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Fit for the Golden Years

Fitness programs for seniors are part of a trend.

One night each week, Sue Thompson can be found dribbling a basketball down the court, leading her team, the Nova United, to victory. Thompson, who is in her 60s, is one of the youngest players in her league, the National Senior Women’s Basketball Association.

72-year-old Filmmaker Debuts Alzheimer’s Documentary

When Barbara Klutinis’ husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s she had no idea how she was going to get through the ordeal ahead of her. After joining a support group and hearing the stories of others going through the same thing, Klutinis realized she was not alone. Inspired by the experience, she decided to make a documentary about the lives of couples coping with the disease. The film, “The Sum Total of Our Memory: Facing Alzheimer’s Together,” will screen at the NOVA International Film Festival Friday, April 17, 1 p.m., at the Angelika Film Center in Fairfax.

Arlene Hewitt Sets the Pace for Seniors in Alexandria

A recipe for activism at any age.

She is four feet 10 inches tall and 84 years old. She tutors children who cannot read; she champions health insurance for the uninsured in Alexandria; she meets with mayors and senators; she takes 90-year-old gentlemen out to dinner; she wants to reduce the teen pregnancy rate in Alexandria; and she never lets more than a few days go by without chatting with her children or grandsons, usually via email or skype.

Aging in Place

Finding out about the latest services and programs.

Alexandria is a great place to be a senior – there are so many different services and organizations with programs designed to help older residents remain in their homes and age in place safely and in a healthy environment.

Life at Culpepper Garden

Award-winning retirement community celebrates 40th anniversary.

It is St Patrick's Day at Culpepper Garden in Arlington, and there is a party underway downstairs. As the accordionist touches the black and white keys, Marilyn Jarvis stands up and makes her way to the aisle, grabs a partner, Adrianna Bustamante, and begins tap dancing to "The Sidewalks of New York."

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Lee Senior Center in Arlington Is a Creative Hub

Painting, pottery, rock bands, and social dance are big hits.

A passer-by at Lee Center in Arlington stopped in to see the country music players the other day and left feeling this group of musicians was worth staying to hear for the whole hour.

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Girl Scouts Troop 3651 Raise Money for Honor Flights

Film and presentations explain the importance of getting veterans to Washington D.C. to see their monuments.

Girl Scout Troop 3651 organized a screening of the moving Honor Flight, and invited two World War II veterans, Howard Jester and George Hanna, to speak to the audience after the film.

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Virginia Housing Expo Draws Crowds

Home-ownership, rental opportunities and related services dominate the event at Herndon High.

“Those most in need of these services and resources benefit the most when we can bring so many providers and organizations together in this one-stop shop format.”

Vienna, Oakton Home Sales: February, 2015

In February, 2015, 67 homes sold between $2,234,220-$252,500 in the Vienna and Oakton area.

Vienna, Oakton Home Sales: February, 2015

Springfield Home Sales: February, 2015

In February, 2015, 92 Springfield homes sold between $789,000-$164,900.

Springfield Home Sales: February, 2015

Reston Home Sales: February, 2015

In February, 2015, 59 Reston homes sold between $900,000-$180,000.

Reston Home Sales: February, 2015

McLean Home Sales: February, 2015

In February, 2015, 59 homes sold between $2,735,000-$185,000 in the McLean and Falls Church area.

McLean Home Sales: February, 2015

Oak Hill and Herndon Home Sales: February, 2015

In February, 2015, 55 homes sold between $1,120,000-$190,000 in the Oak Hill and Herndon area.

Oak Hill and Herndon Home Sales: February, 2015

Great Falls Home Sales: February, 2015

In February, 2015, 12 Great Falls homes sold between $2,325,000-$650,000.

Great Falls Home Sales: February, 2015

Fairfax Home Sales: February, 2015

In February, 2015, 50 Fairfax homes sold between $720,000-$135,000.

Fairfax Home Sales: February, 2015

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