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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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On this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, Jim interviews Michelle Margeotes, a county consumer specialist, about what to e...
02/28/2020

On this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, Jim interviews Michelle Margeotes, a county consumer specialist, about what to expect during this year's National Consumer Protection Week. It's scheduled from March 1 to 7 and is full of events to make you a wiser consumer. Tune in now at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/consumer-protection-week-fairfax-50-podcast-feb-26-2020?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast#t=0:00

Then find a complete listing of events at:
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/csd/consumer/ncpw2020

It’s heart health month. According to the National Institute on Aging, there’s now excellent treatments available for he...
02/28/2020

It’s heart health month. According to the National Institute on Aging, there’s now excellent treatments available for heart attacks. These treatments work best when given right after symptoms occur and can save lives and prevent disabilities. Learn more about heart attacks here: www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-heart-attack

Tax season is here and we have resources available to help you. This includes:* Free tax relief workshops throughout the...
02/26/2020
Resources Available to Help You Survive Tax Season - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Tax season is here and we have resources available to help you. This includes:
* Free tax relief workshops throughout the county
* Free tax assistance services (for low/middle-incomes), with special attention for those age 50+
* Free tips for choosing a tax preparer
* Free information on preparing for tax season
Plus more! Click here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/resources-available-to-help-you-survive-tax-season

Tax season is here. Navigating the rules, revisions and timelines of local, state and federal taxes can be daunting for many, but we’re here to help you get the best outcome. Fairfax County offers several free county resources that can help you conquer those taxes. Tax Relief Workshops The Board o...

Fairfax County Department of Family Services
02/26/2020

Fairfax County Department of Family Services

The Northern Virginia Senior Community Services Employment Program is a work-based job training program for mature workers to build skills and use the opportunity as a bridge to find permanent employment. Learn more about SCSEP: http://bit.ly/32ak0ps

The Fairfax County Police Department is reminding us to keep an updated list of emergency numbers and contacts at home a...
02/25/2020

The Fairfax County Police Department is reminding us to keep an updated list of emergency numbers and contacts at home and in your phones (or on you). 📑 📱 This can keep you prepared for any emergency.

Looking for affordable senior housing or affordable assisted living communities? The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Ho...
02/24/2020

Looking for affordable senior housing or affordable assisted living communities? The Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority has options for you. Some offer meals and daily activities along with available assistance with housekeeping, laundry, medication management and personal assistance. Find out more here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/rentalhousing/senior-housing

Fairfax County Health Department
02/21/2020

Fairfax County Health Department

All caregivers should have Advance Directives in place – and it isn’t as difficult to do as you might think.

Here are 3️⃣ reasons why you should move this up on your to-do list: http://bit.ly/2HjCoCB

Enjoy movies and art? Then stop by the 8th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia. There’s a dynamic line...
02/19/2020

Enjoy movies and art? Then stop by the 8th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Northern Virginia. There’s a dynamic lineup of 17 films across the DMV, Feb. 20–March 1. The festival is comprised of contemporary international films and post-film programs, as well as a fine arts exhibit. They are all selected to be engaging, empowering and championing the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. Visit: https://reelabilities.org/northernva

Get the help and support you need to find your African American roots! Emma Marshall of the African American Special Int...
02/18/2020

Get the help and support you need to find your African American roots! Emma Marshall of the African American Special Interest Group/FX Genealogical Society and Virginia Room Librarian Laura Wickstead tell you how on this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast with Jim Person. Tune in at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/african-american-genealogy-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast. Then find out more at https://fxgs.org/cpage.php?pt=18#African%20American%20SIG

Hey gardeners! Does this mild winter weather make you excited for spring gardening?? 🥀 Well, you can discover ways to ex...
02/13/2020
Eco-Savvy Symposium | Park Authority

Hey gardeners! Does this mild winter weather make you excited for spring gardening?? 🥀 Well, you can discover ways to expand the beauty in your garden at the 16th annual EcoSavvy Symposium scheduled for Feb. 15 at Green Spring Gardens. Click here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/eco-savvy-symposium/021520?fbclid=IwAR18WQ3WHQqQQq7OHDUV23hebrjX0nvfhQLdvMg0K9PLQi6JPPqBbQQa0Wc

Fairfax County, Virginia - (Adults) Discover ways to expand the beauty in your garden at the 16th annual EcoSavvy Symposium: The Four Season Garden-Sensational Ornamentals and Edibles All Year Long.

Do you have documents that need shredding? Fairfax County is offering FREE secure document shredding. These events are o...
02/12/2020

Do you have documents that need shredding? Fairfax County is offering FREE secure document shredding. These events are only open to Fairfax County residents (not businesses) along with residents of the Towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Find details here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicworks/recycling-trash/document-shredding

Don't wait! If you wanted to vote in the March 3 Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election, you need to make sure y...
02/10/2020

Don't wait! If you wanted to vote in the March 3 Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election, you need to make sure you are registered to vote in Fairfax County by 5 p.m. today, Monday, February 10 (online by 11:59 p.m.). Find details here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/voter-registration

While the rate of suicide is increasing among Americans, the greatest risk is among older adults. Channel 16’s new progr...
02/10/2020

While the rate of suicide is increasing among Americans, the greatest risk is among older adults. Channel 16’s new program, Suicide: Risk and Resiliency explores suicide risk among “younger” older adults (46-65) as well as among elderly adults in long term care. It then considers community “resiliency” factors that contribute to prevention. Tune in now at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/suicide-in-older-adults

The Fairfax County Health Department is actively monitoring the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the no...
02/06/2020

The Fairfax County Health Department is actively monitoring the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus (2019 n-CoV), which originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019. While there are 12 confirmed cases in the United States, there are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Fairfax County or Virginia at this time. This is an evolving situation and information may change rapidly. To address some of the concerns about this outbreak, the Health Department has created a novel coronavirus webpage at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/novel-coronavirus that can be shared. The Health Department has also worked with Channel 16 to produce a video message on the situation. Residents can also visit www.cdc.gov for the latest information about this situation.

A memoirist shares a boyhood story in Vienna, the FTC shares how to avoid romance scams and Chef Das shares a delicious ...
02/05/2020
Golden_Gazette.February_2020.pdf

A memoirist shares a boyhood story in Vienna, the FTC shares how to avoid romance scams and Chef Das shares a delicious recipe for hot chocolate fondants and berries. Check it all out now in the February Golden Gazette. And don’t miss articles on where to find caregiver support programs and free AARP tax preparation assistance. Go to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17qTKdUfoDu1aa9ZS0qP8__QbX1NNw0Go/view
Subscribe for a free mailed version at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/golden-gazette

Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful for over 100 physical and mental health conditions. This FREE seated yoga class is d...
02/05/2020

Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful for over 100 physical and mental health conditions. This FREE seated yoga class is designed for people with mobility concerns, people with multiple health conditions and their caregivers. Classes are aimed at maintaining independence, rejuvenating health and developing a more robust brain and resilient outlook on life. No prior experience, special clothing or equipment is required. It’s easy-to-do, effective and a lot of fun!
Participants must register to save a spot by:
• Emailing [email protected];
• Emailing [email protected]; or
• Calling 703-503-8710

Class is Tuesdays January 7 through March 31, (excluding March 24), 6-7 p.m. at Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Ct., Fairfax.
This experience is brought to Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services through a special partnership with The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and RxRelax.
Note: In case of Inclement Weather: If Fairfax County Schools have delayed opening, early release, or are closed then class is canceled.

Janell Blue, president of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society and co-host of Channel 10’s Tracing Our Roots, discusses...
02/03/2020

Janell Blue, president of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society and co-host of Channel 10’s Tracing Our Roots, discusses the society’s 2020 lectures and small classes. Coming up on March 3 is a lecture by noted Genealogist Angela Parker on resolving conflicting evidence in your research. Later in the year, lectures are slated on immigration ports of entry, African Americans in Alexandria and Eastern European research. Tune in at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/janell-blue-mount-vernon-genealogical-society-fairfax-50-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast Then check out https://mvgenealogy.org/index.php

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the Oakwood Residences and its 150 units of affordable independent ...
01/30/2020
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Approves 150 Units of Affordable Senior Housing | Housing and Community Development

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the Oakwood Residences and its 150 units of affordable independent senior housing to be located in Alexandria. The development will feature landscaped areas, wellness programs, communal multipurpose spaces and more. Read the details here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/housing/news/2020/jan28-supervisors-approve-oakwood-affordable-senior-housing-development?fbclid=IwAR0CF3404GhTTcR1fwR0CexTI6sRiYpAETWT-tZEadnF0ILMZ9ZvJjCbiMY

Look at these two wonderful volunteers! They have such bright smiles and love helping with our Meals on Wheels program. ...
01/29/2020

Look at these two wonderful volunteers! They have such bright smiles and love helping with our Meals on Wheels program. Jamilah is a driver/coordinator and Joan is a driver. Our clients are just as excited to see them! Right now we need volunteers in Reston/Herndon and Alexandria. Ready to join us and give back? Find out more here: https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov/custom/1380/#/opp_details/185304

What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Housing? Healthcare? Data from the @UsCensusBureau helps inform planning e...
01/24/2020

What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Housing? Healthcare? Data from the @UsCensusBureau helps inform planning efforts in Fairfax County for all these important community resources. To learn how census data impacts you and your community, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/topics/census #FFXCounts #BeCounted
#2020Census

The Virginia DMV will have a station at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. offering many services ty...
01/23/2020

The Virginia DMV will have a station at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. offering many services typically available at DMV offices including:
• REAL ID
• Drivers' Licenses
• ID cards for adults and children
• Disabled parking placards
• Address changes
• Hunting and fishing licenses and more!
For more details, click here: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/5981695

Who doesn’t love a feel-good story? County police contained an injured bald eagle in December and sent it for rehab. We’...
01/22/2020

Who doesn’t love a feel-good story? County police contained an injured bald eagle in December and sent it for rehab. We’re happy to report it was recently released back into the wild at Burke Lake Park. To see the video, click here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kapw9akZOk&feature=youtu.be&. Picture was taken from the Fairfax County Police Department's page.

AARP is offering FREE tax preparation assistance starting in February! They are giving preference to older adults. For i...
01/21/2020

AARP is offering FREE tax preparation assistance starting in February! They are giving preference to older adults. For information, search “AARP Free Tax Preparation” here: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/

Fairfax County Government offices are closed Monday, Jan. 20, for the Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day holiday. However, so...
01/20/2020

Fairfax County Government offices are closed Monday, Jan. 20, for the Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day holiday. However, some facilities are open and schedules vary. Click here for details: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicaffairs/news

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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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