Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-4600
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12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Evan Braff,
Regional Manager

Virtual Center for Active Adults

Banner collage of photos of diverse adults

Find Connection, Exercise Your Body and Mind and Have Fun!

Virtual Center for Active Adults logoThe goal of the Virtual Center for Active Adults (VCAA) is to enrich the lives of adults in Fairfax County 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 programs on demand on your own schedule.

We have also included a curated list of virtual activities and useful services and resources available to residents of Fairfax County. 

 

Celebrate Arts for Life in May and June!

Enjoy weekly interactive programs by teaching artists:

  • Pictures and Poetry with Tammarrah Addison
  • Moving Dialogues with Kelly King 
  • Music City DC! with Ken Avis 
  • World of Rhythm and Sound with Tom Teasley

Watch the VCAA Art Showcase Virtual Art Show

UPCOMING EVENTS

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9:00AM, Monday, June 21, 9-10 a.m.  This is a low impact exercise form that…

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9:00AM, Monday, June 21, 9-10 a.m. Set your alarms for Monday at 9 a.m.! Join…

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10:30AM, Monday, June 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Featured recipe! Watch a…

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10:30AM, Monday, June 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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11:45AM, Monday, June 21, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. New class! This yoga class is…

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12:00PM, Monday, June 21, Noon-1 p.m.  Topic: Senior Center Re-Opening Q&A…

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1:15PM, Monday, June 21, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Featured Artist! Sharon Fishel,…

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1:15PM, Monday, June 21, 1:15-3:30 p.m. 1:15-2:15 p.m. - Beginner Line Dancing…

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2:30PM, Monday, June 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m.         Ken Avis Topic: Rocking the…

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5:00PM, Monday, June 21, 5-6 p.m. Join us each week to discover places you…

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9:00AM, Tuesday, June 22, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art…

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9:00AM, Tuesday, June 22, 9-10 a.m.  Computer class in Mandarin (demo through…

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10:15AM, Tuesday, June 22, 10:15-11:15 a.m.   Relax and strengthen your mind…

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10:30AM, Tuesday, June 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Topic: Long Term Care Overview…

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11:30AM, Tuesday, June 22, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 60’s themed! Enjoy a lower-…

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12:00PM, Tuesday, June 22, Noon-1 p.m.  A program aimed to engage and support…

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1:00PM, Tuesday, June 22, 1-2 p.m. Set up a chair without arms on the carpet…

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1:15PM, Tuesday, June 22, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Join us to play Family Feud.    …

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2:00PM, Tuesday, June 22, 2-2:15 p.m.  Learn and practice relaxation…

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2:30PM, Tuesday, June 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  An energetic cardio dance class that…

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2:30PM, Tuesday, June 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Sheila Epstein, director, and…

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6:15PM, Kelly King; photo by Ossie White III. Tuesday, June 22, 6:15-7:15…

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9:00AM, Wednesday, June 23, 9-10 a.m.  This is a low impact exercise form that…

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10:30AM, Wednesday, June 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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10:30AM, Wednesday, June 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Topic: Summer Fun Songs   Join…

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12:00PM, Wednesday, June 23, Noon-1 p.m. Series begins May 19 through June 24…

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1:15PM, Wednesday, June 23, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Test your knowledge and skills! To…

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1:15PM, Wednesday, June 23, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Stretching promotes flexibility…

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2:30PM, Wednesday, June 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Full body invigorating low impact…

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2:30PM, Wednesday, June 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m. This is an intermediate/basic class…

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9:00AM, Thursday, June 24, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial…

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9:00AM, Thursday, June 24, 9-10 a.m. Topic: Open Forum   Join this…

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10:15AM, Thursday, June 24, 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Low impact with moderate…

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10:30AM, Thursday, June 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Special presentation! Learn how…

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11:45AM, Thursday, June 24, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Topic: Home Fire Safety with…

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12:00PM, Thursday, June 24, Noon-1 p.m. Series begins May 19 through June 24…

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1:15PM, Thursday, June 24, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Yoga and mindfulness can be helpful…

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1:15PM, Thursday, June 24, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Come play this classic game. To…

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2:30PM, Thursday, June 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.   Expand your German learning…

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2:30PM, Thursday, June 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Enjoy a lower-intensity version of…

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2:30PM, Thursday, June 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.       Ken Avis Topic: Rocking the…

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9:00AM, Friday, June 25, 9-10 a.m.  Relax and strengthen your mind and body. …

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9:00AM, Friday, June 25, 9-10 a.m.  Last class! Come join us! Reconnect with…

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10:30AM, Friday, June 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. New featured book! Join us as we…

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10:30AM, Friday, June 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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12:00PM, Friday, June 25, Noon-1 p.m.  Special presentation! Participants will…

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1:15PM, Friday, June 25, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Beginner level conversation and…

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1:15PM, Friday, June 25, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Fun and energetic fitness class!…

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2:30PM, Friday, June 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Join us to celebrate Teresa on her…

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9:00AM, Monday, June 28, 9-10 a.m.  This is a low impact exercise form that…

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9:15AM, Monday, June 28, 9:15-10:15 a.m.  Set your alarms for Monday at 9:15 a…

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10:15AM, Monday, June 28, 10:15-11:15 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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10:30AM, Monday, June 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  To receive activity handouts…

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11:45AM, Monday, June 28, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. New class! This yoga class is…

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12:00PM, Monday, June 28, Noon-12:45 p.m.  Topic: Juneteenth Information…

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1:00PM, Monday, June 28, 1-2 p.m.  60’s themed! Enjoy a lower-intensity…

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1:15PM, Monday, June 28, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Featured Artist! Sharon Fishel,…

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2:15PM, Monday, June 28, 2:15-3:15 p.m.  Relax and strengthen your mind and…

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2:30PM, Monday, June 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Computer class in Mandarin (demo…

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2:30PM, Monday, June 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.         Ken Avis Topic: The Future…

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5:00PM, Monday, June 28, 5-6 p.m. Join us each week to discover places you…

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9:00AM, Tuesday, June 29, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art…

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10:15AM, Tuesday, June 29, 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Low impact with moderate…

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11:30AM, Tuesday, June 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  60’s themed! Enjoy a lower-…

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1:00PM, Tuesday, June 29, 1-2 p.m. Join us to play Classic Concentration!   …

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2:15PM, Tuesday, June 29, 2:15-3:15 p.m.  Sheila Epstein, director, and…

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9:00AM, Wednesday, June 30, 9-10 a.m.  This is a low impact exercise form that…

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10:15AM, Wednesday, June 30, 10:15-11:15 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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11:30AM, Wednesday, June 30, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Join us for music and…

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1:00PM, Wednesday, June 30, 1-2 p.m.  Test your knowledge and skills! To…

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2:15PM, Wednesday, June 30, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Full body invigorating low impact…

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2:30PM, Wednesday, June 30, 2:30-3:30 p.m. This is an intermediate/basic class…

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9:00AM, Thursday, July 1, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art…

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10:15AM, Thursday, July 1, 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Low impact with moderate…

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10:30AM, Thursday, July 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Special Presentation! TOPS:…

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1:00PM, Thursday, July 1, 1-2 p.m.   Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist Miles…

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2:15PM, Thursday, July 1, 2:15-3:15 p.m. Enjoy a lower-intensity version of…

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2:30PM, Thursday, July 1, 2:30-3:30 p.m.   Expand your German learning through…

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9:00AM, Friday, July 2, 9-10 a.m.  Relax and strengthen your mind and body. …

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10:15AM, Friday, July 2, 10:15-11:15 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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11:30AM, Friday, July 2, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Awaken the comedian lurking…

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1:00PM, Friday, July 2, 1-2 p.m.  Fun and energetic fitness class! Please…

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2:15PM, Friday, July 2, 2:15-3:15 p.m.  Enjoy patriotic flag crafts with Sarah…

View and print the Virtual Center for Active Adults events calendar for June 21-25.

View and print the Virtual Center for Active Adults events calendar for June 28-July 2.

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 NCSVCAA@fairfaxcounty.gov

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.

Self-Directed Activities

Virtual Center for Active Adults Recipes and Activities

Recipes:

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.
  • The YMCA has shared a series of health and fitness videos that are available on-demand. 
     

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: 

  • The Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, Washington, D.C. – Take a virtual tour of the hundreds of aircraft and spacecraft on display at the National Mall Building (Washington, D.C.) or Udvar-Hazy Center (Chantilly, VA). 
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY – Take a virtual tour and view the collection of the museum considered to be architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY – Take a virtual tour and explore the museum’s collection.
  • The Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA – Take a virtual tour; access the cockpits and interiors of aircraft in the collection. 
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL – Tour the opulent estate and lush gardens, originally the home of businessman James Deering, now owned by Miami-Dade County and open to the public. 
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA – View the collection, enjoy virtual events and explore at-home activities.

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. 

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About Staff Picks

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Fairfax County of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Fairfax County bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

 

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.

 

This website contains links to external websites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations. The inclusion of a link to an external website is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked website, the organizations sponsoring said website, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the website. Links to external websites and pages may be removed or replaced at any time without notice. 

Fairfax Virtual Assistant