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Sharing Health Tips in Springfield

Springfield Community Day brings together health and fun.

Northern Virginia Community College students got a chance to showcase their knowledge about health and fitness during Springfield Community Day held at the NVCC Medical Campus on Saturday, April 18. Sarah Young and her classmates Trista Johnson and Andrea Diaz, dispensed information about the importance of dental hygiene and urged everyone to visit the dentist every six months. “Toothbrushing can’t reach everywhere. A lot of dental issues you don’t feel or you don’t have pain until it’s too late and you lose that tooth,” said Young.

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People at Work: Mind the Mat

Laugh, dance and sweat—yoga combines it all.

The door opens and a crowd streams out the door clutching mats as Pilates Boot Camp is over. Smiles line the lobby waiting to sign in for the next class. Katie walks to the desk and stops to say hello. Paige Lichens, yoga instructor at Mind the Mat in Del Rey says, "Her husband just started."

Centreville/Chantilly Roundups for the Week of April 15

Fairfax County police arrested a 17-year-old boy last week on charges including auto theft.

Arlington: “Flourishing After 55” April 27-May 2

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, for April 27- May 2.

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Workhouse Center Helps Vets with Artistic Expression

“This is going pretty deep for me,” said Lewis Walls. “But it’s going to bring me a lot of closure too.” Walls, a veteran stationed at Fort Belvoir, stood behind a spotlit music stand in front of an audience that filled the Vulcan Gallery of the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton.

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Dr. Glover Receives Distinguished Alumni Award for Urology

Dr. William Lloyd Glover, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S. was awarded the George Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award for Urology on March 14, 2015 at the meeting of the Harry C. Miller Society of GWU urologists.

Registration Opens for Service Animals Eye Exams

To honor the guide dogs, detection dogs, search and rescue dogs, therapy dogs and animals assisting people with disabilities

Column: The Fact Is Not Yet The Matter

I don’t know which is worse: the extra-special, extra-expensive, dental cleaning (the kind that requires Novocain and involves the actual dentist, not merely the hygienist) that I have scheduled for April 8th – or my next hopefully-not-do-or-die CT Scan, moved up a month from my usual three-month interval because of a suspicious formation seen on my most recent scan back in mid-February.

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Northwest Federal and Town of Herndon Celebrate First Icebreaker Run

On March 22, 229 participants were off and running in the Town of Herndon’s inaugural “Ice Breaker Family Fun Run.”

Week in Great Falls

Weekly happenings in Great Falls.

'Flourishing After 55' for the Week of April 20-25

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, for April 20-25.

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Springfield: Getting into Marian Homes

Remodeling project to provide for residents with intellectual and or physical disabilities.

When the new residents of Marian Homes’ latest remodeling project move in to the Gresham Street house in north Springfield, Fairfax resident and Marian volunteer John Germain hopes they feel at home.

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Northern Virginia Training Center in Fairfax to Close by March 2016

From institution to community, finding homes for those hard to place.

Joseph McHugh has lived at the Northern Virginia Training Center for 35 years, moving in when he was a teenager. McHugh has cerebral palsy and colostomy and severe spasticity issues. At the training center, McHugh works with a speech pathologist, nurse, on-campus dietician and is close to an X-ray machine, dental facility and clinic on the grounds.

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Creative Aging Festival Coming in May

Includes 114 performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, classes and more.

A Creative Aging Festival will take place throughout the month of May at 100-plus local venues in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria. The month-long festival includes 114 performances, poetry readings, art exhibits, lectures, classes and more.

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County Adult Centers Offer Seniors Activities, Social Interaction

In 2014, the attendance at Fairfax County senior centers was 277,342.

At the Kingstowne Center for Active Adults, volunteer Frank Bauer sees zumba and yoga classes “flowing into the main room sometimes,” he says, revealing how popular those classes are at the center, which caters to seniors 55 and older. This Kingstowne center, one of 14 senior centers throughout Fairfax County, offers classes and activities to keep seniors active.

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