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Senior Centers Highlight Exercise/Balance Programs During Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Fall Prevention Awareness Week

The first week of Fall is recognized every year as National Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries, hospital admissions and deaths among older adults in the United States, and they can have a critical impact on their independence and quality of life. The good news is that with the right activity/exercise, medical management and planning/lifestyle modifications, Falls are preventable!

Join Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services in recognizing

National Fall Prevention Awareness Week
September 17 - 21, 2018

 

Fairfax County Senior Centers are committed to providing older adults in Fairfax County (50 and older) with programs and activities that offer opportunities for physical, intellectual and social development that keeps them engaged, promotes their independence and enhances their ability to age in place. Health and Wellness is a primary focus in that effort and we offer many programs which help older adults build strength, keep regularly active and enhance balance - all of which play key roles in preventing falls.

Select the dates below to see a list of the activities being offered on that day at locations across the county. You must be a Senior Center Member to participate. Not a member yet? Visit our Senior Center Memberships page for information.

Time Activity Location
9 AM Strength Training with Peggy Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
9:15 AM Gentle Yoga Sully Senior Center
14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly, VA 20151
9:30 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Pimmit Hills Senior Center
7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
10 AM Tai Chi Class Bailey's Senior Center
5920 Summers Lane, Falls Church, VA 22041
10:15 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
10:15 AM Presentation: Fall Prevention Lewinsville Senior Center
1515 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA 22101
10:30 AM Chaie Jazzercise Kingstowne Center for Active Adults
6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315
10:45 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Sully Senior Center
14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly, VA 20151
11 AM Low Impact Exercise Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
11 AM Body Movement Exercise Pimmit Hills Senior Center
7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
11:15 AM Meditation/Stretching Class Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
12:30 PM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Lorton Senior Center
7722 Gunston Plaza, Lorton, VA 22079
1 PM Stretch and Line Dancing Pimmit Hills Senior Center
7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
1 PM Fall Prevention Class
(Part 1)
Herndon Senior Center
873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170
1 PM Prevention BINGO Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
2:30 PM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Herndon Senior Center
873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Time Activity Location
8:10 AM Tai Chi Class (Intermediate) Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
9:10 AM Tai Chi Class Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
9:15 AM Tai Chi Class Sully Senior Center
14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly, VA 20151
9:15 AM Exercise for Men Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
9:15 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Sully Senior Center
14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly, VA 20151
10:15 AM Chair Yoga Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
10:30 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Pimmit Hills Senior Center
7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
10:30 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Lewinsville Senior Center
1515 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA 22101
11:15 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class South County Senior Center
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 325, Alexandria, VA 22309
11:15 AM Aerobics Gum Springs Community Center
8100 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306
11:15 AM Fall Prevention Class
(Part 2)
Herndon Senior Center
873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170
11:30 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Kingstowne Center for Active Adults
6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315
12:30 PM Presentation: Stay On Your Feet (INOVA) South County Senior Center
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 325, Alexandria, VA 22309
1 PM Making Safety Lanyards Lewinsville Senior Center
1515 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA 22101
2:30 PM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Herndon Senior Center
873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Time Activity Location
8:10 AM Tai Chi Class (Advanced) Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
9 AM Exercise with Judy Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
9:30 AM Tai Chi Gong Lorton Senior Center
7722 Gunston Plaza, Lorton, VA 22079
10 AM SAIL & Fitness Checks Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
10 AM Bi Chi Gong Pimmit Hills Senior Center
7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
10:15 AM Chair Dancing Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
10:30 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Q & A Lincolnia Senior Center
4710 North Chambliss Street, Alexandria, VA 22312
10:30 AM Chair Jazzercise Bailey's Senior Center
5920 Summers Lane, Falls Church, VA 22041
10:30 AM Chair and Beyond Zumba Gold Kingstowne Center for Active Adults
6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315
10:45 AM Qi-Gong Lorton Senior Center
7722 Gunston Plaza, Lorton, VA 22079
10:45 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Sully Senior Center
14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly, VA 20151
11 AM Low Impact Exercise Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
11 AM 27 Forms of Tai Chi Exercise Pimmit Hills Senior Center
7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
11 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Lincolnia Senior Center
4710 North Chambliss Street, Alexandria, VA 22312
11:15 AM Stretching and Meditation Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
1 PM Walking Club Gum Springs Community Center
8100 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306
1 PM NOVA Falls Prevention Little River Glen Senior Center
4001 Barker Court, Fairfax, VA 22032
1 PM Balance and Gait Assessment Lewinsville Senior Center
1515 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA 22101
2:30 PM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Herndon Senior Center
873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Time Activity Location
8:10 AM Tai Chi Class (Beginner) Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
9:15 AM Gentle Mat Yoga Sully Senior Center
14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly, VA 20151
9:15 AM Exercise for Men Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
10:30 AM Tai Chi Kingstowne Center for Active Adults
6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315
10:30 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Lewinsville Senior Center
1515 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA 22101
10:30 AM Jazzercise Sully Senior Center
14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly, VA 20151
10:30 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Pimmit Hills Senior Center
7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
11 AM Balance Test and Information Sharing Gum Springs Community Center
8100 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306
11:15 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class South County Senior Center
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 325, Alexandria, VA 22309
1 PM Healthy Eating and Cooking
(La Cocina VA)
Bailey's Senior Center
5920 Summers Lane, Falls Church, VA 22041
1 PM Senior Sensory Relaxation Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
Sensory Room
2:30 PM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Herndon Senior Center
873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Time Activity Location
9 AM Exercise with Judy Hollin Hall Senior Center
1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
9:10 AM Tai Chi Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
9:30 AM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Pimmit Hills Senior Center
7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
10 AM Chair Exercise Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
10:15 AM Tai Chi Sully Senior Center
14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly, VA 20151
10:30 AM 19 Forms of Tai Chi/Chi Gong Exercise Pimmit Hills Senior Center
7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
10:30 AM Strength Training Sully Senior Center
14426 Albemarle Point Place, Chantilly, VA 20151
11:15 AM Chair Yoga Kingstowne Center for Active Adults
6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315
11:30 AM Tai Chi & Fall Prevention Presentation Mott Community Center
12111 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
11:30 AM 5 Elements Exercise Pimmit Hills Senior Center
7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
12:30 PM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Lorton Senior Center
7722 Gunston Plaza, Lorton, VA 22079
1 PM Fall Prevention Class
(Part 3)
Herndon Senior Center
873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170
2:30 PM Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) Class Herndon Senior Center
873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170