Fairfax County Events & Volunteer Opps for Older Adults -December 2014

November 20, 2014 in Community News

 

 

EVENTS:

Fairfax County presents Medicare 101.  Dec. 03, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Join us for this free event and learn the facts about health insurance for seniors.  No registration necessary.  McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean.  For more information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/vicap.htm or call 703-790-0123, TTY 711.

Fairfax County is offering a free Telephone Support Group for Family Caregivers of Older Adults.  Dec 9, 7-8 p.m.  Join us to discuss “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly — Caregiving with Family and Friends.”   This telephone support group may be just what you need!  Share your experiences, gain support and get important information without having to travel.  The one-hour free sessions are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month.  Find out more and register atwww.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/ and click on Free 2014 Fall Caregiver Seminars. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Kingstowne Center for Active Adults in Alexandria needs a Van Driver to take participants on outings and an ESL Teacher.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visitwww.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers in Chantilly, Clifton, McLean and Falls Church on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Substitute drivers needed throughout the county.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

The Wakefield Senior Center in Annandale needs a Chair Exercise InstructorSpanish-speaking interpreters, anExperienced Canasta Player to teach participants, and certified instructors for classes in Ballroom Dance and Pilates.  Volunteer instructor positions could lead to part-time employment.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs; urgent need in Reston area.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

The Annandale Adult Day Health Care Center in Annandale needs Spanish-speaking social companions and a licensed hair stylist to wash, cut and style hair for participants.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

The Hollin Hall Senior Center in Alexandria needs a DJ to provide a wide array of music from ballroom to line dancing, aBallroom Dance Instructor and volunteer with basic carpentry skills to build a “Little Free Library,” for people to donate and borrow books from.  Center will provide plans and materials.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

The Sully Senior Center in Centreville needs a certified personal trainer twice a week, preferably with experience working with older adults.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Korean Meals on Wheels needs Korean-speaking volunteers to deliver meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday inCentreville, Reston and Annandale.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

The Gum Springs Senior Center in Alexandria needs a Spanish teacher for a beginner’s class.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Volunteers, who are fluent in American Sign Language, are needed in Reston, Herndon and Vienna to provide clients with direct assistance (not interpretation) with computers, grocery shopping, or social visiting.  For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, TTY 711 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.

Respite Care volunteers give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break so they can go shopping, attend a doctor’s appointment or just have coffee with a friend.  Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Support and training are provided.  Contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, orKristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.

 

Grace Lynch, MS, MSW
Manager, Communications
Division of Adult and Aging Services
Fairfax County, VA
703-324-5277, TTY 711
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/OlderAdults