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
- Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management
- Adult Day Health Care
- Service Source
- Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services
- Census 2020
- Senior Medicare Patrol
- Virginia Department of the Treasury
- 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.
- 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.