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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.

The Park's Summer Entertainment Series. The latest Social Security Scam. Another wacky sport - this one is called Foot G...
06/28/2019
Goden_Gazette_July_2019.pdf

The Park's Summer Entertainment Series. The latest Social Security Scam. Another wacky sport - this one is called Foot Golf. The truth about blossom rot and egg shells. How to get involved with the N VA Senior Olympics and Chef Das' tempting Tuna Tartare recipe. It's all in the July issue of the Golden Gazette. Check it out at
https://drive.google.com/file/d/106b37pl4cMarRHb3RdAh-uHtF50L6mSM/view
Subscribe for free at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/golden-gazette.

Did you hear the new rules around where home gardens, community gardens and farmers markets are allowed? Edible gardens ...
06/27/2019
Community Gardens Coming to Open Spaces and Rooftops Under New Zoning Rules - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Did you hear the new rules around where home gardens, community gardens and farmers markets are allowed? Edible gardens are allowed in front yards. 🍅 Farmers Markets are allowed in more places year-round. Community gardens are allowed on ground and rooftops. 🌷 Read all about it and get your gardening tools out! www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/12984-2

As the hunger for locally grown food increases, Fairfax County’s new zoning rules dramatically expand the locations where community gardens, farmers markets and home gardens are allowed. Under the new regulations the Board of Supervisors adopted on June 25, community gardens may bloom in open spac...

Want to be part of art? The INOUT project asks you question about the future of art in Springfield. Visit the interactiv...
06/25/2019

Want to be part of art? The INOUT project asks you question about the future of art in Springfield. Visit the interactive photo booth, called a cuboid, where your responses and portraits will be displayed at locations throughout Springfield. Visit www.inoutexperience.com

At McLean Community Village Association, "you find a great network of people who will be your friends for the rest of yo...
06/24/2019

At McLean Community Village Association, "you find a great network of people who will be your friends for the rest of your life," says Kay Bransford on this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast. Kay joins Steve Morrison in a discussion of how their group works to make McLean a more "aging friendly" community. Tune in now at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/mclean-community-village-association-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast. To learn more about the county's village programs, go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/neighbor

Fairfax County Government
06/21/2019

Fairfax County Government

The future is driverless—and it’s coming to Merrifield! We’re going to launch a self-driving shuttle that will run from the Dunn Loring Metro station to Mosaic. This is the first state-funded autonomous vehicle pilot project in Virginia, and we’re partnering with Dominion Energy. Learn more: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/autonomous-shuttle-pilot

RSVP-Northern Virginia is holding a seminar on volunteering in retirement, Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. at the American ...
06/21/2019

RSVP-Northern Virginia is holding a seminar on volunteering in retirement, Tuesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m. at the American Red Cross National Capital Region office in Fairfax. The one-hour event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xygbvxbab&oeidk=a07egdpdfkqad7fca27

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), the region’s largest volunteer network for those 55-years-old and better, provides personalized support to seniors and retirees who are seeking their ideal service opportunities.

Since 1999, there have been over 50,000 cases and 2,000 deaths from West Nile virus disease in the U.S. West Nile virus ...
06/20/2019

Since 1999, there have been over 50,000 cases and 2,000 deaths from West Nile virus disease in the U.S. West Nile virus is found in local mosquitoes each year. 🦟 Find out more and see how to protect yourself here: http://bit.ly/3178IRF

Annandale is opening a Pop-Up Park on June 29! 😁 The temporary community gathering spot will have arts, fitness and f...
06/19/2019

Annandale is opening a Pop-Up Park on June 29! 😁 The temporary community gathering spot will have arts, fitness and family friendly activities including gardening insights from Green Spring Gardens, golf tips and tricks, physical fitness, play and general wellness-themed activities, arts, live native animals and more! For details and registration information, click here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/publicaffairs/annandales-pop-park-open-june-29?hootPostID=9edb0c2ca45896ed815ca2afdcfc9710

06/19/2019

The Snappy Tappers are moving their feet ready for their performance tomorrow. Don’t forget to stop by Lincolnia Senior Center at 1 p.m. tomorrow, June 20, for the FREE show. Call 703-914-0330.

You are more likely to encounter someone experiencing a mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental ...
06/18/2019

You are more likely to encounter someone experiencing a mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches you about common warning signs and risk factors for mental health problems and provides a five-step action plan and resources for helping someone in crisis. Find out more here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hscode/ereg/Registration.aspx?groupID=47

Put a smile on your face and some pep in your step with the Snappy Tappers. There's nothing like hearing a large cacopho...
06/17/2019

Put a smile on your face and some pep in your step with the Snappy Tappers. There's nothing like hearing a large cacophony of tap performed to hits like Chattanooga, Hit the Road Jack and Dancing in the Streets. See a FREE performance June 20, 1 p.m. at Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 N. Chamblis St., Alexandria. Call 703-914-0330

Stop by Sully Historic Site's 46th Annual Antique Auto Show this Father’s Day, June 16 at 10 a.m.  There’s hundreds ...
06/14/2019

Stop by Sully Historic Site's 46th Annual Antique Auto Show this Father’s Day, June 16 at 10 a.m. There’s hundreds of antique cars, a century car parade of cars 100+ years old, live music, a flea market, children’s activities, car sale, a food court and more! We wish all the dad’s out there a very Happy Father’s Day! www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sully-historic-site/46th-annual-antique-car-show

Fairfax County Public Library is launching its first system-wide Adult Summer Reading Program. Read/listen to five books...
06/13/2019

Fairfax County Public Library is launching its first system-wide Adult Summer Reading Program. Read/listen to five books of your choice for a chance to win prizes! Prizes include Starbucks gift cards, RECenter free admission, Scrawl Books gift certificates, free Potbelly Big Cookie and more; plus a chance to win a goodie bag full of items worth $125! 🤑 Find out how to participate here 👇 https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/summer-reading/adults

The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton Vienna is looking for Volunteer Drivers. Can you help drive older adults to much neede...
06/13/2019

The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton Vienna is looking for Volunteer Drivers. Can you help drive older adults to much needed doctor’s appointments and/or to the grocery and drug store? Driving need is mainly in Fairfax, Vienna, Oakton and Reston areas. To help drive or find out more, click here: www.scov.org

Older adults can be especially vulnerable to extreme heat. Fairfax County residents (and residents of the cities of Fair...
06/11/2019

Older adults can be especially vulnerable to extreme heat. Fairfax County residents (and residents of the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church) who need help keeping their homes cool this summer, and to prevent a health emergency resulting from extreme heat, may be able to get assistance from The Cooling Assistance Program or The Fan Care Program. Find out more here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/financial-and-medical/energy-assistance

OLDER ADULTS CAN HAVE FUN AT FAIRFAX COUNTY OUTDOOR GYMS. Exercise equipment is similar to what’s found in a gym but i...
06/10/2019

OLDER ADULTS CAN HAVE FUN AT FAIRFAX COUNTY OUTDOOR GYMS. Exercise equipment is similar to what’s found in a gym but it’s outdoors and free for public use. Some units are even designed for individuals in wheelchairs. Locations: Lincolnia Park, 6295 8th St., Alexandria and Gum Springs Community Center, 8100 Fordson Rd., Alexandria. For more park information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks

On the latest edition of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, meet Fairfax Station resident, Art Mitchell. This zoologist recently trans...
06/10/2019

On the latest edition of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, meet Fairfax Station resident, Art Mitchell. This zoologist recently transitioned from a 40 year career as an international environmental consultant to a certified life coach specializing in something called, conscious aging.

He is also the author of the newly published, “Grateful, Not Dead” - a retirement guide that invites you to an odyssey of self- discovery with chapter titles lifted from Grateful Dead songs.

Tune in now at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/conscious-aging-with-grateful-not-dead-author-art-mitchell-fairfax-50-plus-podcast?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast

Celebrate Fairfax! Starts tonight and goes through June 9 at the Fairfax County Government Center. There's carnival ride...
06/07/2019

Celebrate Fairfax! Starts tonight and goes through June 9 at the Fairfax County Government Center. There's carnival rides, fireworks, over 300 exhibitors, live concerts (including Better Than Ezra and Smash Mouth!), a petting zoo, great festival foods and more! Visit http://celebratefairfax.com

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at GMU offers intellectual, social and cultural experiences including college-level co...
06/07/2019

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at GMU offers intellectual, social and cultural experiences including college-level courses, trips and special events to Northern Virginia residents in their retirement years. Summer term is June 24- August 2. Click here: https://olli.gmu.edu

“Sentimental Journey Singers” is a new chorus for those diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s and other memory impairme...
06/05/2019

“Sentimental Journey Singers” is a new chorus for those diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s and other memory impairments. The program is offered by Insight Memory Care Center and Encore Creativity for Older Adults, the nation’s largest choral program for singers 55+. Stop by the Open House on July 15 from 9:30-11 a.m. Rehearsals start Sept. 9. Find out more below 👇 http://encorecreativity.org/news-2/201-introducing-the-sentimental-journey-singers

Registration for the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) has begun. 🏌️‍♂️🏊‍♀️🚴‍♂️...
06/04/2019

Registration for the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) has begun. 🏌️‍♂️🏊‍♀️🚴‍♂️ NVSO includes more than 60 events that exercise the mind as well as the body! included are Pickleball, Dominoes–Mexican, Basketball, Bowling, Yo-Yo, 5K Road Race, Swimming, Cycling, Pool, Golf and many more! Competitors must be at least 50 years old by Dec. 31, 2019. The games run Sept. 14-28. Visit www.nvso.us.

Someone squirts ketchup on you by mistake, a stranger gives you something you dropped, you pay your bill and receive you...
06/04/2019
AARP Foundation Fraud Fighters

Someone squirts ketchup on you by mistake, a stranger gives you something you dropped, you pay your bill and receive your change back, you buy a pair of designer sunglasses. These are often scams that happen when you travel. Don’t be a victim. Find out about these scams and others below.

Planning summer travel? Watch out for these potential travel #scams! Washington Post

Fairfax County Government
06/03/2019

Fairfax County Government

At an altitude of about 280 feet, the longest indoor ski slope in North America could be built on top of the county’s I-95 landfill in Lorton. The 1,700-foot slope would rank among the longest in the world too. We received a proposal to build this indoor skiing and snowboarding facility called Fairfax Peak. Learn more:http://bit.ly/30TRWFC

Stay Informed! Watch Fairfax County‘s "Mature Living" on Channel 16 - Your Fairfax County Government Television Channe...
06/03/2019

Stay Informed! Watch Fairfax County‘s "Mature Living" on Channel 16 - Your Fairfax County Government Television Channel. Hear about the latest news and information from around the county. Learn about protecting yourself from scams, downsizing and preventing falls. Hear about lifelong learning opportunities such as music and singing, plus so much more! Click here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/mature-living

Are you a caregiver? Do you have questions about caregiving and need some answers? We can help. Fairfax County offers FR...
05/31/2019

Are you a caregiver? Do you have questions about caregiving and need some answers? We can help. Fairfax County offers FREE 1-hour phone consultations to caregivers. Call 703-324-5374 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and ask for your free consultation.

Join Dr. William Shang for a free discussion on how to use exercise to help treat elevated glucose and high blood pressu...
05/30/2019

Join Dr. William Shang for a free discussion on how to use exercise to help treat elevated glucose and high blood pressure and to help prevent/delay the onset of osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and cognitive decline. For details, click here: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/5226120

Fairfax County’s conducting a full-scale emergency exercise to evaluate our ability to respond quickly to an anthrax a...
05/30/2019

Fairfax County’s conducting a full-scale emergency exercise to evaluate our ability to respond quickly to an anthrax attack and WE NEED YOUR HELP! July 19, 10 a.m.-Noon at Lake Braddock Secondary School. No experience or training needed. Get details and register here: http://bit.ly/2Wb3l4g

According to the FTC, scammers are calling people asking for their Medicare number to get them a back or neck brace. The...
05/28/2019
Protect yourself against Medicare scams

According to the FTC, scammers are calling people asking for their Medicare number to get them a back or neck brace. They also say they need your information to get you a new Medicare card. Watch this video to learn how to protect yourself against Medicare scams. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2019/03/protect-yourself-against-medicare-scams?utm_source=govdelivery

Still getting calls from people claiming to be from Medicare, asking for money or personal information?

Our county parks are honoring those who serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Forces with a free day for military fami...
05/24/2019

Our county parks are honoring those who serve and have served in the U.S. Armed Forces with a free day for military families at RECenters and lakefront parks on Memorial Day – Monday, May 27. 🇱🇷 Families can enjoy pools, fitness rooms, drop-in fitness classes, gyms, mini-golf, carousel rides, boat rides and more! For details, click here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-news/2019/z-ir070

Spending time outside and found a tick on yourself or your pet? Worried it’s the type of tick that carries Lyme diseas...
05/24/2019

Spending time outside and found a tick on yourself or your pet? Worried it’s the type of tick that carries Lyme disease, Powassan virus, Tularemia or Rocky Mountain spotted fever? 😟The Fairfax County Health Department offers a FREE tick identification service to help you find out. 👍 Watch this video to learn more and share it! Click here: http://bit.ly/2YkZGi6.

On this edition of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, RSVP's Rob Paine and Ken Kozloff tell you everything you need to know about the ...
05/23/2019

On this edition of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, RSVP's Rob Paine and Ken Kozloff tell you everything you need to know about the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. The event is planned for September 14th through the 28th and registration for competiors and event volunteers will be opeing soon. Tune in at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-plus-podcast-northern-virginia-senior-olympics?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast

Go to www.nvso.us for information about competing and
www.rsvpnova.org to volunteer. You can also call 703-403-5360.

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