Aging in Place Resources Available in Fairfax County
May 26, 2009
In Fairfax County and around the U.S., people 50+ and their neighbors are developing neighborhood-based service organizations designed to help them stay in their homes and communities as they age. The organizations provide services such as prescreened handyman referrals, grocery delivery, transportation, home care, discounts at retail outlets and group trips to cultural events, among many others.
To ensure a more aging-friendly Fairfax County, the Board of Supervisors approved the Fairfax 50+ Action Plan in October 2007 to “explore and promote appropriate community networking projects.” Specifically, the plan endorsed the Beacon Hill Village model developed by residents of Beacon Hill in Boston. Over the last two years, two Fairfax County communities have organized service organizations modeled after the Beacon Hill Village:
Mount Vernon at Home
Clifton/Fairfax Station Transition in Place Services (TIPS)
The Division of Adult and Aging Services and the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging provides a wide range of services that help older people “age in place.” For more information, call the Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resource Line at 703-324-7948, TTY 703-449-1186 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/ or www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711