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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 gener

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Caring for Me, Caring for You – Virtual Oct. 19 - Nov. 16 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m."Caring for You, Caring for Me" is a bl...
10/17/2022

Caring for Me, Caring for You – Virtual
Oct. 19 - Nov. 16
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 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. For more information, please call 703-324-7577 or 703-324-7210, TTY 711.

Sessions will be held via Zoom. A link to join the virtual Zoom sessions will be provided after registration is completed.

Register https://bit.ly/CFYCFM.

Virtual Center for Active AdultsLooking for something fun to do, meet people and stay active? Check out the Virtual Cent...
10/17/2022
Virtual Center for Active Adults | Neighborhood and Community Services

Virtual Center for Active Adults
Looking for something fun to do, meet people and stay active? Check out the Virtual Center for Active Adults (VCAA).

Join in a variety of fun activities such as fitness classes, special presentations, interactive games and much more!

This week's activities include Medicare & You, Tech Tuesday: Buying Prescription Glasses Online, Tatting with Bonnie and much more!

Check out the full schedule: https://bit.ly/2XK7AD1

To join any of classes on a computer, smartphone, tablet: bit.ly/VCAAzoom2

If you need technical assistance joining our virtual events, please email us at [email protected].
VCAA is a joint program offered by Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, Fairfax City Parks and Recreation Senior Center, Prince William Area on Aging, ServiceSource, Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation, and Arlington Virginia.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Older adults can connect to resources and activities through the Virtual Center for Active Adults.

Exploring Health Disparities in Minority Family Caregivers - WebinarFriday, Oct. 28, 2-3:30 p.m. Research suggests that ...
10/14/2022

Exploring Health Disparities in Minority Family Caregivers - Webinar
Friday, Oct. 28, 2-3:30 p.m.

Research suggests that many complex factors can affect the health and quality of life of family caregivers and older adults. Understanding how some of these environmental, social, and cultural factors interact and create health disparities is crucial in supporting and improving the quality of life of family caregivers of older adults and adults with disabilities. Join us for this family caregiver forum as we explore health disparities in minority caregiving populations.

Our Topics & Panelists:

Health Disparities in Black Male Caregivers.
Dr. Jerry Johnson, MD is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and a member of the Internal Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania Prevention Research Center.

The Influence of Culture and Social Factors in the Health Latino Family Caregivers of Older Adults.
Carolyn Mendez-Luck, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, who will talk about how culture and social factors influence health in Latino family caregivers of older adults.

The Effects of Health Disparities in Family Caregivers of Older Adults in the Asian American Community.
Bei Wu, Ph.D., is an inaugural co-director of the Aging Incubator at New York University. She holds the position of dean’s professor in global health and director of global health and aging research at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.
Register: https://bit.ly/2OHOvkf

Venture into Volunteering Fair TODAY!Login anytime between 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. to hear from several Fairfax County agenc...
10/14/2022
2022 Venture into Volunteering Fair | Family Services

Venture into Volunteering Fair TODAY!
Login anytime between 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. to hear from several Fairfax County agencies and non-profit organizations who will share how they incorporate volunteers into service and answer your questions on Zoom. No pre-registration is necessary. Check out today's schedule and login to attend any of the sessions.
Go to bit.ly/VOLFAIR for more details.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Older Adults –

Beacon 50+ ExpoSunday, October 23, noon- 4 p.m.Springfield Town Center, Springfield, VAOlder adults are invited to atten...
10/14/2022
2022 50+Expos | Beacon

Beacon 50+ Expo
Sunday, October 23, noon- 4 p.m.
Springfield Town Center, Springfield, VA

Older adults are invited to attend this free event, featuring informational speakers; health screenings; flu shots and other vaccines; and information on programs and resources for older adults. Visitors can visit dozens of exhibitors to learn about programs and services available to older adults. For more information, call 301-949-9766 or visit https://bit.ly/3V1XUjN.

Sunday, October 23 Noon to 4 p.m. Springfield Town Center Springfield, VA Map it Sunday, October 30 Noon to 4 p.m. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center Silver Spring, MD Map it Thousands of Visitors • 100+ Exhibitors • Keynote Speakers • Health Screenings • Giveaways and Door Prizes Keynote Sp...

36th Annual Caregiver's Conference: Caregiving with Hope and Inspiration (Virtual)Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 11, 2...
10/13/2022
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36th Annual Caregiver's Conference: Caregiving with Hope and Inspiration (Virtual)
Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily

Join us to become better prepared to provide care and support at home or in a facility, learn new ways to engage individuals with dementia, and visit with exhibitors who offer supportive services. Topics include Unmasking Alzheimer’s: Evaluation, Treatment, and Clinical Trials, Communicating With a Loved One With Dementia, Meaningful Music, and Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care. Keynote speaker is Peter V. Rabins, MD MPH, author of "The 36-Hour Day.”
To learn more about this conference, each day's sessions, speakers, and
registration https://bit.ly/3ushmL6 or call 703-204-4664 ext. 131.

36th Annual Caregiver’s Conference Caregiving With Hope and Inspiration Click here to register for our 2022 conference! November 9 to 11, 2022Virtual Sessions 10:00 am to 12:30 pm daily Please join us for our conference for family and professional caregivers! Virtual Conference Sessions will be he...

Good news from the Social Security Administration!
10/13/2022

Good news from the Social Security Administration!

! About 70 million Americans will get a 8.7% increase in monthly benefits and payments in 2023. Check our blog for more information: http://ow.ly/2fpA50L93lU

Don't miss a chance to learn more about volunteer opportunities during the virtual Venture into Volunteering Fair! Two m...
10/13/2022
2022 Venture into Volunteering Fair | Family Services

Don't miss a chance to learn more about
volunteer opportunities during the virtual Venture into Volunteering Fair! Two more days to discover ways to help your community through volunteering.

The Venture into Volunteering Fair runs today October 13 and tomorrow October 14 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

More than two dozen non-profit organizations and county agencies will share how they incorporate volunteers into service and will be available to answer questions on Zoom. No pre-registration is necessary. Check out the schedule and login to attend any of the sessions. Go to bit.ly/VOLFAIR for more details.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Older Adults –

National Ombudsman DayToday we celebrate everyone in our Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program for their de...
10/13/2022

National Ombudsman Day
Today we celebrate everyone in our Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program for their dedication and advocacy to improve the quality of life for persons receiving long-term care services in our community. They work with residents of long-term care facilities to resolve complaints, train long-term care staff, and help educate the community about long-term care issues. Their services are free and confidential.
The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program was established in 1985 and covers the jurisdictions of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun. The program covers more than 135 facilities in the Northern Virginia region.
We are grateful for their service to our community!
Learn more: https://bit.ly/NV-LTCOP

Free Virtual Kinship CaféThursday, Oct. 20  (6:30-8 p.m.)Are you raising a child for a family member or friend? If you a...
10/12/2022

Free Virtual Kinship Café
Thursday, Oct. 20 (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. Register by sending an email to [email protected] or call 703-324-7720 at least one business day before the Kinship Café date.

Learn more about Virtual Kinship Cafés and check out future dates. https://bit.ly/DFS-PEP

Northern Virginia Virtual 50+ Employment ExpoFriday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.Are you age 50 or better and looking for e...
10/12/2022

Northern Virginia Virtual 50+ Employment Expo
Friday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Are you age 50 or better and looking for employment opportunities? Register today for the Virtual 50+ Employment Expo: https://bit.ly/3nm8wbF

Are you ready to attend the Venture into Volunteering Fair? It starts TODAY at 10:30 a.m.More than two dozen Fairfax Cou...
10/12/2022
2022 Venture into Volunteering Fair | Family Services

Are you ready to attend the Venture into Volunteering Fair? It starts TODAY at 10:30 a.m.

More than two dozen Fairfax County agencies and non-profit organizations will share how they incorporate volunteers into service and will be available to answer questions on Zoom.
No pre-registration is necessary. Login to attend any of the sessions. Go to bit.ly/VOLFAIR for more details.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Older Adults –

Are you caring for someone on Medicare? October is open enrollment. If you are caring for a loved one who is a Medicare ...
10/12/2022

Are you caring for someone on Medicare? October is open enrollment. If you are caring for a loved one who is a Medicare beneficiary, it is important for you to know what to expect. Understanding what is covered under Medicare and finding the right coverage for your loved one is often challenging. Luckily, there are some great resources available. https://bit.ly/3LTrTGE

Looking for ways to volunteer in the community? We made it easy for you to learn more about different non-profit organiz...
10/11/2022

Looking for ways to volunteer in the community? We made it easy for you to learn more about different non-profit organizations. Attend the virtual Venture into Volunteering Fair which begins tomorrow!

The volunteer fair will be held via Zoom from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 12, 13 and 14.

No registration is necessary. Check out the schedule and click on the Zoom link to join at any time during the presentations. Go to bit.ly/VOLFAIR for more details.

Disaster Preparedness Videos for People with DisabilitiesThe Federal Emergency Management Agency has videos on personal ...
10/11/2022

Disaster Preparedness Videos for People with Disabilities

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has videos on personal disaster preparedness for people with disabilities. The videos give tips on how to be prepared and suggest some items to bring with you in an emergency based on your particular disability. Additional preparedness videos at https://bit.ly/3fRuyVp.

Learn more information for people with disabilities.
Subscribe to Disability Rights and Resources' Access Fairfax for more news and events for people with disabilities: http://bit.ly/DFS-Access-Fairfax

Don’t miss the chance to explore volunteer opportunities during the virtual Venture into Volunteering Fair! October 12, ...
10/10/2022

Don’t miss the chance to explore volunteer opportunities during the virtual Venture into Volunteering Fair!

October 12, 13, 14, 2022, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

More than two dozen Fairfax County agencies and non-profit organizations will share how they incorporate volunteers into service and will be available to answer questions on Zoom. No pre-registration is necessary. Check out the schedule and login to attend any of the sessions. Go to bit.ly/VOLFAIR for more details.

Virtual Center for Active AdultsConnect with your peers, engage in a variety of activities, and discover useful resource...
10/10/2022
Virtual Center for Active Adults | Neighborhood and Community Services

Virtual Center for Active Adults

Connect with your peers, engage in a variety of activities, and discover useful resources through the Virtual Center for Active Adults (VCAA).

Join an online activity including fitness classes, special presentations, interactive games and much more!

This week's activities include Time for Tea, Alzheimer's and RAFT Partnership, Songs with Names, and more. Don't miss enjoying some German music during Octoberfest on Friday, Oct. 14. Check out the full schedule: https://bit.ly/2XK7AD1

To join any of classes on a computer, smartphone, tablet: bit.ly/VCAAzoom2

If you need technical assistance joining our virtual events, please email us at [email protected].
VCAA is a joint program offered by Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, Fairfax City Parks and Recreation Senior Center, Prince William Area on Aging, ServiceSource, Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation, and Arlington Virginia.

Fairfax County, Virginia - Older adults can connect to resources and activities through the Virtual Center for Active Adults.

Don’t miss the chance to explore volunteer opportunities during the virtual Venture into Volunteering Fair! October 12, ...
10/08/2022

Don’t miss the chance to explore volunteer opportunities during the virtual Venture into Volunteering Fair!

October 12, 13, 14, 2022, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

More than two dozen Fairfax County agencies and non-profit organizations will share how they incorporate volunteers into service and will be available to answer questions on Zoom. No pre-registration is necessary. Check out the schedule and login to attend any of the sessions. Go to bit.ly/VOLFAIR for more details.

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services is proud to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Mon...
10/07/2022

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services is proud to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), recognizing the essential role people with disabilities play in our nation’s economic success through employment.

Fairfax County’s Disability Rights and Resources hosted Employment Mentoring Day for students from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). It was a great success! We partnered with FCPS to educate high school students about employment opportunities and requirements, and we celebrated the many contributions of America's workers with disabilities. Students met with professionals from several departments to learn about different careers. They also heard from former interns in the John Hudson Internship program and toured the Government Center to learn about career options.
Learn more about National Disability Employment Awareness Month: https://bit.ly/DFS-DRR-DEAM

36th Annual Caregiver's Conference: Caregiving with Hope and Inspiration (Virtual)Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 11, 2...
10/07/2022
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36th Annual Caregiver's Conference: Caregiving with Hope and Inspiration (Virtual)
Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 11, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily
Join us to become better prepared to provide care and support at home or in a facility, learn new ways to engage individuals with dementia, and visit with exhibitors who offer supportive services. Topics include Unmasking Alzheimer’s: Evaluation, Treatment, and Clinical Trials, Communicating With a Loved One With Dementia, Meaningful Music, and Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care. Keynote speaker is Peter V. Rabins, MD MPH, author of "The 36-Hour Day.”
To learn more about this conference, each day's sessions, speakers, and
registration https://bit.ly/3ushmL6 or call 703-204-4664 ext. 131.

36th Annual Caregiver’s Conference Caregiving With Hope and Inspiration Click here to register for our 2022 conference! November 9 to 11, 2022Virtual Sessions 10:00 am to 12:30 pm daily Please join us for our conference for family and professional caregivers! Virtual Conference Sessions will be he...

10/06/2022

Northern Virginia Virtual 50+ Employment Expo
Friday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Are you age 50 or better and looking for employment opportunities? Register today for the Virtual 50+ Employment Expo: https://bit.ly/3nm8wbF

Did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? The theme for NDEAM 2022 is “Disabi...
10/06/2022

Did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)?
The theme for NDEAM 2022 is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.” Fairfax County’s Disability Rights and Resources has information on Employment Resources for People with Disabilities.
Check out the Access Fairfax E-Newsletter, which contains information, events, and news, including employment information, for people with disabilities. Find additional Employment and Training information and County Employment Opportunities. https://bit.ly/DFS-DRR-DEAM
Learn more about NDEAM.

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Free Virtual Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)

Six-Week Workshop Start Monday, Jan. 24, 2022

Don't let ongoing health problems stop you from living the life you enjoy. Fairfax County's Virtual Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a free six-week group interactive workshop series for individuals who are interested in learning how to live better by effectively managing their ongoing health conditions. Learn positive strategies for better overall health, such as managing pain and fatigue, sleeping and eating better, increasing physical activity and so much more! Connect with others managing similar concerns. Take control of your health and improve your overall happiness! Space is limited. Registration is required. https://bit.ly/3k8NRq6
Are you 60 years of age or older who would like someone to connect with you? CareRing is a free program with friendly staff who call people to chat, check-in on you, and offer reminders. They’re available 24 hours a day; choose when you’d like to receive their calls. Also, CareRing partners with local law enforcement and first responders, so if you have an emergency and can’t answer the phone, they have a way to check on you. Learn more about CareRing and their services. https://prsinc.org/CareRing
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Check out the Golden Gazette's 2022 January newsletter: Charles Williams: Show Stopper!; Hope Card Offers Proof of Protective Order; Free Virtual 50+ Employment Expo; SHAPE the Future of Aging Survey for Older Adults; Preparedness is a Key Resolution for the New Year; Reminder COVID-19 Vaccine Booster; Heating Your Home and Home Heating Costs; Some Hearing Loss is Preventable; Reduce Mask Mutter; Take Care of Yourself this Year; Free Virtual Caregiver Programs and Support Calls; New Volunteer Opportunities for Socialization; Community Calendar; and more! http://bit.ly/DFSGoldenGazette

Don't miss out on future newsletters; subscribe to the Golden Gazette!
For people with disabilities and their families, it’s important to consider individual circumstances and needs to effectively prepare for emergencies and disasters. Ready.gov suggests to get informed; make a plan; build a kit; and get benefits electronically. Learn more details to get prepared: https://www.ready.gov/disability
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Fairfax County Government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (Get up-to-date information about Fairfax County's operating status http://bit.ly/38grACq.)

You can still access Fairfax County Department of Family Services' information online http://bit.ly/FC-DFS 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Free Virtual Event
Caregiving Compass: Navigating Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Memory Loss
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 (5:30-7 p.m.)

Learn about Alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss in this brief community-focused listening session. We'll review the basics of these conditions, services of the Alzheimer's Association and how we can expand the reach of local programs and services. Bring a friend and share your thoughts about how the Alzheimer's Association can help more people in your community. The event is free. Registration is required. Learn more and register to join: https://bit.ly/3Gyltsx
The Beacon Virtual 50+ Expo 2021 event is open now until Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.

The Beacon Newspaper’s free virtual event provides useful information from government agencies, nonprofits, and area businesses offering products and services to older adults and their families. Join online (computer, tablet, smartphone) and check out the speakers, classes, entertainment, and informative exhibitors available. Learn more and join the event: https://Beacon50Expo.com
Free Virtual Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
Six-Week Workshop Start Monday, Jan. 24, 2022

Don't let ongoing health problems stop you from living the life you enjoy. Fairfax County's Virtual Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a free six-week group interactive workshop series for individuals who are interested in learning how to live better by effectively managing their ongoing health conditions. Learn positive strategies for better overall health, such as managing pain and fatigue, sleeping and eating better, increasing physical activity and so much more! Connect with others managing similar concerns. Take control of your health and improve your overall happiness! Space is limited. Registration is required. https://bit.ly/3k8NRq6
Free Virtual Support Call for Family Caregivers of Older Adults
Maintaining Relationships While Caregiving
Tuesday, Jan. 11 (7-8 p.m.)

Being a caregiver for an older adult can be a very demanding role. It can sometimes leave caregivers with little time or energy to maintain relationships with others who are also important in their lives. However, it is essential to keep these relationships healthy for many reasons, including the fact that friends and family can help in times of struggle by providing relief from the stresses of caregiving. Please join us for this invaluable and empowering caregiving discussion. Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/ElderLink-Support-Call
Free Virtual Event
Caregiving Compass: Navigating Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Memory Loss
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 (5:30-7 p.m.)

Learn about Alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss in this brief community-focused listening session. We'll review the basics of these conditions, services of the Alzheimer's Association and how we can expand the reach of local programs and services. Bring a friend and share your thoughts about how the Alzheimer's Association can help more people in your community. The event is free. Registration is required. Learn more and register to join: https://bit.ly/3Gyltsx
Life’s too short not to pamper yourself. These 10 simple treat-yourself tricks don’t cost a thing because luxury shouldn’t have to require money. Check out these tips for treating yourself. https://bit.ly/311FQPX
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