Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions

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Your Help with Donations is Still Needed in the Fight Against the Coronavirus - - - - - - - - - -Fairfax County Governme...
09/06/2020
Your Help with Donations is Still Needed in the Fight Against the Coronavirus - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Your Help with Donations is Still Needed in the Fight Against the Coronavirus
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Fairfax County Government is still in ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ of ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ and ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ-๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด โ€” and is also accepting ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ (fabric - 100% cotton - should be new and big enough to make a mask at either size 6ร—6 or 7ร—7). ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ: https://bit.ly/3lOXkEA

Posted at 9:55 a.m. F airfax County is still in need of cleaning supplies and child-sized face coverings โ€” and we are also accepting fabric donations. Fabric (100% cotton) should be new and big enough to make a mask (either 6ร—6 or 7ร—7). Where to Donate Volunteer Fairfax has moved the donation co...

Fairfax County Government ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜. ๐Ÿณ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†.
09/04/2020

Fairfax County Government ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜. ๐Ÿณ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†.

Fairfax County Government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in honor of the Labor Day holiday.

View scheduled changes: https://bit.ly/3lPfki0

By switching to teletherapy sessions and using clear reusable face masks, the Fairfax County Health Departmentโ€™s Speech ...
08/29/2020
Teletherapy and Mask Donation Enhance Speech & Hearing Program - Fairfax County Emergency Information

By switching to teletherapy sessions and using clear reusable face masks, the Fairfax County Health Departmentโ€™s Speech and Language Program has been able to continue to provide its critical early-intervention services to children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about how they're helping or how you can make a mask donation: https://bit.ly/34JNcXp

Posted at 11 a.m. By switching to teletherapy sessions and using clear reusable face masks, the Health Departmentโ€™s Speech and Language Program has been able to continue to provide its critical early-intervention services to children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Speech-Language-Heari...

An Ombudsman Can Help with Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Concerns--------------------Are you living in, or d...
08/23/2020
An Ombudsman Can Help with Assisted Living Concerns - Fairfax County Emergency Information

An Ombudsman Can Help with Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Concerns
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Are you living in, or do you have a loved one living in, a nursing home or assisted living facility? This can be challenging for many reasons, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. But you have an advocate: The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Learn more about the program and contact an advocate: https://bit.ly/3j3JOus

Posted at 9:45 a.m. Are you living in, or do you have a loved one living in, a nursing home or assisted living facility? This can be challenging for many reasons, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. But you have an advocate: The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. This program e...

08/07/2020
Welcome to the Virtual Center for Active Adults!

Welcome to the Virtual Center for Active Adults!

NCS Senior Center staff invite you to visit the Virtual Center for Active Adults to discover fun activities and events to keep you engaged and connected! Whe...

08/05/2020
Welcome to the Virtual Center for Active Adults!

Welcome to the Virtual Center for Active Adults!

NCS Senior Center staff invite you to visit the Virtual Center for Active Adults to discover fun activities and events to keep you engaged and connected! Whe...

08/04/2020
Mature Living: Creating Virtual Communities

Mature Living: Creating Virtual Communities

This episode explores how Fairfax County older adults are adapting to the โ€œnew normalโ€ of social distancing and virtual programming. Host Anne Hall interview...

GrandInvolve volunteers tutor Fairfax County's students in Title I schools. Check this out if you're interested in helpi...
08/01/2020

GrandInvolve volunteers tutor Fairfax County's students in Title I schools. Check this out if you're interested in helping, virtually. http://grandinvolve.org

Tutoring Fairfax County's most vulnerable students in Title I elementary schools since 2014. Currently pivoting our program to virtual tutoring with FCPS. http://grandinvolve.org

07/31/2020
Mature Living: Creating Virtual Communities

Mature Living: Creating Virtual Communities

This episode explores how Fairfax County older adults are adapting to the โ€œnew normalโ€ of social distancing and virtual programming. Host Anne Hall interview...

Fairfax County Department of Family Services
07/24/2020

Fairfax County Department of Family Services

๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ? If so, you are a ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜. If you have any reason to suspect a child has been abused or neglected, you are required to make a report through the ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฏ-๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ-๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ. DFS has created a ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€. Learn more: https://bit.ly/39U1cgt

Stay connected with DFS:
Facebook @FairfaxCountyFamilyServices
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices
#FairfaxCountyFamilyServices #DFSHereForYou

Fairfax County 50+
07/24/2020

Fairfax County 50+

The Virtual Center for Active Adults is hosting a special Lunch Bunch event on Friday, July 24 at noon. A representative from the Fairfax County Health Department will be joining us for a Covid-19 Q&A. Learn more about the virus and how you can protect yourself. For more information: https://bit.ly/3eP4ZOr

07/23/2020
Free COVID-19 Test or Coronavirus Medicare Scam?

Free COVID-19 Test or Coronavirus Medicare Scam?

Important message from Medicare: Scammers are using the coronavirus pandemic to commit Medicare fraud. If someone calls offering a free COVID-19 test or othe...

07/20/2020

Some good news! Volunteer Solutionsโ€™ Helping Hands Program, a program of Fairfax County Area Agency on Aging, received a 3rd place Best Practices Award from the Commonwealth Council on Aging. In the last six years, 757 volunteers have helped 112 older adults and adults with disabilities remain safely in their homes by de-cluttering, organizing and performing intensive yard work. A big thank you to the volunteers and partners who have generously given their time and resources to help our community members!

Two Factor Authentication - Scam Slam Audio Series
07/20/2020
Two Factor Authentication - Scam Slam Audio Series

Two Factor Authentication - Scam Slam Audio Series

Hi, Iโ€™m Martin Bailey, representing AARP Virginia and the Senior Medicare Patrol on Fairfax Countyโ€™s Silver Shield Task Force. Our motto is that the best way to avoid a scam is to know about the scam

Kudos to award winners, Chris and Jeanne Mussig, for their volunteer work helping people who face food insecurity, and t...
07/08/2020

Kudos to award winners, Chris and Jeanne Mussig, for their volunteer work helping people who face food insecurity, and transportation and educational challenges! They were recently honored with a well-deserved service award in the โ€œfamilyโ€ category by Volunteer Fairfax, a program that mobilizes people and resources to meet regional community needs.

Hereโ€™s a quick overview of what this remarkable couple does, through RSVP-Northern Virginia, to create a better community for all of us. RSVP-Northern Virginia is the regionโ€™s largest volunteer program for people age 55 and better.

Between the two of them, they:
-Provide transportation to doctor's offices and a food bank (Shepherd's Center of Western Fairfax County)
-Deliver 300-600 pounds of donated food, weekly, from Whole Foods to a low-income senior housing complex (Cornerstones)
-Tutor elementary children from Title I schools (GrandInvolve).
-Deliver meals to older adults through the Meals on Wheels program (Volunteer Solutions)

Volunteers like the Mussigs remind us of the power of kindness. Thank you, Jeanne and Chris, for all that you've done and do!

Join Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board for ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ - the first in a series of community dis...
06/30/2020

Join Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board for ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ - the first in a series of community discussions (via a webinar) about mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health within the Black community. ๐—”๐—น๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป. Learn more and ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—™๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ taking place ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ between 6-7:30 p.m.: bit.ly/spacetodigdeep

Join us for the first in a series of community discussions (via a webinar) about mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health within the Black community. Register for this FREE event at bit.ly/spacetodigdeep.

We will dig deeper into conversations that address the conditions of COVID-19, inequity, racism, trauma, stigma, and other factors that significantly impact the well-being of our Black community. We will also discuss what we can do, individually and collectively, to bring about meaningful and long overdue change to improve outcomes in the lives of our Black community.

This session will provide a historical and contemporary overview of how racial trauma and stigma impact the mental health and wellness of the Black community. All are invited to attend.

Our partners for this event include National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. and Fairfax County Public Schools. In Fairfax County Government the agencies include Fairfax County Health Department, Fairfax County Department of Family Services and Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services.

Post your questions in the comments below.

Fairfax County Department of Family Services
06/27/2020
Fairfax County Department of Family Services

Fairfax County Department of Family Services

The Fairfax County ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜€ enriches the lives of adults while overcoming social distancing. Learn about ways to connect with peers, join live interactive programs, discover useful resources, watch programs on demand, exercise the body and mind and have fun! https://bit.ly/2XK7AD1

Stay connected with DFS:
Facebook @FairfaxCountyFamilyServices
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices
#FairfaxCountyFamilyServices

Scam Slam Audio Series
06/24/2020
Scam Slam Audio Series

Scam Slam Audio Series

The best way to avoid a scam is to know whatโ€™s going around. In just a few minutes, Martin Bailey describes current scams circulating the community -โ€“ including scams over the phone, on the internet a

Fairfax County 50+
06/18/2020

Fairfax County 50+

"This crisis launched us into a new realm, and we rose to the occasion." This is how Olli/GMU director Jennifer Disano describes how the program turned on a dime and offered most of its classes online - within two weeks after shutting classroom doors in March. It all worked out and "allowed people to stay connected and laugh with each other," says Disano. Listen to the fascinating story on Fairfax 50+ Podcast and then check out Olliโ€™s summer online offerings. Go to https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/osher-lifelong-learning-institute-olli-summer-highlights-fairfax-50-podcast-june-17-2020?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast
and then https://olli.gmu.edu/.

Fairfax County Government
06/18/2020

Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Government to Observe Juneteenth Holiday June 19, Offices Will Be Closed
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In keeping with Governor Northam's declaration designating Juneteenth as a state holiday, County Executive Bryan Hill has declared Friday, June 19, 2020, as a county holiday. Fairfax County Government administrative offices will be closed. Employees who staff essential 24-hour county operations and other essential services will work as scheduled, including public safety and trash collection.

โ€œFairfax County is moving forward and our holidays must reflect that. I am committed to our values that include a diverse, inclusive and equitable society,โ€ said Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay. โ€œI asked that the County Executive commemorate Juneteenth because that commitment requires listening to diverse voices and acknowledging the shared history of all Americans.โ€

Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 that word of the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War finally reached enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, effectively marking the end of slavery in the United States.

โ€œPlease use this day to reflect on and to take actions that promote the unity we embrace here in Fairfax County,โ€ County Executive Hill said on observing the county holiday. โ€œWe are on this One Fairfax journey together.โ€

For additional operating status updates (including courts), visit https://bit.ly/35zxhI9.

(Link to news release: https://bit.ly/2YKip8x)

One of the challenges that COVID-19 has presented is increased social isolation. In order to combat this, Volunteer Solu...
06/17/2020

One of the challenges that COVID-19 has presented is increased social isolation. In order to combat this, Volunteer Solutions created a virtual social visitor opportunity. Thank you to our many volunteers who are helping in this meaningful way!

Lauren Walker and David Ballard are two of these volunteers who call older adults, either at their homes or in long-term care facilities. They check on their well-being and have engaging conversations. Our volunteers shared that it's a "win-win". Connecting with others helps everyone feel better.

06/12/2020
Ready Fairfax

Thank you to all the volunteers who are making a difference during this challenging time! Some of our volunteers are pictured here.

Hundreds of Volunteers Offer 22,000+ Hours of Help During COVID-19 โค๏ธ!
๐Ÿ™We canโ€™t thank them enough for their commitment to our community! Find out how you can volunteer TODAY: https://bit.ly/3fjPONM

#FFXStrong #VolunteerHighlights #WeAreInThisTogether

06/03/2020
Maturing Living: Clubs, Friends & Community

Maturing Living: Clubs, Friends & Community

The episode explores how Fairfax County residents are building interesting, fun and supportive social networks during retirement. These groups are often offs...

May is Older Americans month and Volunteer Solutions staff and volunteers usually take on a variety of Helping Hands pro...
05/29/2020

May is Older Americans month and Volunteer Solutions staff and volunteers usually take on a variety of Helping Hands projects to help people organize, declutter, and clean up their indoor and outdoor spaces. This year, we canโ€™t do this due to the pandemic. However, it doesnโ€™t stop us from reminiscing about our special volunteers. Our Helping Hands volunteers โ€œroll up their sleevesโ€ and take on less-than-glamorous work with smiles on their faces, in order to improve the lives of others. Thank you to the hundreds of people whoโ€™ve participated in this endeavor over many years!

Although our volunteer roles have been limited during this pandemic, it doesn't prevent us from giving a big "shout out"...
05/26/2020

Although our volunteer roles have been limited during this pandemic, it doesn't prevent us from giving a big "shout out" to our wonderful volunteers. Frank Lee, a previous Star Award winner, has brightened many people's lives in the past 8 years by driving them to medical appointments, taking them grocery shopping and by delivering meals via Meals on Wheels. His warm smile and friendly personality have lifted many spirits along the way. Thank you, Frank, for making a difference in our communities!

Fairfax County Government
05/25/2020

Fairfax County Government

We honor the memories of those who gave their lives for us this and every Memorial Day.

Free Trial Trap - Scam Slam Audio Series
05/14/2020
Free Trial Trap - Scam Slam Audio Series

Free Trial Trap - Scam Slam Audio Series

Hi, Iโ€™m Martin Bailey, representing AARP Virginia and the Senior Medicare Patrol on Fairfax Countyโ€™s Silver Shield Task Force. Our motto is that the best way to avoid a scam is to know about whatโ€™s g

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