Fairfax County's Independent Living Project Scheduled to Begin in Springfield in April

March 10, 2009

Department of Family Services/ Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104

Contact for News Media:  Grace Lynch, Communications Manager
Adult and Aging Division
Fairfax County Department of Family Services
703-324-5277, TTY 703-449-1186
NR: 032009

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Fairfax County's Independent Living Project invites older adults who wish to stay in their homes as they grow older to a free, upbeat program designed to make that dream a reality. The program consists of a 6-week exercise program and a series of workshops on fall prevention, nutrition, food safety, medication management, getting the most out of your next medical appointment and brain fitness.

The exercise program focuses on improving balance and strength in order to avoid falls.  In addition, participants can elect an in-home risk assessment.

The program is scheduled at two locations in Springfield:

Thursdays, April 16-May 21, 11 a.m.-12:55 p.m.
Grace Presbyterian Church
7434 Bath Street, Springfield

Mondays, April 20-June 1, 12:45-2:50 p.m. (no class May 25)
Messiah United Methodist Church
6215 Rolling Road, Springfield

Call 703-324-7210, TTY 703-449-1186 or e-mail jennifer.edge@fairfaxcounty.gov to register and request ADA reasonable accommodations. Space is limited.

The Independent Living Project is part of the Department of Family Services’ Fairfax Area Agency on Aging.  

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-5411, TTY 703-449-1186.


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