Jimi Grande of Fairfax Station may never get to teach his ten-year-old son Jimmo to throw a baseball. Jimmo was born with effects from an inherited genetic mutation called Fragile X that can cause moderate to severe mental impairment and learning disabilities, and is linked to autism spectrum disorder.
A little more than a year ago a devastating sledding accident put McLean native Bensten Schone in a coma—the result of a serious traumatic brain injury.
Since their first fundraising walk, the Northern Virginia Fragile X Family group has raised more than $130,000 for research into Fragile X, an inherited genetic mutation that can cause mental impairment ranging from moderate to severe learning disabilities and linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Lisa Gray of the Hayfield Farms area of Alexandria, a 16-year cancer survivor, hosted her second “Karaoke for the Cure” fundraising event at Lucky’s Sports Theatre & Grill on April 12.
Summit helps county residents improve with age.
Local residents can learn how to age gracefully Saturday, April 16, at the Living Well, Aging Well Summit in the Fairfax County Government Center.
Need a ride to the doctor? Your computer break down? Want to join a group trip to a Nats game?
Seniors gather weekly in Arlington to engage in German
Last week the theme was "hats." Some people wore hats, and one person brought a computer printout of hats with names and historical dates associated. The weekly German conversation at the Langston-Brown Community and Senior Center is about to begin.
Help for dementia patients and their families in Arlington; excellent services but many people don’t know what they are.
Laura “Fayse” Howard lives in the house her husband Allen built in South Arlington. The side entrance looks out on bird feeders hanging from a tree he planted. There is a bench big enough for two in the garden. The kitchen is the way kitchens used to be: cozy, galley size. In the living room, there are pictures of family, an antique organ, crocheted blankets, and a rescued dog named Diva who is keeping an eye on things from “her” armchair.
Senior Services of Alexandria will present Aging Well, Working Together for a Livable Community for all Ages, next in a speaker series, on Wednesday, April 13, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria.
Active retirees seek options for independent living, including condos in Alexandria, Arlington, Tysons, Reston, McLean, Bethesda and Chevy Chase, among others.
When Joyce and Don Lipman decided to move out of their Potomac, Md. home, they opted for a high-end townhouse instead of a retirement community.
Living well at any age.
High school students design and present tech products to improve lives of older adults.
Chantilly High School freshman Aru Rajpurohit remembers seeing her great-grandfather struggle to drink his morning tea and other beverages, his hands shaking from Parkinson’s disease.
Stress management workshop to be held Saturday, April 2, in the Fairfax United Methodist Church.
It doesn’t matter what Molly McCracken’s personal issues were last year.
Students at William Halley and Newington Forest Elementary schools raise thousands during sports-based Boosterthon program.
Earlier in March, students at William Halley Elementary School in Lorton and Newington Forest Elementary School in Springfield participated in the nationwide fundraising program Boosterthon Fun Run by raising money and learning life skills through physical activity.
Presentation to focus on the link between creativity and aging.
On Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m. at Great Falls Community Library, Large Meeting Room, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls Studios will welcome Caroline Edasis, manager of Art Therapy for Mather LifeWays, an Evanston, Illinois based nonprofit that serves more than 37,000 older adults each year.
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