Wellness Program for Service Members
Operation WOW!, which stands for Wellness Opportunities for Warriors, has recently been launched by CRS. Operation WOW! is for military service members injured during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan who are interested in participating in physical and wellness activities in a community setting. This is a free service men and women who have been injured in the line of duty.
Operation WOW! provides a voucher to service members that can be used to enroll in a Fairfax County Park Authority class that focuses on physical fitness, or the voucher can be applied towards the registration fee to participate in an adult athletic team sports program in the county.
Not Sure which Activities Interest You?
To help you make that decision, Operation WOW! has scheduled an eight-week physical activity exploration classes throughout the county beginning in mid-June. This class will assist you in finding your activity preferences. Participants in the activity exploration class will meet once a week for eight weeks as a group to sample a variety of physical activities available throughout Fairfax County. The exploration class is free. Veterans will assist in running this program.
For more information, please contact Bruce Patrick at 703-324-5528, TTY 711 or via email to Bruce.Patrick@fairfaxcounty.giov.
Veterans Needed to Mentor Injured Service Members
We are now recruiting veterans who are interested in mentoring injured military service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. Mentors will assist in leading an eight-week physical exploration class to help participants in discovering their physical activities preferences. The program will start in mid-June. The service men and women will meet once a week for eight weeks in various locations throughout Fairfax County. Training is provided. To receive more information or schedule an appointment for a mentoring interview, please contact Bruce Patrick at 703-324-5528, TTY 711 or via email to Bruce.Patrick@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Fairfax County is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all county programs, services and activities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations call 703-324-4386, TTY 711. Please allow ten working days in advance of the event in order to make the necessary arrangements.