Neighborhood & Community Services

Fairfax County, Virginia


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12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Chris Scales,
Division Director

Virtual Center for Active Adults

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Find Connection, Stay Active and Have Fun!

The goal of the Virtual Center for Active Adults is to enrich the lives of older adults and adults with disabilities in Northern Virginia while combatting isolation. Here you can connect with your peers, engage in a variety of activities, and discover useful resources.

Join live, interactive programs and engage with other adults. You can also watch prerecorded programs on demand on your own schedule. 

Virtual Programs and Classes

Virtual programming is presented by these partners:

    Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services   Logo for Prince William County Area Agency on Aging  Logo for ServiceSource   Arlington County logo

Please Note: Due to health and safety concerns and to avoid unnecessary disruptions, classes will close 10 minutes after their start time and new participants will not be admitted. 

Programs and lectures offered on the VCAA are intended to educate our participants and enrich their lives. We are not promoting any particular service, opinion or cause. The views expressed by a presenter are their own and are not necessarily endorsed by the VCAA or its partner jurisdictions.

During inclement weather, scheduled VCAA classes and programs may be substituted or canceled without warning. When classes are canceled, please visit the VCAA playlist on YouTube to participate in a wide variety of pre-recorded fitness classes and other activities. 

Virtual Events for January 30 - February 3

View the monthly calendar here

Follow this link to join any of these classes on a computer, smartphone, tablet:
To join by phone, call 1-301-715-8592; Meeting ID: 905 123 5932#; Meeting password: 3636# 

January 30

January 31
February 1
February 2
February 3




9 - 10 a.m.
Intermediate Tai Chi w/

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that incorporates a series of weight shifting, circular movements, and postural exercises. It is low impact and can be adapted to the student’s fitness level.


9 - 9:45 a.m.
Body and Mind*

A fun combination of exercises designed to help improve your strength mobility and balance paired with other activities designed to put your brain to work and keep you sharp.

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Three and a Half Acres
Yoga (T.H.A.Y.)

10 - 11 a.m.

Tech Tuesdays Topic:  Buying 
Prescription Glasses Online

Bring your questions about devices, apps, technology and ZOOM and beyond.


10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Fitness Class w/ Patty*

Low impact with moderate intensity exercise to help with overall fitness.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  


Join us for a fun filled trivia challenge with your 55+ friends!


10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Zumba Gold*

Enjoy a lower-intensity version of Zumba class.

Bring your water and your dancing shoes!

2 - 3 p.m.

Mixed Media Mondays

1 - 2 p.m.

High Energy Aerobics with Alexa*

Fun and energetic fitness!


1 - 2 p.m.

Book Club with Jenny

This month we will be discussing “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Artemis: To the Moon and Beyond

Find out more about this new era of space exploration with Col. Scott Willey, USAF (retired), former senior docent with the National Air and Space Museums Udvar- Hazy Center.


1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

Nutrition Presentation: Heart Health

February is National Heart Health month.  Speak with Registered Dietician Saba Barkneh about simple changes you can make to  help keep your heart pumping strong.

*Please check with your doctor before starting this or any exercise program. 

Discover virtual events offered by our partners

Click on a partner logo below to see more available programming.

Fairfax County Public Library logo Insight Memory Care Center logo  AARP logo   Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia   Arts Fairfax logo     The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University     Center for the Arts at George Mason University logo     Reston Community Center    Literacy Council of Northern Virginia logo     Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance logo    Fairfax Symphony Orchestra logo    McLean Community Center logo   Fairfax County Park Authority logo

If you need technical assistance joining our virtual events, please email us at

Self-Directed Activities

Virtual Center for Active Adults Recipes and Activities


Angry Tilapia Rolls Recipe

Baby Chicks Mini Cheese Balls Recipe

Bacon Jalapeno Crescent Poppers Recipe 

Baked Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Donut Recipe

Banana Churro Bites Recipe

Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Chili Recipe

Cauliflower Waffles Recipe

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Cranberry Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

Egg Roll in a Bowl Recipe

Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce Recipe

Grape Caterpillars Recipe

Healthy Apple Muffins Recipe

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Photo of a loaf of Irish Soda Bread









Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds Recipe

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Mini Veggie Frittata Muffins Recipe

Mini Zucchini Pizzas Recipe

No Bake Spring Garden Trifle Recipe

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes Recipe

Pollo Guisado Recipe

Ramen Noodle Skillet Recipe

Rice Krispies Bird Nests Recipe

Shamrock Shake Recipe

Simple Sesame Chicken Skillet Recipe

Steak and Rainbow Veggies Recipe

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili Recipe

Turkey Ball Spinach Soup Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Peppermint Drinking Chocolate

Vegan Pumpkin Bars Recipe

Veggie Fried Rice Recipe

Warm Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Craft Instructions:

No Sew Sock Bunny

Health, Fitness and Self-Care

Woman and man practicing yogaTake exercise classes, reduce stress through meditation, boost your immune system and discover tips to prepare healthy meals – all from the comfort of home. 

Staff Picks:

  • The AARP offers a wide variety of articles and resources, including workouts, cooking tips, recipes and healthy living tips.

Fine Arts Performances

Orchestra performingMany arts organizations have made performances free to watch online. Enjoy theater, concerts, opera and dance performances.

Staff Picks:

Live Animal Cams

Giant panda eating bambooAnimal lovers will be pleased to know that many zoos and aquariums offer live cams so you can observe and enjoy the animals from home.

Staff Picks:

  • The Smithsonian’s National Zoo – Watch giant pandas Tian Tian and Mei Xiang on the zoo’s two Panda Cams.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium – Choose from 10 live cams, from sea otters to jellyfish. 
  • San Diego Zoo – Watch a variety of animals, from apes to koalas, penguins to tigers.
  • American Eagle Foundation’s Eagle Cams – Explore the world of Bald Eagles through five different high-definition, live-streaming cameras placed over wild and captive Bald Eagle nests, including a wild pair residing at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.
  • Aquarium of the Pacific – View live cams of penguins, sharks and more. Visitors can also connect to a variety of educational resources such as videos, online exhibits and recorded lectures.

Museums and Historic Sites

Antique map and compassIt is possible to visit museums and historic sites from around the world without leaving your house. Visitors can enjoy online exhibits, view collections or take virtual tours.

Staff Picks: 

Learning Opportunities

Learning opportunities abound online. Explore new topics or expand your existing knowledge. 

Staff Picks:

Explore Virginia History

Mount VernonWatch a video, take a virtual tour and more.

  • Watch videos about the history of Fairfax County produced by Channel 16.
  • Fairfax County Public Library’s Virginia Room is a great resource for local history enthusiasts. Resources include photographs, yearbooks, local newspapers, subject files and more. 

Staff Picks:

Engagement Through Technology Fundraiser

To help participants access the technology they need to take part in virtual activities from home, the ServiceSource Foundation has launched the Technology Grant Program. This program will help by providing tablets to older adults and people with disabilities who need them the most.

Virtual Center for Active Adults Art Gallery

We have created a virtual gallery of your artwork! All of the art featured on the page was created during  the Close at Hand, Painting and Mixed Media Monday or Creative Corner cardmaking classes.


Virtual Center for Active Adults Partners

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, ServiceSource Inc., Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Fairfax County Area Agency on Aging, Fairfax County Health Department, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Fairfax County Public Library, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, Fairfax County Park Authority, Insight Memory Care Center, AARP, Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia, ArtsFairfax, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, The Center for the Arts at George Mason University, Friends of Fairfax County Senior Centers, Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance, Quarantine Music Busters, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, McLean Community Center, Reston Community Center, Three and a Half Acres Yoga, Fairfax County Animal Shelter.


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