Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-324-4600
TTY 711

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 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. 

Latest News from the Virtual Center for Active Adults

New! Beginning on Monday, January 11, people age 75 and older can call the Fairfax County Health Department 703-324-7404 to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. The phone line hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and weekends 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Phone wait times may be lengthy so it is recommended that you place your phones on speaker as you wait to be connected. The Health Department will make accommodations for those with mobility and other issues. You can also schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment online.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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9:00AM, Tuesday, January 19, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial…

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9:00AM, Tuesday, January 19, 9-10 a.m. Please join this informational session…

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10:15AM, Tuesday, January 19, 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Low impact with moderate…

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10:30AM, Tuesday, January 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Guest Presenter! Do you need……

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11:45AM, Tuesday, January 19, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Join us for fun, fitness …

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12:00PM, Tuesday, January 19, Noon-1 p.m.  A program aimed to engage and…

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1:00PM, Tuesday, January 19, 1-1:45 p.m. Set up a chair without arms on the…

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1:15PM, Tuesday, January 19, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Join us to play Jeopardy! Please…

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1:45PM, Tuesday, January 19, 1:45-2:15 p.m.  Learn and practice relaxation…

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2:30PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  An energetic cardio dance class…

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2:30PM, Tuesday, January 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Sheila Epstein, director, and…

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9:00AM, Thursday, January 21, 9-10 a.m.  Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial…

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9:00AM, Thursday, January 21, 9-10 a.m. Topic: Fraudulent Websites with Jackie…

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10:15AM, Thursday, January 21, 10:15-11:15 a.m.  Low impact with moderate…

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10:30AM, Thursday, January 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Special Presentation! Office…

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11:45AM, Thursday, January 21, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Topic: Hypertension Bingo…

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12:00PM, Thursday, January 21, Noon-1 p.m.  A program aimed to engage and…

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1:15PM, Thursday, January 21, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Limited Series! Yoga and…

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1:15PM, Thursday, January 21, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Come play this classic game. To…

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2:30PM, Thursday, January 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m.   Expand your German learning…

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2:30PM, Thursday, January 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  An energetic cardio dance class…

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9:00AM, Friday, January 22, 9-10 a.m.  Relax and strengthen your mind and body…

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10:30AM, Friday, January 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A strength, balance and fitness…

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10:30AM, Friday, January 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. New featured book! Join us as we…

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12:00PM, Friday, January 22, Noon-1 p.m.  Special guests Caroline Rankin and…

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1:15PM, Friday, January 22, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Beginner level conversation and…

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1:15PM, Friday, January 22, 1:15-2:15 p.m.  Fun and energetic fitness class!…

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2:30PM, Friday, January 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Create fun puppets for…

View and print the Virtual Center for Active Adults events calendar for January 18-22.
 

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

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

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.

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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. 

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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.

 

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