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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 resources (your tax dollars), we generally only monitor comments and postings during regular business hours. Social Media Comments Policy: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/social-media-comments-policy

Política de comentarios en las redes sociales de Fairfax County: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/politica-de-comentarios-en-las-redes-sociales-de-fairfax-county

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Call the Department of Family Services' Adult Protective Services (APS) hotline (available 24 hours) to report Abuse, Ex...
03/30/2021

Call the Department of Family Services' Adult Protective Services (APS) hotline (available 24 hours) to report Abuse, Exploitation, or Neglect of an adult who is 60 years or older or is 18 years and older and incapacitated. Reports can be filed for people who live alone or with relatives or who are residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, or group homes.

Reporting just takes a phone call: 703-324-7450, TTY 711.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/DFSAdultProtectiveServices

Message from Fairfax County Health DepartmentRegistration Now Open for All of Phase 1bBeginning today, March 30, individ...
03/30/2021
Registration Now Open for All of Phase 1b - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Message from Fairfax County Health Department

Registration Now Open for All of Phase 1b

Beginning today, March 30, individuals who live or work the Fairfax Health District who are in the following categories are now eligible to register to get a COVID-19 vaccine: officials needed to maintain continuity of government; clergy and faith leaders; and janitorial and cleaning staff. The Fairfax Health District includes Fairfax County, the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, and the towns of Clifton, Herndon and Vienna. Learn more details: https://bit.ly/3u9f550

Note: This post is information from the Fairfax County Department of Health.
Questions? Send an email [email protected] or call 703-267-3511.
Stay connected to get the latest COVID-19 information:
—— Facebook – Fairfax County Health Department: @FairfaxCountyHealth
—— Facebook – Fairfax County Government: @FairfaxCounty
—— Website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19
—— Emergency Blog: https://FairfaxCountyEmergency.wpcomstaging.com
—— Text Alerts: Text FFXCOVID to 888777 (English) or text FFXCOVIDESP to 888777 (Spanish).

Beginning today, March 30, individuals who live or work in the Fairfax Health District that fall into the following categories are now eligible to register to get a COVID-19 vaccine: Officials needed to maintain continuity of government Clergy and faith leaders Janitorial and cleaning staff See belo...

Meet retired Fairfax Area Agency on Aging employee, Kathy Jones. Throughout her life, she has cared for others in many w...
03/29/2021

Meet retired Fairfax Area Agency on Aging employee, Kathy Jones. Throughout her life, she has cared for others in many ways. To those who know her, it came as no surprise when she decided to learn life-saving techniques from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. According to Kathy, it should no longer be the best kept secret in Fairfax. Learn more about Kathy's story and CERT. http://bit.ly/3v48jyy #GoldenGazette #FairfaxCountyFamilyServices

If you are unemployed and 55 years or older, the DFS Northern Virginia Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCS...
03/28/2021

If you are unemployed and 55 years or older, the DFS Northern Virginia Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) can help! SCSEP offers qualifying Northern Virginia residents the opportunity build their skills while training an average of 20 hours a week, receiving a stipend for their efforts. This on-the-job training experience can then be used to help find employment opportunities outside of the program. Learn more information about SCSEP: http://bit.ly/DFS-ET-MW
#Employment #FairfaxCountyFamilyServices

Update to Caregiver Lunch Bunch hosted by Virtual Center for Active AdultsThese will now take place Tuesdays from 12-1 p...
03/27/2021

Update to Caregiver Lunch Bunch hosted by Virtual Center for Active Adults

These will now take place Tuesdays from 12-1 p.m.

If you are a caregiver of an older adult looking to connect with other caregivers, join the Caregiver Lunch Bunch. The group meets virtually to discuss a new topic and share their thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment. Please register for this event: http://bit.ly/VCAAclb #VCAA #FFXOlderAdults

Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church is a nonprofit that makes health and safety repairs for homeowners wi...
03/26/2021

Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church is a nonprofit that makes health and safety repairs for homeowners with limited incomes. Its teams of skilled volunteers help Fairfax County homeowners with accessibility modifications, home repairs, and overdue maintenance problems at no charge. Learn more about how Rebuilding Together is helping the community.https://bit.ly/3v6tOi6 #GoldenGazette #FairfaxCountyFamilyServices

COVID-19 is changing the way Fairfax County governs. Its impact is seen in this year’s proposed countywide strategic pla...
03/25/2021

COVID-19 is changing the way Fairfax County governs. Its impact is seen in this year’s proposed countywide strategic plan. Learn more and provide your feedback in a survey: http://bit.ly/2PLWs81

Participate in the 2021 Fairfax Area “Think Tank” COVID-19 Challenge – a response to the social isolation experienced by...
03/25/2021

Participate in the 2021 Fairfax Area “Think Tank” COVID-19 Challenge – a response to the social isolation experienced by older adults and adults with disabilities during the pandemic restrictions. Specifically, this Challenge addresses those who do not have access to, or a desire to use, technology to alleviate their isolation.

Participants will focus on non-technological means to address isolation. This Challenge is open to all members of the community, including community groups and students in Fairfax County, the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.

Dates to Know
Sunday, April 18 – Project submission deadline.
Wednesday, April 28 – Finalists will be notified.
Monday, May 10 – Think Tank virtual judging event.

Learn more details about the Challenge and how to participate: http://bit.ly/2021-FA-Think-Tank-CC

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccine in Spanish Friday, March 26, from 3-4 p.m. The Virginia Hispani...
03/24/2021
Join Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccine in Spanish March 26 - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccine in Spanish
Friday, March 26, from 3-4 p.m.

The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, will host a virtual zoom session to share vaccine facts and address common vaccine myths and fears.

Questions answered during this event include:
– Why should I get vaccinated?
– Is the vaccine safe and effective?
– How do I register?
– Does the vaccine have a cost?
– Is my immigration status a requirement to get the vaccine?

Learn more and join the webinar: http://bit.ly/31aOLe5

The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, will host a virtual zoom session in Spanish on Friday, March 26, from 3-4 p.m. Health Department Epidemiologist Dr. René Nájera will share vaccine facts and address common vaccine myths and fears...

Panel Conversation: Developmental Disability Resources During COVID-19Friday, March 2612-1 p.m.March is Developmental Di...
03/24/2021

Panel Conversation: Developmental Disability Resources During COVID-19
Friday, March 26
12-1 p.m.

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. We must ensure that persons with developmental disabilities have access to programs and services in their communities and are included in the same way persons without disabilities are. Join this panel conversation and learn about the different resources available to people with developmental disabilities and their family caregivers. Learn more and register to join: http://bit.ly/2OHOvkf

Sheryl Sims is a progressive artist, passionate genealogist, and poetic writer. She cleverly weaves these skills to crea...
03/23/2021

Sheryl Sims is a progressive artist, passionate genealogist, and poetic writer. She cleverly weaves these skills to create family art quilts. Sheryl’s extraordinary gift to recreate her family’s roots in America was surprising to her. Although she holds a fine arts degree, it wasn’t until the pandemic that she realized her knack and love for art quilting. “It brought peace during a time of stress and soothed my soul,” she expounds. “It also allowed me to dig into my African American family history and depict my enslaved ancestors as human beings with grace and dignity. I also discovered my Quaker ancestry, reaching as far back as my 10th great grandfather,..." Learn more about Sheryl Sims' story and her art quilting. https://bit.ly/3emG204 #GoldenGazette #FairfaxCountyFamilyServices

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services and Partner Agencies Deliver 500,000 Meals to Older AdultsWhen NCS Se...
03/23/2021

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services and Partner Agencies Deliver 500,000 Meals to Older Adults

When NCS Senior Centers closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NCS, Fairfax County Department of Family Services and other HHS staff pivoted to meet the immediate needs of older adults – they began delivering weekly meals to participants who would typically eat their meals at Senior Centers. Now, over one year later, NCS staff have delivered over 500,000 meals through the program. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3seD1TZ

Arts for the Aging: Joy of MovementThursday, March 25 at 1:15 p.m.Join Arts for the Aging teaching artist Deborah Riley ...
03/22/2021

Arts for the Aging: Joy of Movement
Thursday, March 25 at 1:15 p.m.

Join Arts for the Aging teaching artist Deborah Riley for her Joy of Movement workshop. Seated or standing, stretch and dance with your whole body, sing along to familiar music, and playfully synchronize your body and mind. This workshop is being hosted by the Virtual Center for Active Adults. Log on to join the fun: https://bit.ly/VCAASocialSPACE
Meeting ID: 901 875 2818
Passcode: 8727
#VCAA #FFXOlderAdults

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), administered by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services, i...
03/21/2021

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), administered by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services, is continuing to enroll eligible unemployed adults ages 55+ to participate in on-site trainings with organizations that follow pandemic safety protocols. Alternatively, participants that prefer to stay home due to the pandemic may choose to participate in virtual training to prepare for on-site training and employment. Learn more about how SCSEP works, eligibility and how to participate. https://bit.ly/3v6tbFg
#GoldenGazette #FairfaxCountyFamilyServices

Do you live or work in Fairfax County? Take a quick survey on the proposed countywide strategic plan. Your feedback will...
03/20/2021

Do you live or work in Fairfax County? Take a quick survey on the proposed countywide strategic plan. Your feedback will help Fairfax County serve the community better. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2PLWs81

Message from the Fairfax County Health Department First Check the Website – The Fairfax County Health Department COVID-1...
03/19/2021
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) | Health

Message from the Fairfax County Health Department

First Check the Website – The Fairfax County Health Department COVID-19 website http://bit.ly/2IoJpCJ has health-related COVID-19 information including Vaccine and general COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Call – The call center is available to answer questions Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
703-324-7404 — Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines and Registration
703-267-3511 — General Questions About COVID-19
(Call volume is high right now; please have patience while waiting to speak with someone.)

Email – Send questions about COVID-19 to [email protected]. Specific messages about registration need to include: the concern or question; the registered person's first and last name; and the email address used for the registration. (Please do not send health information or your social security number.)

Learn more details about these ways of contacting the Fairfax County Health Department about COVID-19: http://bit.ly/3cQ5mJw

Fairfax County, Virginia - Information and updates about Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Panel Conversation: Developmental Disability Resources During COVID-19Friday, March 2612-1 p.m.March is Developmental Di...
03/18/2021

Panel Conversation: Developmental Disability Resources During COVID-19
Friday, March 26
12-1 p.m.

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. We must ensure that persons with developmental disabilities have access to programs and services in their communities and are included in the same way persons without disabilities are. Join this panel conversation and learn about the different resources available to people with developmental disabilities and their family caregivers. Learn more and register to join: http://bit.ly/2OHOvkf

Meet some older adult foster parents who are making a lasting difference for youth in Fairfax County and encouraging oth...
03/18/2021

Meet some older adult foster parents who are making a lasting difference for youth in Fairfax County and encouraging others to give it a try. https://bit.ly/3dq3xFj

“At this stage in your lives, you have so many relationship skills, life experiences and abilities to make some real lasting changes for children, who through no fault of their own, are in such great need,” said Scott and Marie Kokotajlos.

Learn more by contacting Dr. Patricia Aviles-Cubillos at [email protected] or call 703-324-7639, or visit https://bit.ly/DFS-FCA. Even if you are not ready to become a foster parent, there are other ways to provide support to this community.

It’s always scam season of some sort, and COVID-19 scams are popular now. The Federal Trade Commission has reported seve...
03/18/2021
Don’t Fall Victim to These 6 COVID-19 Scams - Fairfax County Emergency Information

It’s always scam season of some sort, and COVID-19 scams are popular now. The Federal Trade Commission has reported several vaccine-related scams that can be avoided with education and awareness. Some of the more common scams happening right now include:
– Get Vaccinated Now Scams
– Paying for Appointment Scam
– False Contact Tracing Scams
– Assistance from “Big Name” Company Scams
– New Treatment or Breakthrough Scams
– Fake Emails from WHO or CDC

Learn more about how to protect your information or what to if you have been scammed: http://bit.ly/3tx2h7T

Note: This post is information from the Fairfax County Department of Health.
Questions? Send an email [email protected] or call 703-267-3511.
Stay connected to get the latest COVID-19 information:
—— Facebook – Fairfax County Health Department: @FairfaxCountyHealth
—— Facebook – Fairfax County Government: @FairfaxCounty
—— Website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19
—— Emergency Blog: https://FairfaxCountyEmergency.wpcomstaging.com
—— Text Alerts: Text FFXCOVID to 888777 (English) or text FFXCOVIDESP to 888777 (Spanish).

It’s always scam season of some sort, and COVID-19 scams are in style right now. The Federal Trade Commission has reported several vaccine-related scams that can be easily avoided with education and awareness. Some of the more common scams happening right now include: Get Vaccinated Now Scams – ...

COVID-19 Vaccines Presentation in MandarinFriday, March 19 at 9 a.m.Mandarin speakers are invited to a special presentat...
03/17/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Presentation in Mandarin
Friday, March 19 at 9 a.m.

Mandarin speakers are invited to a special presentation by the Fairfax County Health Department to learn more about the current COVID-19 vaccines. The topics they will cover include vaccine safety, distribution priority groups, what to expect when it's your turn, and how to register for an appointment. This workshop is being hosted by the Virtual Center for Active Adults. Learn more and join the workshop: https://bit.ly/VCAASocialSPACE (Meeting ID: 901 875 2818 Password: 8727) #VCAA #FFXOlderAdults

Free Virtual Event: Caring for You, Caring for MeFive-Week Session Starts Tuesday, March 232:30-4:30 p.m."Caring for You...
03/16/2021

Free Virtual Event: Caring for You, Caring for Me
Five-Week Session Starts Tuesday, March 23
2:30-4:30 p.m.

"Caring for You, Caring for Me" is a blend of interactive support and education for caregivers of older adults. This free virtual 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. Learn more information and register: http://bit.ly/3oS2TDh

Book lovers unite! If you love to read and discuss books, you are invited to join the Virtual Center for Active Adults (...
03/15/2021

Book lovers unite! If you love to read and discuss books, you are invited to join the Virtual Center for Active Adults (VCAA) Book Club! The club meets virtually on the third Friday of every month at 10:30 a.m.

On March 19, the discussion will be about Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. Hope to see you there!
Log on to join the club: https://bit.ly/VCAASocialSPACE (Meeting ID: 901 875 2818 Passcode: 8727) #VCAA #FFXOlderAdults

Message from the Fairfax County Health DepartmentResidents may now register for a COVID-19 vaccine (when eligible) using...
03/15/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form Now Available in Spanish - Fairfax County Emergency Information

Message from the Fairfax County Health Department

Residents may now register for a COVID-19 vaccine (when eligible) using a new Spanish form that’s now available. The English form also can be switched between English and Spanish by selecting the language.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/2OxZbBS

Note: This post is information from the Fairfax County Department of Health.
Questions? Send an email [email protected] or call 703-267-3511.
Stay connected to get the latest COVID-19 information:
—— Facebook – Fairfax County Health Department: @FairfaxCountyHealth
—— Facebook – Fairfax County Government: @FairfaxCounty
—— Website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19
—— Emergency Blog: https://FairfaxCountyEmergency.wpcomstaging.com
—— Text Alerts: Text FFXCOVID to 888777 (English) or text FFXCOVIDESP to 888777 (Spanish).

Residents may now register for a COVID-19 vaccine (when eligible) using a new Spanish form that’s now available. The English form also can be switched between English and Spanish by selecting the language in the top right of the screen. When people submit forms in either Spanish or English, their ...

The 2021 tax season is just beginning and, unfortunately, scammers are lurking again this year. Some of the scams are ph...
03/14/2021

The 2021 tax season is just beginning and, unfortunately, scammers are lurking again this year. Some of the scams are phone calls using a threatening tone stating that if you do not pay your delinquent tax bill, you will be arrested by local authorities. The scammers will use scare tactics to ensure that they will get you to pay, in most cases by requesting iTunes gift cards. Learn about tips to avoid the scams or tips for what to do if you do get scammed. https://bit.ly/3kY8oz3

Free Caregiver Webinar: Neuroplasticity and Living a Full Life Following a Stroke, Wednesday, March 17 (12-1 p.m.)This w...
03/13/2021

Free Caregiver Webinar: Neuroplasticity and Living a Full Life Following a Stroke, Wednesday, March 17 (12-1 p.m.)

This webinar will explore how the brain is affected by a stroke, its capacity to fight back, and the role of neuroplasticity in recovery. Through this presentation we want to support family caregivers to be better prepared to support their loves ones and provide resources that exist for you as the caregiver and your loved one. Learn more and register: http://bit.ly/2KE1aiB

Fairfax County wants to know what you think about the proposed countywide strategic plan. Help shape the future of Fairf...
03/12/2021

Fairfax County wants to know what you think about the proposed countywide strategic plan. Help shape the future of Fairfax County by taking a short survey. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2PLWs81

COVID-19 Vaccines Presentation in MandarinFriday, March 19 at 9 a.m.Mandarin speakers are invited to a special presentat...
03/11/2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Presentation in Mandarin
Friday, March 19 at 9 a.m.

Mandarin speakers are invited to a special presentation by the Fairfax County Health Department to learn more about the current COVID-19 vaccines. The topics they will cover include vaccine safety, distribution priority groups, what to expect when it's your turn, and how to register for an appointment. This workshop is being hosted by the Virtual Center for Active Adults. Learn more and join the workshop: https://bit.ly/VCAASocialSPACE (Meeting ID: 901 875 2818 Password: 8727)
#VCAA #FFXOlderAdults

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