies beyond the basic supplies. VDEM has also included an Emergency Supply List that you can print and check off to make sure you are prepared for all emergencies that can occur.
http://spr.ly/6181DLLHb

Address

2100 Washington Blvd Fl 4
Arlington, VA
22204

By Bus •The ART bus stop is on Uhle St., at the entrance to the Sequoia Plaza complex. •ART: Routes •ART 42 Ballston - Pentagon •ART 45 Columbia Pike-DHS/Sequoia-Rosslyn •ART 77 Shirlington-Lyon Park-Court House •METROBUS: Routes 16 (H, K, P, Y) and 4 (A, H) are among the Metro bus routes that serve the Human Services Center at Sequoia Plaza area.

General information

Candice Rose, Chair Joan McDermott, Vice-Chair

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 228-1700

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https://www.aging2.com/events/details/aging-20-washington-dc-presents-a-tale-of-two-cities-how-community-impacts-aging/#/ Please join us as Arlington will be discussed on the panel. It is also available via webinar.
We are excited to meet with our state delegation this morning at Fairlington Community Center A joint forum with Alexandria & Arlington County Commission on Aging. —The legislative committee meets with Alfonso Lopez (Democratic Whip), to discuss our platform for the 2019 VA session. Mahalo, thank you y gracias Alfonso.
We are excited to meet with our state delegation tomorrow at Fairlington Community Center. Joint forum with Alexandria & Arlington County Commission on Aging. —The legislative committee meets with Rip Sullivan (HouseVA48th), to discuss our platform for the 2019 VA session. Mahalo, Thank you “Rip.”
WUSA 9 TV News at 6pm - Russ Glickman makes a home "Invisibly Visitable" For Homes of Families with Special Needs …Cassidy family….
I hate the word aging, like isnt everybody? But it's better than elderly!