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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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Fairfax County Government
04/02/2019
Fairfax County Government

Fairfax County Government

Based on input from around the county—in person and online, in multiple languages and communities—nine priority areas have been identified for the new countywide strategic plan. How do they match up with your view of the county’s future?

Details on the priorities and the process at the link.

Sign up now for “A Journey of Living Well with Parkinson’s.” Hear Karl Robb, author of A Soft Voice in a Noisy Wor...
04/01/2019

Sign up now for “A Journey of Living Well with Parkinson’s.” Hear Karl Robb, author of A Soft Voice in a Noisy World, share his positive attitude about living with Parkinson’s. Also find out about the latest medical advancements from Dr. Falconer. The event takes place on April 11 in RestonSpace is limited! Click here: https://parkinsonsocialnetwork.org/events/community-events

Jim Person talks to the organizers of the April 8 Positive Aging and Wellness Fair and the April 30 50+ Employment Expo ...
03/29/2019

Jim Person talks to the organizers of the April 8 Positive Aging and Wellness Fair and the April 30 50+ Employment Expo on this edition of Fairfax 50+ Podcast. Both events take place in Fairfax and offer compelling key note speakers, excellent workshops and trade fairs. Tune in now at:
https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-podcast-positive-aging-fair-and-50-plus-employment-expo?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast#t=0:00

Find more information about the events at https://positiveagingfair.com/ and https://accessjca.org/employment-expos/.

Registration is open for the Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair! 😀 The event has workshops, exhibitor...
03/28/2019

Registration is open for the Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair! 😀 The event has workshops, exhibitors and keynote speaker Pat Collins from News4 to help educate and inspire adults into achieving a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle as they age. April 8 at the Fairfax County Government Center. Click here: https://positiveagingfair.com/

Here's a bright idea - get up for 5 free LED light bulbs and help clean the air! They can also save you money compared t...
03/27/2019
A Bright Idea: Get up to Five, Free LED Lightbulbs at Libraries in April and May - Fairfax County Government NewsCenter

Here's a bright idea - get up for 5 free LED light bulbs and help clean the air! They can also save you money compared to the old incardescent or CFL bulbs.
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/a-bright-idea-get-up-to-five-free-led-lightbulbs-at-libraries-in-april-and-may/

You can get up to five, free LED lightbulbs at Fairfax County libraries in April and May — and save on your monthly electric bill. We’re giving away the bulbs at six libraries because we want to help you save money and protect the planet. Get a free LED — and if you bring in up to four of your...

Those dreaded robocalls: An end may be in sight
03/26/2019
Those dreaded robocalls: An end may be in sight

Those dreaded robocalls: An end may be in sight

Americans are bombarded with about 100 million robocalls every day. Ten years after the Federal Trade Commission banned unwanted pre-recorded commercial telemarketing calls, a.k.a. robocalls, they’ve only gotten worse. But now the major landline and cellphone carriers have promised they will roll ...

Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions
03/25/2019

Fairfax County Volunteer Solutions

Do you have a special talent or skill that should be shared with others (music, art, crafts, languages, fitness, dance, etc)? Do you have a few hours per month to brighten the lives of older adults? Volunteer at a Fairfax County senior or adult day healthcare center. Or, help individuals as a grocery shopper, social visitor, Meals on Wheels driver/leader, or more. Be like Marilyn and John and consider helping others as a VS volunteer. Email [email protected] with questions. Please share this with others, too. Website link is in the comments.

The idea is simple - neighbors and friends helping each other out. On this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, two county st...
03/21/2019

The idea is simple - neighbors and friends helping each other out. On this episode of Fairfax 50+ Podcast, two county staff members discuss their work supporting the Neighbor-2-Neighbor Networks and Villages that provide services and socialization - especially to 50+ adults. They also discuss how you can get help establishing one in your neighborhood. Tune in to: https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-plus-podcast-neighbor-to-neighbor-networks?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast. Find out more about N-2-N/Villages at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/neighbor

You are never too old to enjoy the benefits of improved nutrition. Learn more about how much and what to eat here https:...
03/20/2019

You are never too old to enjoy the benefits of improved nutrition. Learn more about how much and what to eat here https://sm.eatright.org/aboutDGA

MyPlate, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and food labels can help you create a healthy eating plan that includes a variety of foods from all food groups.

Learn more at https://sm.eatright.org/aboutDGA.

#NationalNutritionMonth

Today is the statewide tornado drill. Consider practicing like it’s the real thing. 🛑Stop what you’re doing when ...
03/19/2019

Today is the statewide tornado drill. Consider practicing like it’s the real thing.
🛑Stop what you’re doing when you get the alert
➡️Move to an interior area away from windows
⬇️Crouch down, protect your head & neck
✅Wait for the all clear

You wouldn’t let a stranger in your house. Don’t let them in your computer. Scammers are online too! Hear this accou...
03/18/2019
How to Avoid a Tech Support Scam

You wouldn’t let a stranger in your house. Don’t let them in your computer. Scammers are online too! Hear this account of a retired business consultant’s tech support scam experience and what he did about it. We’re so glad he’s sharing his story. 👍 www.consumer.ftc.gov/media/video-0181-how-avoid-tech-support-scam?fbclid=IwAR0Frto95lN-o56_TTa8NsBEMEsZJCzGPHd_vpDSMnsM5Nxgh5b7ASlK5Ho

The first-person story about a retired business consultant’s tech support scam experience, what he did about it.

Get in on the Yoga craze! Channel 16 has added more showings “Everyday Yoga: Movement for Life”. The program include...
03/15/2019

Get in on the Yoga craze! Channel 16 has added more showings “Everyday Yoga: Movement for Life”. The program includes movement and breathing techniques designed especially for the 50+ crowd. Tune in to Fairfax County Government Television (Cox Channel 1016 HD and Verizon and Comcast Channel 16) at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Click here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/everyday-yoga-movement-life-level-3?fbclid=IwAR1rS5CkiXwNG3heLKowsjG3HU1wAk_wzraYaFfRQMDnGcI99I_p7ca-fII

Lynda.com for Libraries contains over 6,000 online courses. Examples include: Photography, Writing, Audio + Music, Busin...
03/14/2019

Lynda.com for Libraries contains over 6,000 online courses. Examples include: Photography, Writing, Audio + Music, Business Skills, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Time Management, and thousands more! The library is offering this service FREE to those who log in with their library numbers and passwords. Go to https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=fairfaxcounty.gov.

Find out why Starting the Conversation about Parkinson's Disease is important to all of us, and especially to people dea...
03/14/2019

Find out why Starting the Conversation about Parkinson's Disease is important to all of us, and especially to people dealing with the disease. Sonia Gow, founder and president of the Parkinson Social Network, discusses this and her program's new offerings. Tune in at https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-plus-podcast-parkinson-social-network-and-parkinsons-awareness-month?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast Find out more about the Parkinson Social Network at https://parkinsonsocialnetwork.org/

The Fallstead Senior Resource Fair is free! Stop by and hear about services available to older adults. This includes tra...
03/12/2019

The Fallstead Senior Resource Fair is free! Stop by and hear about services available to older adults. This includes transportation, Meals on Wheels, Medicaid, SNAP, Fuel Assistance and more! Held at The Fallstead at Lewinsville Center, 1609 Great Falls St., McLean. Call 703-695-6950 x1.

It’s daylight saving time this weekend. Don't forget to spring forward! Officially, the time change takes place at 2 a...
03/08/2019

It’s daylight saving time this weekend. Don't forget to spring forward! Officially, the time change takes place at 2 a.m. on Sunday when you should move you clocks forward one hour. This gives us an extra hour of daylight each day. 🌞

Your Car's Key Fob May Have Hidden Features
03/08/2019
Your Car's Key Fob May Have Hidden Features

Your Car's Key Fob May Have Hidden Features

Some key fobs have many features built in that owners may not even be aware of. Here's our guide to hidden key fob features.

A local nonprofit helps older people age in place with home repairs; treasure hunting at estate sales; how to avoid tax ...
03/05/2019
Golden_Gazette_March_2019.pdf

A local nonprofit helps older people age in place with home repairs; treasure hunting at estate sales; how to avoid tax season scams; where to find Medicare 101 classes; and Chef Das' recipe for Thai Fish Cakes - It's all in the March issue of the Golden Gazette. Read it now online at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZM609SqjrLEgW72ue5KeuB3bUpyo930D/view - Subscribe for the free mailed version at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/older-adults/golden-gazette

Fairfax County Health Department
03/05/2019

Fairfax County Health Department

Flu activity is widespread in Virginia right now. Be sure you know common flu symptoms and get vaccinated to protect yourself from flu. https://go.usa.gov/xEDCf #FightFlu

Yoga lovers – Channel 16 has added more showings of your favorite Yoga series “Everyday Yoga: Movement for Life”. ...
03/04/2019

Yoga lovers – Channel 16 has added more showings of your favorite Yoga series “Everyday Yoga: Movement for Life”. The program includes movement and breathing techniques designed especially for the 50+ crowd. Tune in to Fairfax County Government Television (Cox Channel 1016 HD and Verizon and Comcast Channel 16) at 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, or to watch classes online, click here: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/everyday-yoga-movement-life-level-3

3 Critical Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse
02/27/2019
3 Critical Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

3 Critical Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

Older Americans are losing billions of dollars to elder financial abuse. But new rules may help combat the problem. Consumer Reports explains how to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Do you want to know how to buy today’s TV’s, what home modifications are needed to age in place, if you’re owed mo...
02/26/2019

Do you want to know how to buy today’s TV’s, what home modifications are needed to age in place, if you’re owed monies and more? Then stop by National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-8. Ask a Consumer Specialist and get information and answers to your questions. For details, click here www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/csd/ncpw2019.

Like listening to familiar songs sung in the barbershop style? Then stop by Sherwood Regional Library on Feb. 26 and lis...
02/25/2019

Like listening to familiar songs sung in the barbershop style? Then stop by Sherwood Regional Library on Feb. 26 and listen to a rehearsal of the Harmony Heritage Singers. 🎼 Hear songs about the “good old days”. For details, click here: https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/4760253

Registration for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute spring term has begun! Find intellectual and cultural experiences for...
02/22/2019

Registration for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute spring term has begun! Find intellectual and cultural experiences for Northern Virginia residents in their retirement years. There’s no homework, no exams, no required college degree and no age threshold. Click here: https://olli.gmu.edu/

Looking for a job or just want to be more tech savvy? Enhance your digital literacy skills with a day of hands-on Grow w...
02/21/2019
Grow with Google Comes to Herndon Fortnightly Library | Library

Looking for a job or just want to be more tech savvy? Enhance your digital literacy skills with a day of hands-on Grow with Google workshops at Herndon Fortnightly Library. March 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Click here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/grow-google-comes-herndon-fortnightly-library?fbclid=IwAR2_j7QaGIebkvWqCCSlVg59SAdHHxV3aPaCRLHfGaWZty3t47q9z6MzCpo

Fairfax County, Virginia - Earlier this month, Google and the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Herndon Fortnightly Library would be one of three sites in Virginia to host free workshops aimed at creating economic opportunities through improving digital skills. Thes

Help define priorities and set the course for Fairfax County’s future. Join us in person to share your vision Feb. 25,...
02/20/2019
Countywide Strategic Plan | Strategic Plan

Help define priorities and set the course for Fairfax County’s future. Join us in person to share your vision Feb. 25, Feb. 26, March 4 or March 6. If you can’t attend, then please take our online survey – thousands of residents have already taken it, so make sure your voice is heard. Details: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/strategicplan/

Fairfax County, Virginia - Fairfax County has begun a strategic planning process with the community to shape the future together for 2020 and beyond.

County Government Closed Wednesday, Feb. 20
02/20/2019
County Government Closed Wednesday, Feb. 20

County Government Closed Wednesday, Feb. 20

Posted at 4 a.m. County and School Status Fairfax County Government offices are closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, and employees are granted emergency administrative leave. Emergency service personn…

Ready Fairfax
02/19/2019

Ready Fairfax

⚠️ Winter Storm Warning
⏰ Effective from 1 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday
❄️ 4-6 inches of snow and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch
🚘 Hazardous travel conditions are expected
📲Stay informed: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts

Protect yourself from scams! Come to AARP's free Scam Jam on April 27. Learn about scams targeting Virginians, such as f...
02/19/2019
AARP States - SCAM JAM - A Free Fraud Fighting Event

Protect yourself from scams! Come to AARP's free Scam Jam on April 27. Learn about scams targeting Virginians, such as fake solicitor schemes, bogus investment deals, lottery scams, email fraud, a grandparent ruse and the latest identity theft shams. Click below 👇 https://states.aarp.org/fairfaxscamjam/

Join us for a free fraud fighting event Every day, hundreds of local residents lose their hard-earned money to a variety of fraud schemes. In fact, every 2 seconds, a con artist steals someone’s identity! To strike back against scammers, AARP Virginia and Fairfax County Government’s Silver Shiel...

RSVP-Northern Virginia
02/15/2019

RSVP-Northern Virginia

Are you 55 or better and searching for an easy, friendly way to get into volunteering? Attend RSVP's next free info session, Feb. 19 in Falls Church. To register visit http://ow.ly/O02a30nHMXl

Fairfax 50+ Podcast's Jim Person talks with host of A&E's Hoarders Matt Paxton about downsizing, that daunting chore so ...
02/14/2019

Fairfax 50+ Podcast's Jim Person talks with host of A&E's Hoarders Matt Paxton about downsizing, that daunting chore so many of us have either begun or have at least thought about beginning.

Paxton is a nationally renowned downsizing expert, or as his webpage describes him, an “extreme cleaning expert.” Tune in now to discover why it is so hard to part with our things and tips for how to do it effectively! https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/fairfax-50-podcast-downsizing-with-matt-paxton-of-hoarders?in=fairfaxcounty/sets/fairfax-50-podcast#t=0:00

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