Neighborhood and Community Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-4600 | TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Chris Leonard, Director

WHAT WE DO

Neighborhood and Community Services (NCS) promotes the well-being of individuals, families and communities by providing a variety of recreation, educational and developmental programs and services; by facilitating community engagement to identify areas of need and enhance countywide capacity for serving those needs; and by connecting residents with a broad spectrum of county- and community-based resources and services to help them be safe, be healthy and realize their potential.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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6:00PM, Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful for over 100 physical and mental…

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9:30AM, Fight Hunger, Feed Hope – Local Food Pantries Need Our Help! As the…

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6:00PM, Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful for over 100 physical and mental…

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9:30AM, Fight Hunger, Feed Hope – Local Food Pantries Need Our Help! As the…

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10:30AM, Fight Hunger, Feed Hope – Local Food Pantries Need Our Help! As the…

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6:00PM, Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful for over 100 physical and mental…

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6:00PM, Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful for over 100 physical and mental…

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6:00PM, Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful for over 100 physical and mental…

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6:00PM, Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful for over 100 physical and mental…

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10:00AM, Visit James Lee Senior Center for our 2020 open house! Explore…

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1:00PM, Please join the Opportunity Neighborhoods Partners Network for our…

News and Information

February is American Heart Month

February 5, 2020
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States – but it doesn’t have to be. Each February, the National Institutes for Health celebrates American Heart Month by providing tips to prevent heart disease. This year, Fairfax County Senior Centers are joining this national initiative to help residents 50 and over make choices that will improve heart health. Join Us for "Heart Healthy” Events All Month Long Bailey’s Senior Center (Falls Church) Healthy Snacks and Nutrition Class – Monday, February 10 and Monday, February 24 at 12:30 p.m. Herndon Senior Center Presentation by Dr. Zang, Internal Pain Management Specialist, INOVA – Thursday, February 6 at 10:30 am Stroke Prevention and Education Program by INOVA Fairfax – Wednesday, February 19 at 12:45 p.m. (offered again in Mandarin on Thursday, February 20 at 12:45 p.m.) Kingstowne Center for Active Adults (Alexandria) Healthy Hearts Aerobics Class – Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:10 am Lewinsville Senior Center (McLean) Heart Healthy Snack Social – Friday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m. (wear red for heart health!) Lincolnia Senior Center (Alexandria) Heart Disease Prevention Program by INOVA Fairfax – Friday, February 28 at 10:15 a.m. (held during the Senior Citizens Council meeting; open to the public, but must sign up in advance at the center) Little River Glen Senior Center (Fairfax) Cook for Your Heart! – Friday, February 7 and Friday, February 21 at 10:15 a.m. (pre-registration required) Blood Pressure Screening – Tuesday, February 11 at 10 a.m. Providence Senior Center (Fairfax) Cooking Demo by Maria, Area Agency on Aging – Thursday, February 20 at 10:45 a.m. South County Senior Center (Alexandria) Blood Pressure Check – Every Thursday at 10 a.m. (not a medical evaluation) Sully Senior Center (Chantilly) Heart-Healthy Smoothies – Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Are You a Senior Center Member? All events require Senior Center membership (unless noted as open to the public). Registered members of Fairfax County Senior Centers enjoy an array of social and recreational activities including fitness, art, technology, special interest and many more. All Senior Centers offer a weekday lunchtime meal and transportation options. Senior Center membership fees for Fairfax County residents range from $24 to $48 annually based on household income. Non-county residents may purchase memberships for $100 per year. Find a Senior Center near you and view a full list of activities at each location.

African American History Month

February 5, 2020
February is Black History Month (also called African American History Month), a national tribute recognizing the achievements of African Americans throughout history, and NCS is joining the celebration with special events at our Community Centers, Senior Centers and Teen Centers. Join Us for Events All Month Long Black History Celebration in Alexandria Saturday, February 8, 2-6 p.m. at Gum Springs Community Center Featuring entertainment plus an entrepreneurship-focused presentation on the principles of starting and maintaining a business. Black History Panel Discussion in Lorton Thursday, February 20, 11 a.m. at Lorton Senior Center Featuring African American leaders from diverse industries. 2020 Black History Program at the Government Center Friday, February 21, 6 p.m at the Fairfax County Government Center Forum Featuring a keynote by County Executive Bryan Hill and a special performance by the South County Teen Center Step Team. Lincolnia Senior Center in Alexandria is providing transportation to this event for members. Reception with entertainment and refreshments is at 6 p.m.; the program begins at 7 p.m. Black History Program and History Gallery in Falls Church Saturday, February 22, noon at Bailey’s Community Center History Gallery opens at noon; program featuring music, dancing, poetry and guest speakers begins at 2 p.m. Black History Dinner Program in Alexandria Thursday, February 27, 6-8 p.,. at South County Teen Center Black History Reception in Falls Church Date to be announced at James Lee Community Center To view activity calendars and addresses for individual centers, visit the NCS website.

Exterior of Mott Community Center

January 29, 2020
The below-freezing temperatures in Fairfax on Tuesday, January 21 didn’t stop residents from lining up bright and early in front of the Mott Community Center. They were there to register for the winter session of the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls program, a community/volunteer-run partnership that provides activities for older adults in areas that do not have dedicated Fairfax County Senior Centers. Burke/Springfield is one of two communities offering this program, which gives residents easy and economical access to exercise, fitness, social events and continuing education. Nearly 200 people attended the winter registration, hoping to secure spots in classes such as ballroom dance, hula dancing, self-defense, Zumba, ukulele, guitar, Tai Chi and more. The most popular classes, like line dance and yoga, fill up quickly – which is why eager participants often arrive several hours early to be first in line. To accommodate those waiting, Mott Community Center staff gave each person a number and offered plenty of seating, snacks and coffee. Seniors enjoyed chatting with old friends as they filled out their registration paperwork and waited for their numbers to be called. Senior Center Without Walls is community- and volunteer-run with support from Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services. Classes run from one to two hours and are held weekly at the Mott and David R. Pinn Community Centers as well as community space offered by churches and other organizations. The cost is just $5 per class for the entire eight-week session (for county residents) and $10 for non-residents. Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls programming focuses on exercise and fitness, while a second program, Great Falls Senior Center Without Walls, focuses on social gatherings and continuing education. For more information or to register for the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls, call 703-278-8605 or e-mail burkewestspringfieldcwow@fairfaxcounty.gov. To learn more about Great Falls Senior Center Without Walls programming, visit https://greatfallsseniorcentergfsc.wildapricot.org.

About Health & Human Services

This agency is a part of Fairfax County Health & Human Services (HHS). HHS is a network of county agencies and community partners that support the well-being of all who live, work, and play in Fairfax County.

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