Fairfax County, together with the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, is collecting input to learn more about the aging experience in our area to plan for a more aging-friendly community. Feedback collected during town hall meetings will be used to inform the SHAPE the Future of Aging Plan, a strategic plan for aging services.
Town hall meetings will be held on Oct. 31, Nov. 1, Nov. 4 and Nov. 10.
The Fairfax County Department of Family Services honors family caregivers for their dedication, commitment, and compassionate care to their loved ones. Our Fairfax Area Agency on Aging, specializing in caring for older adults and adults with disabilities, provides caregivers with evidence-based programs, educational webinars, and workshops, as well as resources and services focused on caregivers’ needs. Learn more about Family Caregivers Month. More informationon family caregiver support programs.
FREE EVENTS – CHECK OUT UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES AND REGISTER TO JOIN
Dementia Friendly Information Session: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 12-1:15 pm. (Virtual)
Learn how to become a dementia friend and turn your new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community. Register to receive access instructions.
Family Caregivers are Invited to Sign Up for the Virtual Social Visitor Program
The Virtual Social Visitor Program is provided by the Department of Family Services' Volunteer Solutions Program. Our vetted volunteers provide support through regular phone calls made to family caregivers, many of whom are or have been caregivers themselves. A few benefits from this program include:
Alleviation of loneliness/isolation.
Opportunity to chat with a volunteer about lighthearted topics as well as share journeys/stories.
Development of a supportive relationship with a volunteer.
Provision of an informal listening ear/sounding board.
Sign up today by sending an email or calling 703-324-5406, TTY 711. We’ll match you with a volunteer.
* Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. For reasonable accommodations or to receive this information in an alternate format, call 703-246-2411, TTY 711.