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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They boast it's the only US library named for Explorer Richard Byrd. This Springfield library has plenty more to boast a...
01/08/2020

They boast it's the only US library named for Explorer Richard Byrd. This Springfield library has plenty more to boast about including a strong community following that "stands in line before opening" each morning to take advantage of the tech assistance, community meetings, classic movies and coffee and more. And, yes, they also come for the books. "It's a place where the community comes toegether and feels safe," says Friends Pres. Judy Perry. Tune in to Fairfax 50+ Podcast with Judy, Branch Manager Valerie Suttee and Host Jim Person at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/all-about-community-at-richard-byrd-library-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast. Then check it out at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.

Fairfax County Government
01/07/2020

Fairfax County Government

Good morning, Fairfax County! Sharing an update from Fairfax County Public Schools regarding today’s early closure.

Check out the libraries new catalog available in English, Spanish and Korean! Find your next book, challenge yourself to...
01/06/2020

Check out the libraries new catalog available in English, Spanish and Korean! Find your next book, challenge yourself to learn something new, listen to an audio book or browse a magazine. Click here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/new-library-catalog

Enjoy your life, get fit, socialize and join the fun at Herndon Senior Center. Starting Jan. 3, they will have extended ...
01/02/2020

Enjoy your life, get fit, socialize and join the fun at Herndon Senior Center. Starting Jan. 3, they will have extended hours: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-8 p.m.! Enjoy the fitness center, ping pong, billiards and more. Plus, Zumba, qigong, art and dance classes. Find out more here: www.HerndonSeniorCenter.org.

Happy New Year everyone! We wish you good health and much happiness in 2020. 🥳🥳🥳
01/01/2020

Happy New Year everyone! We wish you good health and much happiness in 2020. 🥳🥳🥳

The DMV 2 Go Customer Service Van will be at the Fairfax County Government Center Dec. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (in the parking...
12/27/2019

The DMV 2 Go Customer Service Van will be at the Fairfax County Government Center Dec. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (in the parking lot) offering all services that are available at DMV offices. Find out more here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/taxes/dmv-2-go

Wishing everyone a safe and very happy holiday!
12/25/2019

Wishing everyone a safe and very happy holiday!

Fairfax County Health Department
12/23/2019

Fairfax County Health Department

Preparing a holiday meal?

📽️ Watch this video for #FoodSafety tips first: http://bit.ly/2OGXG0g

Do you, or someone you love, need help aging in place? We provide daytime care and support to adults with dementia due t...
12/20/2019

Do you, or someone you love, need help aging in place? We provide daytime care and support to adults with dementia due to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or a vascular issue, as well as those who have physical impairments or developmental disabilities at our adult day health care centers. To Learn more visit: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/adult-day-health-care

Herndon Senior Center is extending their hours starting Jan. 3, 2020! New extended hours will be Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-8 p.m. E...
12/18/2019

Herndon Senior Center is extending their hours starting Jan. 3, 2020! New extended hours will be Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Enjoy your life, get fit, socialize and join the fun! There’s something for everyone from art and dance classes, to fitness classes and even ping pong. Find out more here: www.HerndonSeniorCenter.org

There’s some adorable snuggle cats to keep you warm and lovable pups to bring you some cheer at the animal shelter. Take...
12/17/2019

There’s some adorable snuggle cats to keep you warm and lovable pups to bring you some cheer at the animal shelter. Take a look at the cuties waiting for their forever home. Maybe there’s room in your home for one? Take a peek here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt

Talk about a GLOW UP!!! Check out Holly's baby picture next to her current photo! Holly is still pretty small but wow is she is a firecracker! She's just over a year old and still alllll kitten, and she's SO much fun. She was feeling cooped up in a regular condo so now she's in a staff office where she has more room to stretch and jump and sprint around. And she has two human office companions to give her lots of attention, which she loooooves! In fact, in the morning she will meow and trill at anyone who walks by her office, because she's so ready to have some company. Holly loves playing with feather wand toy, and after a good play session her fav thing is to curl up on a fleece blanket on a chair. Holly does NOT like other cats at ALL and will hiss if she even smells another cat on a toy! We're not sure how she would do with a dog, but maybe with a sloooow intro she would be ok? She will probably hiss a lot, at the very least, but maybe she could get used to a dog. If you're looking for a super playful, very smart, small cat FULL of personality, come visit Holly!! We're open today, 10am to 5pm!

Do you have Parkinson’s or care for someone who does? Then there’s new side by side support groups just for you! One is ...
12/13/2019

Do you have Parkinson’s or care for someone who does? Then there’s new side by side support groups just for you! One is for caregivers to share and learn from each other. The other is for people with Parkinson’s to engage in group activities and share with each other. Check them out here: https://parkinsonsocialnetwork.org/events/side-by-side/

Fairfax County Government
12/12/2019
Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Government

Here comes the sun! Fairfax County is launching a large-scale renewable energy initiative that could potentially reduce our electricity costs and carbon footprint!

We’re awarding contracts to solar power purchase providers to install solar panels on county government, school and park sites. All told, more than 100 buildings and sites could be home to solar panels in the coming years, and the county could see as much as $60 million in electricity cost avoidance over the lifetime of the contracts. Learn more and share the news: http://bit.ly/2PuCsDm

Do you know how you are going to spend your time in retirement? RSVP-Northern Virginia is having an "Art of Volunteering...
12/12/2019

Do you know how you are going to spend your time in retirement? RSVP-Northern Virginia is having an "Art of Volunteering in Retirement" seminar on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. at the South County Government Center. The one-hour event is FREE and open to the public. Register by calling Shannon at 703-403-5360 or by visiting www.rsvpnova.org. The South County Government Center is located at 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria.

Fairfax County's Silver Shield Campaign lead, Melissa Smarr, disucsses current scams including the holiday gift cards sc...
12/09/2019

Fairfax County's Silver Shield Campaign lead, Melissa Smarr, disucsses current scams including the holiday gift cards scam on this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast. She also reviews upcoming anti-scam events including the third Annual Scam Jam scheduled for April.

Tune in now at:
https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/the-silver-shield-anti-scam-campaign-fairfax-50-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast

Report scams and unlicensed solicitors to the Fairfax County Police Non-Emergency Line at 703-691-2131, TTY 711.

⚠️ News Release: Virginia Department of Health Warns of Fake Vital Records Websites ⚠️Do not to use third party services...
12/09/2019

⚠️ News Release: Virginia Department of Health Warns of Fake Vital Records Websites ⚠️
Do not to use third party services to obtain vital records or pay any fee for vital records application forms, which have always been and always will be free. Visit http://bit.ly/2rcu1Ej

Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department invite you to hear about fire safety. They are providing FREE File of Life magne...
12/05/2019

Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department invite you to hear about fire safety. They are providing FREE File of Life magnetic pockets, FREE Smoke Detectors and information on safety initiatives/information. Dec. 9, 1 p.m. at Sherwood Library. For more information or to RSVP, call 703-303-4060 or Email [email protected].

We all want to age well right? Well this workshop “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research...
12/04/2019

We all want to age well right? Well this workshop “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research” aims to help you do just that. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, it covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging:
•Cognitive activity
•Physical health and exercise
•Diet and nutrition
•Social engagement
Dec. 11, 7-8 p.m. at Reston Library. Click here: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/5406512

This podcast talks about holiday caregiving with older adults. It has some great ideas including how to maintain an olde...
12/02/2019

This podcast talks about holiday caregiving with older adults. It has some great ideas including how to maintain an older adults’ routine while simultaneously including them in activities, suggestions for holiday engagement opportunities (baking cookies, seeing holiday lights, etc.), reducing stress and more! Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/holiday-caregiving-with-older-adults-county-conversation-podcast-nov-19-2019?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/the-county-conversation&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
11/28/2019

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

There’s a free Anti-Scam Program happening Dec. 2 that will tell you all about the Top Ten Scams affecting the public. Y...
11/25/2019

There’s a free Anti-Scam Program happening Dec. 2 that will tell you all about the Top Ten Scams affecting the public. You’ll hear tips on how to better protect yourself from scams. You’ll also hear about what you can do if you find yourself a victim. Don’t miss out on this free program at Martha Washington Library, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Find more information here: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/5876334

‘Tis the Season for holiday festivities! Find local craft shows, chorales, tree lighting ceremonies and more. There are ...
11/22/2019
Golden_Gazette_December_2019.pdf

‘Tis the Season for holiday festivities! Find local craft shows, chorales, tree lighting ceremonies and more. There are also articles on chimney safety tips, advice on caring for those fussy poinsettias, and a terrific recipe for drop scones. Read all about it in the Golden Gazette at
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O5yzWPKIXQ6yKSlm_CiqsE0J_odt1l33/view. Subscribe online for a free mailed or emailed copy at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/golden-gazette

Once again, Encore has a full schedule of holiday concerts beginning December 1st when Encore introduces the new Sentime...
11/22/2019

Once again, Encore has a full schedule of holiday concerts beginning December 1st when Encore introduces the new Sentimental Journey Singers with their first concert in Fairfax, VA. The season continues with a total of fifteen concerts, culminating in Encore's return to the Concert Hall at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where Encore will present more than 500 singers on the Concert Hall Stage. As always, concerts are free and open to the public. Check the schedule and plan to attend (at least) one near you! Click here: www.encorecreativity.org/2-uncategorised/247-encore-fall-2019-concert-schedule-3

In the event of extreme weather or a disaster, would you know what to do to protect your pet?Just as you do for the huma...
11/21/2019

In the event of extreme weather or a disaster, would you know what to do to protect your pet?

Just as you do for the human members of your family, you should prepare for what you would do for your pets before, during and after an emergency. Learn how to make a disaster kit for your pets here: blog.https://fairfaxcountyemergency.wpcomstaging.com/2019/11/13/pet-safety-in-emergencies/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR3TQCX3iH3R8oGnfbitROXE5qnLchokJFPxdT0HIx4CCkO9msG3kl4Ic2E

Do you have family World War I and II diaries, documents or photographs at home? Bring them to be scanned for a state-wi...
11/19/2019

Do you have family World War I and II diaries, documents or photographs at home? Bring them to be scanned for a state-wide online collection! Your items will be respectfully handled, carefully scanned and returned to you on the spot. Operation Digitization, Profiles of Honor, takes place Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. Find out more here: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/5700785

Want to know about social security changes for 2020? Click through this slide show posted by AARP and find out: www.aarp...
11/18/2019
What Are the Social Security Changes in 2020?

Want to know about social security changes for 2020? Click through this slide show posted by AARP and find out: www.aarp.org/retirement/social-security/info-2019/social-security-changes-look-ahead.html?cmp=EMC-DSO-NLC-WBLTR-SAPLA-SOCSEC-MCTRL-110119-F1-4136803&ET_CID=4136803&ET_RID=27076674&encparam=7XTU2dfx9avJB7iKs48rs6HJODTCl%2FspH1Zq5zB8VTY%3D&fbclid=IwAR1ZCPsoM-phz0ayiNF5Zs6c4G3w4QmJu1NJHx8QPjh3yK6aQqPL5MuIC4c

What you need to know about your benefits changes and policy updates that take effect starting next year: the new COLA, tax cap growth and more

Have you tried Reeve-RxRelax Yoga? This seated yoga class isn’t only designed to build a strong and flexible body. It’s ...
11/14/2019

Have you tried Reeve-RxRelax Yoga? This seated yoga class isn’t only designed to build a strong and flexible body. It’s designed to help you develop a healthier lifestyle and more resilient outlook on life. It’s easy-to-do, effective and a lot of fun! This FREE class is on Nov. 21, 7:30-8:15 p.m. at Pohick Library. For details, click here: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/5645368

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