Free Minor Home Safety Improvements



Contact for News Media:
Grace Lynch, Communications Manager
Adult and Aging Division
703-324-5277, TTY 703-449-1186
Grace.Lynch@fairfaxcounty.gov

May 5, 2009

News Highlights

  • Free minor safety improvements are available to participants of Fairfax County’s Independent Living Project.
  • The Independent Living Project is a program of exercise and workshops offered to those wishing to stay in their homes as they grow older.
  • New programs to begin in Burke and Fairfax in May and June.

Free Minor Home Safety Improvements Offered by
Fairfax County’s Independent Living Project

Free minor home safety improvements are available to participants of Fairfax County’s Independent Living Project. The home improvements are funded by the Virginia Department of Health and are available for a limited time.

The Independent Living Project is a free, upbeat program of exercise and workshops offered to county adults wishing to stay in their homes as they grow older. The program includes a 6-week exercise program and workshops on fall prevention, nutrition, food safety, medication management, getting the most out of your next medical appointment and brain fitness. The exercise sessions improve balance and strength to help avoid falls.

Participants are encouraged to schedule a home safety review. Limited funding is available for suggested home safety improvements.

The Independent Living Project will begin new programs on:

May 28 to July 9 at 10:45 a.m.-12:55 p.m.
Thursdays
Commons Community Center
5701 Roberts Parkway, Burke

June 8 to July 27 at 12:45 - 2:50 p.m.
Mondays
Fairfax United Methodist Church
10300 Stratford Avenue, Fairfax

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

The project is part of the Department of Family Services’ Fairfax Area Agency on Aging. Heatherwood Retirement Community of Burke is a sponsor of the program at Commons Community Center.

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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Department of Family Services
Division of Adult and Aging Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104
NR: 052009

 


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