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Fairfrax County Human Services Needs Assessment Released

June 16, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community News

 

At our Alliance for Human Services Annual Meeting last week, Marlene Blum reported that the long awaited county Human Needs Assessment is now released.   If you were there, you might have picked up a printed copy.

It is available on-line.  The link is: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/living/healthhuman/needs-assessment/

This report will frame our discussions with County officials over the next year.  Please download and review at least the summary.  Let us know what you think we should do next.

Frank Blechman, Treasurer
Fairfax County Alliance for Human Services

Fairfax County Creative Aging Festival and More, May 2015

April 17, 2015 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

EVENTS:

Have fun, learn something new, and unleash your creative spirit! Fairfax County, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, and AARP Virginia invite you to celebrate the Creative Aging Festival in May 2015. This month-long festival features over 100 events including art exhibits, dance, musical performances, poetry readings, lectures, wellness programs and classes in watercolor, woodworking, knitting, clogging, tap, piano, photography, & more! Find the events calendar at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/OlderAdults and click on Creative Aging Festival!

Fairfax County presents Legal Tools for Caregivers: WEBINAR. As a family caregiver you may need to make legal and health care decisions for a loved one. This free Webinar will cover durable powers of attorney, trusts, guardianship, and advanced medical directives. Join us on Wednesday, May 6, Noon-1 p.m. Find out more and register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

Fairfax County will sponsor Strategies for Managing the Stress of Caregiving on Tuesday, May 12, 7-8:30 p.m. at Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls ChurchFind out more about this free event and register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

Fairfax County presents “Alive Inside” Movie and Discussion on Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-NoonThis free movie focuses on the Music & Memory program’s ability to combat memory loss and restore meaning to the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Insight Memory Care Center, 3953 Pender Dr., Ste. 100, FairfaxFind out more and register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm or call 703-324-5205, TTY 711.

Get the facts about health insurance for older adults at Fairfax County’s free presentation on Medicare 101. Tuesday, May 19, 3-4:30 p.m. at the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. Register beforehand at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm.

Learn about Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage and receive expert assistance in choosing and signing up for a plan for you or your loved one. Wednesday, May 20, 3-4:30 p.m. at Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Rd., Alexandria. Register beforehand at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/caregiver.htm.

Fairfax County is offering a free Independent Living Project Series (Sessions are 8 weeks). Programs start Friday, May 1, 1-3 p.m. at Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria and Friday, May 22, 10 a.m.-Noon. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna. Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/independent.htm.

 

 

Open Hire: Summer Job Opportunities in Therapeutic Recreation

March 9, 2015 in Community News, Employment

 

 

The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is seeking interested applicants for Summer 2015 Therapeutic Recreation Services programs. If you’re interested in applying, don’t miss out on one of the upcoming open hire sessions:

  • Wednesday, March 11 (noon to 5 p.m.): Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor, Fairfax, VA 22035
  • Wednesday, April 1 (noon to 5 p.m.)Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor, Fairfax, VA 22035
  • Wednesday, April 15 (4:30 to 7:30 p.m.): Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152
  • Wednesday, May 20 (noon to 5 p.m.)Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor, Fairfax, VA 22035
  • Wednesday, June 3 (noon to 5 p.m.)Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th floor, Fairfax, VA 22035
  • Requirements 
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • At least 250 hours of experience in a recreation or school setting serving individuals with disabilities (college course work can supplement experience)
  • Have or acquire CPR and First Aid Certification for children and adults that is valid through August 2015
  • TB test results: New applicants must have proof of a negative result within the last year, returning staff need proof of a negative result within the past two years

Learn more.

 

Access Fairfax from Fairfax County Disability Services: Bus Stop Accessibility

December 16, 2014 in Community News

 

 

12/12/2014

Bus Stop Accessibility Information Now Available on Metro’s Trip Planner

Metro has added a bus stop accessibility feature to its online Trip Planner. This feature will enable customers to be informed about the accessibility features of every bus stop served by Metrobus.  By using the new feature, riders can learn whether a bus stop has a shelter or bench, the availability of nearby crosswalks and curb ramps, and more.

To utilize Metro’s new bus stop accessibility feature, simply click on any Metro bus stop that appears in a Trip Planner itinerary, and it will give you a comprehensive checklist of all the accessible features offered at that bus stop.

To subscribe to Access Fairfax: disabilityservices@listserv.FairfaxCounty.gov.