To meet the growing interest of McLean residents, a group of volunteers has been working to create a village to meet the unique needs of the community.
Unlike the rest of Fairfax County, McLean has a disproportionately larger senior population. Nearly a third (33 percent) of McLean residents are 55 or older which is a marked difference over the 24 percent reported in Fairfax County. Since 2013, McLeanCVA Senior Source (MSS) volunteers have been providing free, non-emergency, information to help 55+ residents, adults living with disabilities and their caregivers to age comfortably in place in McLean. MSS, a treasured resource, will begin operating in two new locations to serve the community while McLean Community Center is undergoing renovations effective Feb. 1, 2017.
MSS is staffed by volunteers who can provide residents and visitors with references to helpful entities that provide solutions to a host of practical living concerns that include: daily living solutions, insurance, legal, financial, transportation, and housing, as well as entertainment, recreation, volunteering and social opportunities by:
Calling 703-300-1751 anytime;
Emailing inquiries to: Info@McLeanCVA.org
Visiting volunteers in person: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at Dolley Madison Library Conference Room, 1244 Oak Ridge Road, McLean. Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Lewinsville Retirement Residences, 1724 Chain Bridge Road (Park in the The Lewinsville Presbyterian Church lot and walk down the drive to the community entrance).
In addition to offering the Senior Source, McLeanCVA will also be launching a McLean Social Series in conjunction with McLean Community Center and will continue to partner with AARP for a quarterly dinner series. McLeanCVA will also bring other events and social opportunities to the Mclean community members. To find out how you can age well in McLean, visit our website at www.McLeanCVA.org or call to speak with one of our volunteers at 703-300-1751.
The Next Event
Being Mortal’s Villages: The Value of Community and Choice as We Grow Older, is being held on Feb. 13, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Chesterbrook Residences (2030 Westmoreland St, Falls Church). Dr. Gawande, the best-selling author of Being Mortal, will lead a conversation that will feature a discussion on aging, living life with purpose, and how we can transform the possibilities for the later chapters of everyone’s lives. The simulcast from Boston is being hosted by McLeanCVA, in partnership with Chesterbrook Residences. All are welcome to join for a free viewing party and discussion.
All are invited to join McLeanCVA and there is no cost for membership. Visit www.McLeanCVA.org. Members will be invited to a host of local events of interest to our 55+ community.