Fairfax County 50+

Fairfax County 50+ We provide services to older adults, caregivers and adults with disabilities living in Fairfax County. Call our Aging, Disability and Caregiver Line at 703-324-7948, Monday-Friday. Visit us at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults.
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Fairfax County's Virtual Center for Active Adults is celebrating Spirit Week June 1-5! Each day will feature a daily the...
05/29/2020

Fairfax County's Virtual Center for Active Adults is celebrating Spirit Week June 1-5! Each day will feature a daily theme. Join in the fun! Find out more at
https://bit.ly/NCSvcaa.

Fairfax County’s Silver Shield Task Force believes that the best way to avoid a scam is to know about what’s going aroun...
05/28/2020
Income Tax Identity Theft - Scam Slam Audio Series

Fairfax County’s Silver Shield Task Force believes that the best way to avoid a scam is to know about what’s going around. And what’s going around right now are Income Tax Identity Scams. The Task Force's Martin Bailey discusses how to avoid this scam on this episode of Scam Slams at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/income-tax-identity-theft-scam-slam-audio-series?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/scam-slam-audio-series

Hi, I’m Martin Bailey, representing AARP Virginia and the Senior Medicare Patrol on Fairfax County’s Silver Shield Task Force. Our motto is that the best way to avoid a scam is to know about what’s g

05/27/2020
Maturing Living: Clubs, Friends & Community

What a perfect time to explore how county residents are building interesting, fun and supportive social networks during retirement! Tune in to the latest Mature Living episode, Clubs, Friends and Community at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK5eL9_cis8&list=PLE2AE183051380F82&index=2&t=8s

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

Do you sew (or want to learn to)? Cloth face coverings are needed to support the community in need. Help fight COVID-19 ...
05/20/2020
Donations Needed: Cloth Face Coverings - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Do you sew (or want to learn to)? Cloth face coverings are needed to support the community in need. Help fight COVID-19 by donating cloth face coverings. Find out more here: https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2020/05/19/donations-needed-cloth-face-coverings/

Posted at 10 a.m. The Health Department is asking for your support with the donation of sewn cloth face coverings to protect the most vulnerable within the community. The cloth face covering donations will support our nonprofit providers and the low-income client households they serve. Hand-sewn clo...

Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about...
05/18/2020
Fall-Proofing Your Home

Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we spend much of our time and tend to move around without thinking about our safety. Now we are home more, take a look at these tips that can help you avoid falls and ensure your safety. https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/fall-proofing-your-home

Explore these home safety tips to prevent falls, including simple changes in your living areas, personal and lifestyle changes, and home improvements.

Learn or expand your baking skills with Julia Child's videos and feel a little better. Watch 16 scrumptious episodes of ...
05/14/2020
Baking with Julia: Watch Episodes for Free with Your Library Card | Library

Learn or expand your baking skills with Julia Child's videos and feel a little better. Watch 16 scrumptious episodes of Julia’s iconic series, Baking with Julia, for free with your library card! https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/baking-julia-watch-episodes-free-your-library-card Get a new library card here: https://fcplcat.fairfaxcounty.gov/patronaccount/selfregister.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1

Fairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County Public Library cardholders can watch Julia Child's baking show online for free to learn or expand baking skills and feel a little better.

05/14/2020
How to Make Your own Face Covering

A significant portion of individuals with coronavirus feel fine and don’t have any symptoms. However, they can still spread the virus by speaking, coughing or sneezing. The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings. They are easy to make and no sewing is required! Find out how here: https://youtu.be/tPx1yqvJgf4

Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, shares ways to create your own face covering in a few easy steps. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with ou...

The Osher Lifelong learning Institute at GMU has over 600 courses and activities for you. These include arts, music, sci...
05/13/2020

The Osher Lifelong learning Institute at GMU has over 600 courses and activities for you. These include arts, music, science, literature, writing, economics, humanities, social events and much more! Learn from the comfort of your own home. Priority registration begins at 9 a.m. on May 22. Find out more here: https://olli.gmu.edu/

Do you have emergency plans in place for you, your loved one and your pet? Have you thought about creating a support net...
05/12/2020
Seniors | Ready.gov

Do you have emergency plans in place for you, your loved one and your pet? Have you thought about creating a support network, where your pet would go in an emergency or where someone can get your spare key from? Find useful emergency planning information here: www.ready.gov/seniors

Get Informed Know what disasters could affect your area, which could call for an evacuation and when to shelter in place. Keep a NOAA Weather Radio tuned to your local emergency station and monitor TV, radio, and follow mobile alert and mobile warnings about severe weather in your area. Download the...

Listen to this quick caution regarding the "Free Trial" trap from Martin Bailey of the county's Silver Shield Task Force...
05/12/2020
Free Trial Trap - Scam Slam Audio Series

Listen to this quick caution regarding the "Free Trial" trap from Martin Bailey of the county's Silver Shield Task Force. Tune in now on Scam Slam at: https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/free-trial-trap-scam-slam-audio-series?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/scam-slam-audio-series

Hi, I’m Martin Bailey, representing AARP Virginia and the Senior Medicare Patrol on Fairfax County’s Silver Shield Task Force. Our motto is that the best way to avoid a scam is to know about what’s g

If you need to sign up for Medicare for the first time, you can apply online at https://go.cms.gov/2Y9YRM8. If you recen...
05/11/2020

If you need to sign up for Medicare for the first time, you can apply online at https://go.cms.gov/2Y9YRM8. If you recently stopped working or lost your health coverage through your job (or another person’s job, like your spouse), you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period to enroll in Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). Find out more here: www.medicare.gov/blog/coronavirus-medicare-enrollment?utm_source=FACEBOOK&utm_medium=social&utm_content=20200429_3303362871&utm_campaign=COVID-19&linkId=87429851&fbclid=IwAR10DESqDu373fyBe6RQI8KtE8lo1QFpt7Oa7MJhU-9Fqvxx5uxcqGazu1Y

Wishing all the mom's out there a very Happy Mother's Day!
05/10/2020

Wishing all the mom's out there a very Happy Mother's Day!

50+ Podcast Host Jim Person talks with Jackie Rich, Information Technology Educator for the county senior centers, about...
05/08/2020
How to Use Technology to Stay Social while Social Distancing -- Fairfax 50+ Podcast (May 6, 2020)

50+ Podcast Host Jim Person talks with Jackie Rich, Information Technology Educator for the county senior centers, about using technology to address two problems associated with social distancing: Staying Active and Staying Social. Tune in now at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/how-to-use-technology-to-stay-social-while-social-distancing-fairfax-50-plus-podcast-may-6-2020?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast#t=0:00

Fairfax 50+ is a podcast series featuring discussions on issues, services and activities of interest to residents 50 and over. On this edition, host Jim Person talks with Jackie Rich, Information Te

05/07/2020

Channel 16's latest Mature Living episode explores how county residents are building interesting, fun and supportive social networks during retirement. These groups reflect a wide range of interests such as photography, genealogy, investment and public service. Tune in for a lively discussion about Clubs, Friends & Community at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/mature-living.

The Rx drug disposal boxes at police stations are temporarily closed. However, there are still ways you can safely and s...
05/06/2020

The Rx drug disposal boxes at police stations are temporarily closed. However, there are still ways you can safely and securely dispose of unused meds in your home. Find out how here: https://bit.ly/2HVKVgC

Three Fairfax County Park Authority farmers markets will open in May. You can pre-order items if you like. Market shoppe...
05/06/2020

Three Fairfax County Park Authority farmers markets will open in May. You can pre-order items if you like. Market shoppers will be asked to comply with all COVID-19 health and social distancing requirements.
▪️Saturdays, beginning May 9: Reston Farmers Market/Lake Anne Shopping Ctr., 8 a.m.-Noon
▪️Wednesdays, beginning May 13: Mount Vernon/McCutcheon Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-Noon.
▪️Saturdays, beginning May 16: Burke Farmers Market at Burke VRE parking lot, 8 a.m.-Noon. Find out more here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets

Attention Virginia writers! There’s a Local Author Contest you should know about going on now through May 31. You could ...
05/05/2020

Attention Virginia writers! There’s a Local Author Contest you should know about going on now through May 31. You could win $500, honors at the 2021 spring Independent Author Project (IAP) Reception, opportunities to promote your book(s) at Virginia public libraries, inclusion in a full-page print spread in Library Journal and opportunities to earn royalties through the IAP Select collection. Find contest rules here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/virginia-author-contest

CareRing is a FREE program for the Northern Virginia 60+ years community. They provide people with daily phone calls to ...
05/04/2020

CareRing is a FREE program for the Northern Virginia 60+ years community. They provide people with daily phone calls to chat, remind them of their medications and appointments and make sure they are okay. If you, or a loved one, would like to find out more, click here: https://prsinc.org/carering/

Fairfax County Health Department launched a New COVID-19 Data Site for the Fairfax Health District. Data includes cases ...
05/04/2020
Fairfax County Health Department Launches New COVID-19 Data Site for Fairfax Health District | Health

Fairfax County Health Department launched a New COVID-19 Data Site for the Fairfax Health District. Data includes cases by locality, case rates by combined zip code, case rates by age group, total cases, hospitalizations and fatalities and more. Read the release: https://bit.ly/3aAtlcM

Fairfax County, Virginia - The Fairfax County Health Department has launched a new data site with more information on COVID-19 cases in the Fairfax Health District.

Beware! Scammers are setting up fake COVID-19 testing sites. The fake sites can look real, with legitimate-looking signs...
05/01/2020

Beware! Scammers are setting up fake COVID-19 testing sites. The fake sites can look real, with legitimate-looking signs, tents, hazmat suits, etc. Scammers aren’t following sanitation protocols, so they can spread the virus. They’re taking people’s personal information, including Social Security numbers, credit card information and other health information – all of which can be used for identity theft and to run up your credit card bill. Worst of all, they’re not giving people the help they need to stay healthy. Read more here: www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/04/not-every-covid-19-testing-site-legit

Familiar faces share their social distancing stories, a psychotherapist discusses social isolation, and a family shares ...
04/30/2020

Familiar faces share their social distancing stories, a psychotherapist discusses social isolation, and a family shares the story of memorializing their WW II hero in the May Golden Gazette. And don't miss our coverage of free virtual activities accessible from county webpages. Read all about it at:
https://virginianavigator.org/sites/prodclone.virginianavigator.org/files/Golden_Gazette_May_2020.pdf

The best way to avoid a scam is to know what's going around. According to Martin Bailey of the county's Silver Shield An...
04/29/2020
Scam Slam Audio Series: Personal Loan Scams

The best way to avoid a scam is to know what's going around. According to Martin Bailey of the county's Silver Shield Anti-Scam Task Force, what's going around now are personal loan scams taking advantage of economic uncertainties related to the Coronavirus pandemic. Tune in now at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/scam-slam-audio-series-personal-loan-scams?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/scam-slam-audio-series

Hi, I’m Martin Bailey. I represent AARP Virginia and the Senior Medicare Patrol on Fairfax County’s Silver Shield Task Force. Our motto is that the best way to avoid a scam is to know about the scams

Daily games and puzzles can sharpen your skills and may help your memory and mood. AARP has new free games online such a...
04/29/2020

Daily games and puzzles can sharpen your skills and may help your memory and mood. AARP has new free games online such as Mahjongg, Sudoku, Crossword Puzzles, Solitaire, Word games and more for the age 50+ crowd. Play some here: https://games.aarp.org

We wanted to share this uplifting photo. Little River Glen Senior Center staff miss their members and wanted to show the...
04/28/2020

We wanted to share this uplifting photo. Little River Glen Senior Center staff miss their members and wanted to show they care and are there for them. 💜💛💜

Amateur artists 50 and over are invited to enter their best works in the Beacon’s 2020 Celebration of the Arts, an onlin...
04/27/2020

Amateur artists 50 and over are invited to enter their best works in the Beacon’s 2020 Celebration of the Arts, an online art competition, open now through April 30. Categories include painting, drawing, Sculpture/Carving, Ceramics/Pottery, Mixed Media/Textile, Stained Glass/Jewelry and Photography/Digital. Find out more and enter here: www.thebeaconnewspapers.com/cota2020

04/24/2020

WOW, do we have some virtual activities for you! Stay active and engaged while practicing social distancing and self-isolation. Enjoy theater, visit art museums from around the world, watch livestreams of animals, hear concerts, participate in live, guided wellness and educational programs, take a cooking class, explore Virginia history, enjoy opera and dance performances and more. Click here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/senior-centers/virtual-activities

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Fairfax County Services for Older Adults

We provide services to older adults, caregivers and adults with disabilities who live in Fairfax County. Our Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resource Line at 703-324-7948 is staffed by social workers who help residents find the services they need Monday through Friday.

We also provide adult protective services, caregiver support, wellness programs, care management, in-home care, Meals on Wheels, Medicare counseling, and ADA counseling.

In addition, we publish the Golden Gazette newspaper – a FREE 24-page monthly newspaper covering news to use for older adults in Fairfax County. Subscribe here www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/golden-gazette.

Find our YouTube, Soundcloud and Flickr links at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults.

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