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Fairfax 50+ Podcast: NCS’s Monica Koppelman and Jennae Asborno Highlight New 50+ Weekend Clubhouse Pilot Program at Herndon Senior Center

There’s a lot going on at the Herndon Senior Center, including a new weekend pilot program called the 50+ Weekend Clubhouse. As of January 3, the center began staying open an additional four hours (through 8 p.m.) on Fridays and Saturdays to accommodate members who work during the day. 

On a recent edition of the Fairfax 50+ podcast, Monica Koppelman, assistant director of the Herndon Senior Center, and Jennae Asborno, an operations manager for the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, discussed the new program and other center news with host Jim Person.

Herndon is one of 14 such Senior Centers in Fairfax County catering specifically to adults ages 50 and over. The center offers over 450 social and recreational activities each month, and registered members enjoy a diverse program that includes fitness, art, technology and many special interests. 

“We want our older adults to be able to age in place and stay in their communities as long as they possibly can. We have seniors who are 90+ years old who are still participating in activities,” stated Asborno. 

A unique component of the Herndon Senior Center is that members speak 42 different languages. That diversity allows center staff to celebrate many different cultures and plan special activities related to the rich backgrounds of the members.

The Herndon Senior Center is located at 873 Grace Street in Herndon and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fairfax County Senior Centers welcome prospective members to try out the facilities with a free visit. 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. For more information, call 703-464-6200. 

Listen to the full conversation in the Fairfax 50+ Podcast or find a Fairfax County Senior Center near you.

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