The 50+ Community Survey for Fairfax County and Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church

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We want aging in our area to be a healthy and happy experience. You can help us.

The 50+ Community Survey for Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church - launching in February 2019 - will assess the local lifestyles, community perceptions and access people 50+ have to the things they need to age the way they want to age.

Key Findings and Data from the 50+ Community Survey


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We need your help to make Fairfax a more aging-friendly community
We want to know more about the experience of aging in the local region so we can align resources and planning to better meet the needs of Fairfax area adults 50+. This is a collaborative effort by the local governments of Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Falls Church. It’s a completely scientific research process that is being facilitated by the National Research Center.


Get involved with the Commission on Aging
The Fairfax Area Commission on Aging is pleased to hear from you during the public comment portion of their meetings or via email. The Commission meets from 1-3 p.m. on the third Wednesday each month except August. Each meeting begins with a public comment period. Find meeting locations.


What we hope to learn from the Older Adult Survey
The 50+ Community Survey measures the perceptions adults 50+ have of the local community, such as:

  • Local lifestyles of people 50+, such as opportunities to socialize, work and volunteer; cost of living; transportation; and overall neighborliness and friendliness.
  • Issues facing people 50+, such as retirement, housing, health care, and caregiving.
  • Use of local community services, such as Senior Centers and public transportation.


Survey methodology
This survey relies on a scientific sample of local adults ages 50+. Our research vendor, National Research Center, is using a random sample to survey respondents. If your household received a survey, the person 50+ who had the most recent birthday should complete it. All of this information will be compiled into a database and released to the public in Spring 2019. The survey is completely anonymous – no personally identifiable information is retained.


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Frequently Asked Questions (Coming Soon!)

Questions? Contact Us

Michelle Gregory
Office of Strategy Management
703-324-4444, TTY 711

Older Adult Survey Partners:

Fairfax County Government

The City of Fairfax

The City of Falls Church


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