Fairfax County's Independent Living Project

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Upcoming Sessions

The Independent Living Project is held at various venues throughout the county including libraries, senior centers and churches.

Contact us at 703-324-7210, TTY 711 or email Jennifer Rodriguez, if you are interested in attending a session or hosting a program in your area.

2014 Sessions:

  • Thursdays, October 2-November 20
    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    James Lee Senior Center
    2855-A Annandale Road
    Falls Church, VA 22041
    Register online or call 703-324-7210, TTY 711.
    (Preregistration required.)

  • Fridays, October 17-December 12
    11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    Gum Springs Glen Apartments
    7837 Richmond Highway
    Alexandria, VA 22306
    Register online or call 703-324-7210, TTY 711.
    (Preregistration required.)



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The Project

The Independent Living Project helps older people continue to live independently in their homes for as long as they like.

The program consists of weekly two-hour sessions and lasts six to eight weeks.

Each session has a workshop and a gentle exercise program that focuses on fall prevention.

Participants may also sign up for a home safety inspection.

Workshops cover:

  • Fire and Fall Prevention
  • Finding Services for Older Adults -Where to Begin
  • Recognizing the Signs of Dementia
  • Your Medications Should Make You Feel Better – Not Worse
  • Getting the Most out of Your Next Doctor Visit
  • Aging Eyes/Aging Ears
  • 50+ Nutrition
  • Food Safety
  • Getting Around in Fairfax
  • Are You Ready? Fairfax Prepares for the Unexpected



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Contact 703-324-7210; TTY 711 or email Jennifer Rodriguez.

Watch this quick YouTube video on the Independent Living Project.

Find 4 ways to reduce falls now.

Find Fairfax County Services for Older Adults.

Find a program that helps you manage chronic disease.

Find more prevention events for older adults.

Subscribe to Fairfax 50+ and Caregiver Online.

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A partnership of county agencies and community programs and businesses sponsor the Independent Living Project.

County programs include:



Community partners include:

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