Linda Patterson, executive director of the Lorton Community Action Center, said about a fifth of the local population their organization serves is suffering from chronic health-related issues.
Fairfax County is offering a free six-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Program workshop Series. Learn and share positive strategies to better manage overall health, increase self-confidence and improve the skills you need to take control of your health and happiness! Tuesday, June 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 450 Orchard Street, NW. Vienna. For more information, call 703-324-5489, TTY 711, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for May 18-23.
Enjoying the beautiful Northern Virginia weather isn’t the only perk of our post-winter weather thaw. From May until November, we also have an opportunity to enjoy the area’s agriculture and support our local farmers by attending Fairfax County’s farmers markets. In doing so, we can also support the local economy and the environment.
Researchers say meaningful friendships help preserve health.
Bill and Betty Kenealy, of Springfield, make it a point to socialize regularly with their long-time friends, many of whom are other couples they met through work and through the activities of their five children. They’ve watched their children become adults, worked, retired and even survived cancer. Now they’re living together in a retirement community in Springfield. Bill is 85 and Betty is 81.
This past winter, I was fortunate enough to go on a trip to Israel with Taglit-Birthright Israel.
Encore Stage & Studio celebrated 48 years of “Theatre by Kids, Theatre for Kids” at its fifth annual Sunny Side Up Benefit Breakfast on April 22.
Advocacy group rallies in Arlington against medical guidelines on chronic Lyme disease.
Ozlem Jones has had Lyme disease for 11 years, but was only diagnosed two years ago when she began suffering from extreme bouts of fatigue and various problems with her nervous system. In that time, Jones says she passed it onto all three of her children.
“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for May 11-16.
To honor his grandson Patrick, Stan Corey donated the lift that the Great Falls therapeutic riding program, Lift Me Up, will use to lift wounded warriors and heavier riders with disabilities safely onto horses.
Buy fresh fruits and veggies from local vendors this summer.
Your guide to all the farmers markets in the Northern Virginia area.
How one senior in Arlington spends his “retirement.”
Paul Dietz wears a quilted vest over a well worn plaid flannel shirt.A badge about scouting is on his sleeve. His uniform of baseball cap, work shoes, and pockets full of tools is topped off by a full white beard and the twinkly eyes to go with it.
“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, for May 4-9.
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.
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."
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