Neighborhood & Community Services

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Fairfax, VA 22035
Chris Scales
Division Director

Virtual Center for Active Adults

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 February 2024

(December 2023-February 2024)

Join a class bit.ly/VCAAzoom2 
(computer, smartphone, tablet)

To join by phone, call 1-301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 905 123 5932#; Meeting password: 3636# 

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 1

8:30-9:15 a.m.
Secret Lives of Famous Fakers

11-12:30 p.m.
Trivia

3-4 p.m.
Local Underground Railroad Heroes

 

February 2

9:15-10 a.m.
Chair Yoga*

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

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. 
Computer Skills

 

February 5

9-10 a.m.
Computer Class in Mandarin

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Three and a Half Acres Yoga (T.H.A.Y)*

2-3 p.m.
Mixed Media Art

 

February 6

9-10 a.m.
Tech Tuesday: Learn Basic Skills/Open Forum 

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Arts for the Aging Presents: Moving with the World w/Annetta Dexter Sawyer

 

February 7 

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

10:15-11:15 a.m. Fitness Class w/Patty*

1-2 p.m.
Trivia Time

February 8

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Artist Cookbook

12:30-1:30 p.m. 
Introduction to Basic Spanish

 

 

February 9

9:15-10 a.m.
Chair Yoga*

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Zumba Gold* 

11:45-12:45 p.m. 
Computer Skills

February 12 

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Three and a Half Acres Yoga (T.H.A.Y)*

2-3 p.m.
Mixed Media Art

 

 

February 13

9-10 a.m.
Full Body Stretching Level 1* 

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Nutrition Tips & Benefits by VA Cooperative Extension

 

 

 

February 14

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

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Fitness Class w/ Patty*

1-2 p.m.
Music Lovers Unite: Songs for Valentine's Day 

February 15

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tips for Capturing Great Video

2-3  p.m.
Growing Fruit Trees in Arlington

 

February 16

9:15-10 a.m.
Chair Yoga*

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Zumba Gold* 

11:45-12:45 p.m. 
Computer Skills

 

 

February 19

VCAA Closed

Please enjoy prerecorded activities:

http://www.bit.ly/VCAAvideos

 

February 20

10:15-11:15 a.m.
S.A.I.L Class 

February 21

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

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Fitness Class w/ Patty*

1-2 p.m.
Virtual Traveler: Road Trip Across the USA

February 22

10-11:30 a.m.
Paint & Sip

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Introduction to Basic Spanish

 

February 23

9:15-10 a.m.
Chair Yoga*

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Zumba Gold* 

11:45-12:45 p.m. 
Computer Skills

1-2:15 p.m.
"Saving Claire" documentary screening & discussion

February 26 

9-10 a.m.
Computer Class in Mandarin

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Three and a Half Acres Yoga (T.H.A.Y)*

2-3 p.m.
Mixed Media Art

February 27

9-10 a.m.
Full Body Stretching Level 2*

10:15-11:15 a.m.
NAMI Presents: Mental Health 101 for Older Adults

February 28

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

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Fitness Class w/ Patty*

1-2 p.m.
Music Lovers Unite: Songs by Michael Jackson

 

February 29

8:30-9 a.m.
Fortunes in the Attic

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Traveling with Grandchildren

3-4 p.m.
Bilingual Trivia in Spanish and English

 

 

*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     Fairfax County Department of Family Services   McLean Community Center logo     Fairfax County Park Authority logo

 


If you need technical assistance joining our virtual events, please email us at NCSVCAA@fairfaxcounty.gov

 

Self-Directed Activities

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.

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

Staff Picks:

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.

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

Staff Picks:

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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