County Offers Senior Resource Fair for Local Korean Community

Fairfax County Department of Family Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22035-1102

April 3, 2007

Fairfax County’s Department of Family Services, in partnership with other Fairfax County agencies and local Korean community organizations, will offer a “Korean Senior Resource Fair,” on Saturday, April 14, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Beautiful Gate Church, 3901 Gallows Road, in Annandale.

The event is part of the county’s effort to reach out to its diverse senior population.   Korean-speaking staff will be available to answer questions and help Korean seniors learn about the services available.  A light lunch will be provided, compliments of Beautiful Gate Church.

Department of Family Services staff will provide information about Medicaid, assisted living, nursing homes and other services.  Other participating county agencies include the Department of Community and Recreation Services – FASTRAN; the Health Department – Community Health Care Network and Adult Day Health Care; the Park Authority; the Department of Systems Management for Human Services; and the Department of Transportation. Two community organizations – the Korean Community Services Center of Greater Washington and the Korean Central Senior Center – will also be participating.

Partnerships among county agencies, nonprofit organizations, community groups and faith-based organizations are an effective way to reach and support seniors in our community,” says Sharon Lynn, Assistant Director of the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging in the Department of Family Services.  “We focus on promoting the well-being of all older adults in our community, and we want to ensure that language is not a barrier to getting needed services.”
The April 14 resource fair is free and open to the public.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. To request accommodations or to request this information in an alternate format, call Kristine Choe with the Department of Family Services at 703-324-5425; TTY 703-449-1186.

News media inquiries may be directed to
Sharon Lynn, Assistant Director, Fairfax Area Agency on Aging,
Office phone: 703-324-5425, TTY: 703-449-1186.

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