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We welcome you and your comments! The purpose of official Fairfax County social media accounts is to present matters of public interest. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note these are moderated online discussion sites. We recognize social media is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage our staff reso

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Free Virtual and In-Person Medicare 101 PresentationFriday, Oct. 22 (3-4:30 p.m.)Presented by VICAP (Virginia Insurance ...
10/08/2021

Free Virtual and In-Person Medicare 101 Presentation
Friday, Oct. 22 (3-4:30 p.m.)

Presented by VICAP (Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program) and Aging in Place, this training is for individuals and their care partners who will soon be eligible for Medicare or have Medicare and would like to learn more about it. Registration is required.

This is a hybrid event; there are two different registrations.
Register to join virtually: https://bit.ly/3izdkun
Register to join in-person at Kings Park Library: https://bit.ly/2YrUf6n

Free Virtual and In-Person Medicare 101 Presentation
Friday, Oct. 22 (3-4:30 p.m.)

Presented by VICAP (Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program) and Aging in Place, this training is for individuals and their care partners who will soon be eligible for Medicare or have Medicare and would like to learn more about it. Registration is required.

This is a hybrid event; there are two different registrations.
Register to join virtually: https://bit.ly/3izdkun
Register to join in-person at Kings Park Library: https://bit.ly/2YrUf6n

Stuff the Bus began in 2011 in response to a critical need to help restock the shelves of local food pantries after the ...
10/08/2021

Stuff the Bus began in 2011 in response to a critical need to help restock the shelves of local food pantries after the holidays. This collaborative program is a partnership between Fairfax County Government and local nonprofits. Now in its 10th year, Stuff the Bus continues to support food assistance efforts for families and households. Since inception, Stuff the Bus has collected over 220 tons of food to feed hungry people in Fairfax County.

The next Stuff the Bus food drive will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9. Fastran buses will be parked at locations throughout Fairfax County from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to collect nonperishable food donations for area food pantries. Learn more about how you can help: http://bit.ly/FfxStufftheBus

Stuff the Bus began in 2011 in response to a critical need to help restock the shelves of local food pantries after the holidays. This collaborative program is a partnership between Fairfax County Government and local nonprofits. Now in its 10th year, Stuff the Bus continues to support food assistance efforts for families and households. Since inception, Stuff the Bus has collected over 220 tons of food to feed hungry people in Fairfax County.

The next Stuff the Bus food drive will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9. Fastran buses will be parked at locations throughout Fairfax County from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to collect nonperishable food donations for area food pantries. Learn more about how you can help: http://bit.ly/FfxStufftheBus

Free Virtual Medicare 101 PresentationThursday, Oct. 14 (12-1:30 p.m.)Online Medicare 101 training is for individuals an...
10/07/2021

Free Virtual Medicare 101 Presentation
Thursday, Oct. 14 (12-1:30 p.m.)

Online Medicare 101 training is for individuals and their care partners who will soon be eligible for Medicare or have Medicare and would like to learn more about it. This session will address Medicare Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (doctors/outpatient hospital services/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare supplemental plans. This free class is taught by Fairfax County staff who are non-biased, state certified and SHIP (State Health Insurance and Assistance Program) Counselors. Under ACL guidelines for Conflict of Interest, this presentation is not meant for health insurance broker or agent education. Registration is required. To register, please call 703-390-6157, TTY 711.

Free Virtual Medicare 101 Presentation
Thursday, Oct. 14 (12-1:30 p.m.)

Online Medicare 101 training is for individuals and their care partners who will soon be eligible for Medicare or have Medicare and would like to learn more about it. This session will address Medicare Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (doctors/outpatient hospital services/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare supplemental plans. This free class is taught by Fairfax County staff who are non-biased, state certified and SHIP (State Health Insurance and Assistance Program) Counselors. Under ACL guidelines for Conflict of Interest, this presentation is not meant for health insurance broker or agent education. Registration is required. To register, please call 703-390-6157, TTY 711.

Free Virtual Kinship CaféThursday, Oct. 14 (6:30-8 p.m.)Are you raising a child for a family member or friend? If you an...
10/07/2021

Free Virtual Kinship Café
Thursday, Oct. 14 (6:30-8 p.m.)

Are you raising a child for a family member or friend? If you answered “yes,” you are a kinship caregiver, and you are not alone. Kinship Cafés provide encouragement and foster a sense of community among kinship caregivers. Join us to discuss topics such as discipline, self-care, and family rules. Sign-up by sending an email to [email protected] or call 703-324-7720. #BuildingStrongerFamilies #FairfaxCountyFamilyServices

Free Virtual Kinship Café
Thursday, Oct. 14 (6:30-8 p.m.)

Are you raising a child for a family member or friend? If you answered “yes,” you are a kinship caregiver, and you are not alone. Kinship Cafés provide encouragement and foster a sense of community among kinship caregivers. Join us to discuss topics such as discipline, self-care, and family rules. Sign-up by sending an email to [email protected] or call 703-324-7720. #BuildingStrongerFamilies #FairfaxCountyFamilyServices

Free Family Caregiver of Older Adults Webinar: Medicare 102Wednesday, Oct. 20 (12-1 p.m.)The Medicare 102 training is fo...
10/06/2021

Free Family Caregiver of Older Adults Webinar: Medicare 102
Wednesday, Oct. 20 (12-1 p.m.)

The Medicare 102 training is for individuals who are interested in learning more about Medicare coverage. The session will provide an overview of advanced Medicare details, such as the Medicare.gov website, the latest regulatory changes and key legislative proposals, as well as provide individuals an opportunity to ask more complex questions. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/FCOA-Webinars

Free Family Caregiver of Older Adults Webinar: Medicare 102
Wednesday, Oct. 20 (12-1 p.m.)

The Medicare 102 training is for individuals who are interested in learning more about Medicare coverage. The session will provide an overview of advanced Medicare details, such as the Medicare.gov website, the latest regulatory changes and key legislative proposals, as well as provide individuals an opportunity to ask more complex questions. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/FCOA-Webinars

Disability Rights and Resources Shares About Celebrate Communication FairSaturday, Oct. 16 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)Springfield T...
10/06/2021

Disability Rights and Resources Shares About Celebrate Communication Fair
Saturday, Oct. 16 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Springfield Town Center (Grand Court)

The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) is hosting the Celebrate Communication fair for anyone with, or interested in learning about, hearing loss. There will be 27 vendors providing resources and information. Learn about new technologies; information about cochlear implants, ASL and Cued Speech; social groups; and more. Check out more information: https://bit.ly/3Ayooit

Disability Rights and Resources Shares About Celebrate Communication Fair
Saturday, Oct. 16 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Springfield Town Center (Grand Court)

The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) is hosting the Celebrate Communication fair for anyone with, or interested in learning about, hearing loss. There will be 27 vendors providing resources and information. Learn about new technologies; information about cochlear implants, ASL and Cued Speech; social groups; and more. Check out more information: https://bit.ly/3Ayooit

Disability Rights and Resources Shares About Celebrate Communication FairSaturday, Oct. 16 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)Springfield T...
10/06/2021

Disability Rights and Resources Shares About Celebrate Communication Fair
Saturday, Oct. 16 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Springfield Town Center (Grand Court)

The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) is hosting the Celebrate Communication fair for anyone with, or interested in learning about, hearing loss. There will be 27 vendors providing resources and information. Learn about new technologies; information about cochlear implants, ASL and Cued Speech; social groups; and more. Check out more information: https://bit.ly/3Ayooit

Disability Rights and Resources Shares About Celebrate Communication Fair
Saturday, Oct. 16 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Springfield Town Center (Grand Court)

The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) is hosting the Celebrate Communication fair for anyone with, or interested in learning about, hearing loss. There will be 27 vendors providing resources and information. Learn about new technologies; information about cochlear implants, ASL and Cued Speech; social groups; and more. Check out more information: https://bit.ly/3Ayooit

Free Virtual Program Caring for You, Caring for Me Starts Monday, Oct. 1110 a.m.-12 p.m.Caring for You, Caring for Me is...
10/06/2021

Free Virtual Program Caring for You, Caring for Me Starts Monday, Oct. 11
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Caring for You, Caring for Me is a blend of interactive support and education for caregivers of older adults. This free five-week program focuses on advocacy and care for both the caregiver and care recipient. Participants report increased feelings of confidence and competence in their caregiving role after attending this program. Get more information and register: http://bit.ly/3c7Ko7Y

Free Virtual Program Caring for You, Caring for Me Starts Monday, Oct. 11
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Caring for You, Caring for Me is a blend of interactive support and education for caregivers of older adults. This free five-week program focuses on advocacy and care for both the caregiver and care recipient. Participants report increased feelings of confidence and competence in their caregiving role after attending this program. Get more information and register: http://bit.ly/3c7Ko7Y

Free Virtual Medicare 101 PresentationWednesday, Oct. 13 (3-4:30 p.m.)Online Medicare 101 training is for individuals an...
10/05/2021

Free Virtual Medicare 101 Presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 13 (3-4:30 p.m.)

Online Medicare 101 training is for individuals and their care partners who will soon be eligible for Medicare or have Medicare and would like to learn more about it. This session will address Medicare Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (doctors/outpatient hospital services/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare supplemental plans. This free class is taught by Fairfax County staff who are non-biased, state certified and SHIP (State Health Insurance and Assistance Program) Counselors. Under ACL guidelines for Conflict of Interest, this presentation is not meant for health insurance broker or agent education. Registration is required. To register, please call 703-689-2700, TTY 711.

Free Virtual Medicare 101 Presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 13 (3-4:30 p.m.)

Online Medicare 101 training is for individuals and their care partners who will soon be eligible for Medicare or have Medicare and would like to learn more about it. This session will address Medicare Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (doctors/outpatient hospital services/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare supplemental plans. This free class is taught by Fairfax County staff who are non-biased, state certified and SHIP (State Health Insurance and Assistance Program) Counselors. Under ACL guidelines for Conflict of Interest, this presentation is not meant for health insurance broker or agent education. Registration is required. To register, please call 703-689-2700, TTY 711.

Disability Rights and Resources Shares About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for People with Disabilities  T...
10/05/2021

Disability Rights and Resources Shares About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for People with Disabilities

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program pays benefits to individuals with disabilities and some family members if you worked long enough, recently enough, and paid Social Security taxes on your income. If you have a medical condition that’s expected to last a year or longer, or is terminal, you may be eligible for SSDI benefits. Learn more about SSDI benefits, how to apply and more: https://bit.ly/39wee5P

Disability Rights and Resources Shares About Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for People with Disabilities

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program pays benefits to individuals with disabilities and some family members if you worked long enough, recently enough, and paid Social Security taxes on your income. If you have a medical condition that’s expected to last a year or longer, or is terminal, you may be eligible for SSDI benefits. Learn more about SSDI benefits, how to apply and more: https://bit.ly/39wee5P

Free Virtual Medicare 101 PresentationWednesday, Oct. 6 (12-1 p.m.)The Medicare 101 training is for individuals who will...
10/05/2021

Free Virtual Medicare 101 Presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 6 (12-1 p.m.)

The Medicare 101 training is for individuals who will be eligible for Medicare and want to learn about their options. The session will provide an overview of the many components of Medicare: Part A (inpatient hospitalization, skilled nursing), Part B (outpatient hospital, doctors, labs, radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare Supplement Plans. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/DFS-OA-FCW-1

Free Virtual Medicare 101 Presentation
Wednesday, Oct. 6 (12-1 p.m.)

The Medicare 101 training is for individuals who will be eligible for Medicare and want to learn about their options. The session will provide an overview of the many components of Medicare: Part A (inpatient hospitalization, skilled nursing), Part B (outpatient hospital, doctors, labs, radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare Supplement Plans. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/DFS-OA-FCW-1

Check out this video. It guides us through purposeful memory engagement with arts and crafts for family caregivers with ...
10/04/2021

Check out this video. It guides us through purposeful memory engagement with arts and crafts for family caregivers with loved ones living with a cognitive impairment. Learn new skills to add to your caregiving toolbox. All the arts and crafts are supplies that you can find right at home. https://youtu.be/60e-yLV9XBM

Check out this video. It guides us through purposeful memory engagement with arts and crafts for family caregivers with loved ones living with a cognitive impairment. Learn new skills to add to your caregiving toolbox. All the arts and crafts are supplies that you can find right at home. https://youtu.be/60e-yLV9XBM

Free Virtual Medicare 101 PresentationTuesday, Oct. 19 (6-7:30 p.m.)This online Medicare 101 presentation is for individ...
10/03/2021

Free Virtual Medicare 101 Presentation
Tuesday, Oct. 19 (6-7:30 p.m.)

This online Medicare 101 presentation is for individuals and their care partners who will soon be eligible for Medicare or have Medicare and would like to learn more about it. This session will address Medicare Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (doctors/outpatient hospital services/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare supplemental plans. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3FavHiM

Free Virtual Medicare 101 Presentation
Tuesday, Oct. 19 (6-7:30 p.m.)

This online Medicare 101 presentation is for individuals and their care partners who will soon be eligible for Medicare or have Medicare and would like to learn more about it. This session will address Medicare Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (doctors/outpatient hospital services/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare supplemental plans. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3FavHiM

Do you know an individual or organization (business, nonprofit, government agency or other organization) that excels in ...
10/03/2021

Do you know an individual or organization (business, nonprofit, government agency or other organization) that excels in providing equal rights and community inclusion for people with disabilities in the Fairfax area? Nominate them for the Fairfax Area – Disability Services Board's 2021 Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Award! These awards are presented annually to recognize those who excel in demonstrating a commitment to promoting equal rights and community inclusion for people with disabilities in the Fairfax area and how people with disabilities have significantly benefitted from their efforts. Nominations are due by Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 by 5 p.m. Learn more about the awards, nomination information and more: https://bit.ly/DFS-OA-DRR-MGDIEA

Do you know an individual or organization (business, nonprofit, government agency or other organization) that excels in providing equal rights and community inclusion for people with disabilities in the Fairfax area? Nominate them for the Fairfax Area – Disability Services Board's 2021 Martha Glennan Disability Inclusion and Equality Award! These awards are presented annually to recognize those who excel in demonstrating a commitment to promoting equal rights and community inclusion for people with disabilities in the Fairfax area and how people with disabilities have significantly benefitted from their efforts. Nominations are due by Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 by 5 p.m. Learn more about the awards, nomination information and more: https://bit.ly/DFS-OA-DRR-MGDIEA

Free Virtual Chronic Pain Self-Management Program Workshop SeriesSix-Week Program Starts Wednesday, Oct. 6 (1:30-3:30 p....
10/02/2021

Free Virtual Chronic Pain Self-Management Program Workshop Series
Six-Week Program Starts Wednesday, Oct. 6 (1:30-3:30 p.m.)

Fairfax County's Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a free six-week group interactive workshop series to learn how to live better by effectively managing pain. Learn how to manage your pain and fatigue, move with gentle exercise, and so much more! Space is limited and preregistration is required. Caregivers are welcome! Get more information and register today: https://bit.ly/3mcfhgy

Free Virtual Chronic Pain Self-Management Program Workshop Series
Six-Week Program Starts Wednesday, Oct. 6 (1:30-3:30 p.m.)

Fairfax County's Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a free six-week group interactive workshop series to learn how to live better by effectively managing pain. Learn how to manage your pain and fatigue, move with gentle exercise, and so much more! Space is limited and preregistration is required. Caregivers are welcome! Get more information and register today: https://bit.ly/3mcfhgy

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