Clinic is first in Fairfax County to receive Affordable Healthcare Act funding.
HealthWorks for Northern Virginia opened a new healthcare center in Herndon Tuesday, June 11, the first such facility in Fairfax County that will receive funding from the federal government via the Affordable Healthcare Act.
I hope it’s not a wrap though. I’d like to continue rolling along just like I rolled into college in late August, 1972, matriculating to the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. Oddly/coincidentally enough, there have been and continue to be some recent occurrences in my life that hearken back to yesteryear, the olden days of the early 1970s, when I freshmen-oriented myself to a major university for the first time.
The two day event featured over one hundred teams, with hundreds of players participating in the fundraiser. The goal was to raise $50,000 for breast cancer research.
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These are some thoughts and questions on the advent of food trucks in Alexandria.
Relay for Life held at Herndon Middle School.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) hosted a Relay for Life in Herndon Saturday, June 8, at Herndon Middle School. This was the fourth year the event was hosted at Herndon Middle School. Herndon resident Sheila Grooms was the event chairperson. At 1 p.m. there were opening ceremonies for the event at the Herndon Middle School outside on the track and field. The Herndon High School Navy Junior ROTC Color Guard performed the flag ceremony, and the national anthem was performed by Shennan O’Day, a Herndon Middle School student.
“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington’s Office of Senior Adult Programs for June 23-28.
County and local organizations seek to find and meet seniors’ needs.
People over 55 make up approximately 30 percent of Fairfax County’s population, making them the largest population group. Many of that group have chosen, or plan, to spend their later years in Fairfax County, but as they age in place, there are certain services and resources needed.
Aging-in-place remodel required a generator, much to relief of their neighbors.
Ted Rogers, 73, recently completed a senior-friendly makeover to his home, with the help of a master builder to meet his often challenging technical requirements.
Acessibility designer inspired by personal experiences.
“We are seeing more seniors choosing to stay in their homes than ever before,” says aging-in-place specialist Russ Glickman.
Volunteering through the Shepard Center helps give Seniors a sense of fulfillment.
Kathy Tugendhat chairs the Adventures in Learning organizing committee at Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV). She teaches conversational ESL at Patrick Henry Library, one-on-one. On Wednesdays in the summer months, Tugendhat tells stories and leads songs for youngsters on the grounds of the Little Library. She sings with the Vienna Choral Society because she loves it. “It keeps me young,” said Tugendhat. She’s also 80 years old.
Before heading to the home of the 83-year-old woman she visits each week, Diane Stoy calls to make sure her friend is up for a visit. The answer is almost always yes.
Ellen Breen turned 95 on May 5, 2013. Her granddaughter plans to be married in September. “If I am alive, I am going,” Breen said. Her grandchildren call her Rah Rah. “I love it. It’s one of my favorite sounds. When they say it it really means something.” Dennis Lewis is 75.
Fairfax County is rich with senior living centers, according to Julie Ellis, Director of the Mount Vernon Center. The Mount Vernon Center, Hollin Hall Senior Center for Creative Retirement, just celebrated its 30th anniversary in January.
New site aims to be "one stop shop" for rehabilitation.
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Network has opened a new outpatient facility in downtown McLean. The facility aims to provide complete care for both orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation needs.
Margery Leveen Sher described the Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP) Foundation’s work at the May 30 Hispanic Business Summit hosted by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia Latino Advisory Board. Sher exhorted the Hispanic business leaders to become involved in this special public/private partnership which provides medical and dental care to children in low-income families without access to physicians and dentists.