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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News and Information

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March 5, 2020
On Saturday, February 29, the NCS Co-ed Intramural Basketball League wrapped up its fifth season with its semifinal and championship games. One of the two teams representing South County Teen Center beat Reston Teen Center by two points in the championship game. Throughout the 10-week season, eight youth teams comprised of teen and community center participants enjoyed the chance to play and compete.  Among sports leagues in Fairfax County, NCS Intramural Basketball is unique because there are no barriers to participation. The program is free, and any teen or community center that can fill a team is welcome to compete. NSC staff serve as commissioners and coaches for the league and work to ensure that every participant has fun, builds self-esteem, and develops skills such as socialization, leadership, decision-making and accepting responsibility.  In addition to basketball, the NCS Intramural Sports League offers soccer and flag football seasonally, plus one-day volleyball and kickball tournaments. New this year, VIP Summer Camp participants will participate in a track and field meet. Soccer league tryouts take place during the month of March and the season begins March 21. For more information, contact the teen or community center near you.    

National Consumer Protection Week

March 2, 2020
Did you know that some 83 percent of low- and moderate-income adults age 50 and older are struggling with at least some aspect of their financial lives? In fact, according to a 2019 AARP Foundation report, just 17 percent of seniors are “financially healthy.” Concurrent with National Consumer Protection Week, which takes place March 1-7, Fairfax County Senior Centers are hosting special events to equip seniors with skills and resources to increase their financial stability. Join Us for Financial Health Tips in March Click on each center name below to view its monthly activity calendar and address. All events require senior center membership (unless noted as open to public). Lincolnia Senior Center (Alexandria) National Consumer Protection Week Event – Wednesday, March 4, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to the public! Join Fairfax County Consumer Affairs for presentations by the U.S. Postal Inspectors on fraud targeting senior citizens (10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.); and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on investing in your future (12:45-1:45 p.m.). Visit and learn from our exhibitors: Fairfax County Area Agency on Aging Fairfax County Land Development Services AARP Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management Adult Day Health Care CareRing Service Source Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services Census 2020 Senior Medicare Patrol Virginia Department of the Treasury Herndon Senior Center My Plate on a BUDGET – Wednesday, March 4, 1 p.m. Nutritionists will share their best tips and tricks for low-cost nutritious meals. Local Scams Revealed – Friday, March 6, 12:45 p.m.  Fairfax County Consumer Affairs and Adult Protective Services will share information on the latest scams, what to look for, and what to do if you or someone you know has been victimized. Call 211! – Friday, March 27, 11 a.m. When you don’t know who to call or where to turn for help, call 211. Little River Glen Senior Center (Fairfax) Financial Presentation – Wednesday, March 4, 12:45 p.m. Social Security and how to maximize. Lorton Senior Center Financial Workshop – Thursday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. A Securities and Exchange Commission representative will present on how seniors can avoid investment fraud. Sully Senior Center (Chantilly) Fraud Against Seniors – Monday, March 9, 1 p.m. Create a Better Budget – Tuesday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.-noon 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.

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.

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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