Community Events in Braddock District


Board of Supervisors Hosting Community Forums on Creating Livable Community for Older Residents

 Fairfax County projects a dramatic increase in its older population over the next few decades. By 2020, more than 353,000 residents will be over 50 and more than 87,000 will be over 70. By 2030, more than 385,000 will be over 50 and more than 105,000 will be over 70.


The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, together with the Fairfax Area Commission on Aging, is working on a plan to create a more livable community for its older residents.
This summer, they are hosting community forums throughout the county to hear what residents have to say. The three focus areas include: housing & transportation; easy access to services; and healthy lifestyles & community engagement.


This is your chance to share ideas on what we need to do together to ensure the county continues the progress of the 2007 50+ Action Plan for a more livable, lifelong community for the county’s growing older population. Once the community forums are completed, a new Fairfax 50+ Action Plan will be developed to make this a reality. Go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and follow the link to Register Now for Community Forums or call 703-324-5411, TTY 711 to register. Supervisor Cook and Supervisor Penny Gross will co-host a session for Braddock and Mason District residents on July 11 at 9:00 a.m. at Ravensworth Baptist Church.

'Sk8 for a Cause' to Support National Medical Center

Students and parents from all county schools are invited to come out to the 7th annual SkateFest & “Sk8 For A Cause” at Wakefield Skatepark / Audrey Moore Rec Center here in Braddock District on Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22. The event will raise money for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. SkateFest has raised over $30,000 through the festival’s philosophy of kids raising money for kids and attracted more than 1,000 spectators and 300 participants in 2012.

The festival features two separate events. “Sk8 For A Cause” is open to all ages/levels and participants are encouraged to get family, friends, neighbors, and businesses to sponsor their ride with donations for Children’s National. The Skateboarding Competition’s preliminary rounds will be held on Friday, June 21 with registration beginning at 3:00 p.m. The final rounds will kick-off on Saturday, June 23 after the “Sk8 For A Cause” ride. There will be over $20,000 in prizes, trophies and giveaways. The top finishers in each age group and category will receive prize packages that include brand name gear, skate decks and more.

More info here: http://skatefestfairfax.com/schools

Get Rid of Sensitive Documents at Community Shredding Event

Are your sensitive documents piling up in old drawers and closets? Sick of keeping them around but too afraid to throw them out for fear or identity theft? Bring them to Braddock District’s document shred event on June 22 at our office, located at 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA. The event starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs until noon.

What to bring
Residential material of a sensitive nature such as tax documents, financial records, etc. Please recycle junk mail and magazines through your normal collection service. Each vehicle can bring up to five medium-sized packing boxes per vehicle.

What NOT to bring
Business documents, even if they are brought in by a county resident.
Items that can damage shredding equipment, including: BINDERS of any type (3-ring, plastic, spiral, metal); plastic document covers; wet or moist paper; hanging file folders with metal support bars; metal binder clips; electronic media including computer disks and diskettes or CDs; books; credit cards; magazines catalogues, and newspapers; films or photographs.
Go here for more info: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/shredding.htm.

Human Services Corner

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Free Telephone Support Group for Family Caregivers of Older Adults
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Contact Michelle Smith at 703-324-5484, TTY 711 for more information.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Braddock District Council – Aging in Place
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Contact: bwallbdc@gmail.com
Kings Park Library Meeting Room, 9002 Burke Lake Road
Burke, VA 22015

Mount Vernon/Lee District
Fairfax Area Agency on Aging - 50 + Community Forum
7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
Contact: 703-324-5411 TTY 711
South County Center
8350 Richmond Hwy.
Alexandria, VA 22039

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Fairfax County’s Independent Living Project
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer Edge, 703-324-7210, TTY 711
Special Accommodations Contact: Matthew Barkley, 703-324-5868, TTY 711
City of Fairfax Regional Library,
10360 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Preserving Your Precious Family Documents and Photographs
1:00 p.m.
Event Contact: Ruth Junkin, 703-464-6200, TTY 711
Special Accommodations Contact: Ruth Junkin, 703-464-6200, TTY 711
Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA

Saturday, June 22, 2013
BIRTHDAY BASH: Burke Centre Library
Event Type: All Ages
Start Time: All Day
Library: Burke Centre
Description: LEGO contest - contest entries can be viewed in the children’s area of the library, face painting, safari bingo, balloon art, scavenger hunt. A day of big fun for the whole family!

Haven of Northern Virginia, Inc. offers bereavement workshops if you or someone you know has experienced the loss of loved one. You can reach Haven at 703-941-7000.

Saturday, June 22, 2013
Grief Workshop for Men only
Contact: 703-941-7000
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4606 Ravensworth Rd.
Annandale, VA 22003

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Braddock/Mason District Area Agency on Aging 50 + Community Forum
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Contact: 703-324-5411 TTY 711
Ravensworth Baptist Church
5100 Ravensworth Rd.
Annandale, VA 22003

 


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