We are 12 volunteers appointed
by elected officials of Fairfax County, Falls Church
and the City of Fairfax.
We advocate for the needs of older adults and
tap their potential to enrich the community.
Older Americans Act mandates that local area
agencies on aging have community advisory committees.
The Fairfax Area Commission on Aging is the Fairfax
Area Agency on Aging's community advisory committee. It
advises the agency on developing and coordinating
community services, policies, programs and actions
affecting older adults in the Fairfax area.
As your representatives, we need to hear from you.
We hope you will consider the following:
Join us at a monthly meeting to share your ideas
and concerns. Each meeting begins with a public
comment period. Meetings are at noon on the third
Wednesday every month, except August.
Find meeting locations.
Invite us to speak to your group or faith
community. We can discuss our accomplishments,
the challenges lying ahead, and the importance of
advocacy in preserving quality
community services. Email
Share your concerns and ideas with us by email.
Creative Aging Festival, May 2015
The Fairfax 50+ Community Action Plan was
adopted by the Fairfax County Board of
Supervisors in September 2014.
Older Americans Month is a time to
recognize older Americans for their contributions
and provide them with information to stay healthy
and active. This year, in honor of the
50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act,
the federal government invites older adults
to "Get Into the Act," by taking charge
of their health, engaging in their communities,
and making a positive impact in the lives of
We represent the Fairfax area on the Northern
Virginia Aging Network, an advocacy group
that each year develops a state legislative
platform on aging issues and advocates for its
adoption by the state legislature.
We testify before the Board of Supervisors on
policy and budgetary issues affecting older
Older adults will be self-sufficient and will
avoid premature dependence.
Older adults will have meaningful activities
including volunteer opportunities that allow them
to engage with their community.
Older adults will have effective support systems -
especially those who are vulnerable, socially or
culturally isolated, who have a disability or who
need protection from abuse, neglect, or
Older adults will be aware of community
2015 Commission on Aging Meeting
2014 Commission on Aging Meeting
This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the
Older Americans Act, the federal government invites
older adults to "Get Into the Act," by taking
charge of their health, engaging in their
communities, and making a positive impact in the
lives of others.