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.
The federal 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 from 1-3 p.m. on the third Wednesday every month, except August. Find Fairfax Area Commission on Agingmeeting 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 us.
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.
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 exploitation.
Older adults will be aware of community services.
COVID-19 Response Plan for Older Adults
COVID-19 has impacted communities around the world. The oldest members of these communities have been hit especially hard. Fairfax County staff and partners have been working collaboratively across agencies to continuously gather information on the needs of marginalized communities and to address both existing and new needs of older adults. Learn more about the COVID-19 Response Plan for Older Adults.