Buyer's Guide


Alzheimer's Family Day Center, 703-204-4664

2812 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031

Alzheimer's Family Day Center (AFDC) is a not-for-profit organization providing a wide range of services to people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers, including: adult day health care, training for caregivers, support groups and early intervention. AFDC is the only dementia-specific adult day center in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It is the first, and still the only center in Northern Virginia with programs for people in the later stages of Alzheimer's.

BEOD Health Care, 571-239-8769

BHCS is a leading home care provider in Northern Virginia, managed by qualified and experienced Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses. Our team of Health Professionals has expertise in Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facilities.

City of Fairfax Senior Center, 703-359-2487

4401 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, VA

The City of Fairfax Senior Center is open to all "Seniors", ages 55 and older 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A calendar of events is online or call to request a monthly calendar.

City of Falls Church Senior Center, 703-248-5020

223 Little Falls Street, 2nd Floor, Falls Church, VA 22046

The Recreation & Parks Division offers a consolidated program of activities including hot lunches, social activities, and recreation programs for area seniors at the Senior Center located in the Community Center. Transportation is available for City residents. A donation for transportation and lunch is requested, based on income.

Elder Crafters of Alexandria, 703-683-4338

405 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Elder Crafters of Alexandria provides a not-for-profit shop for the marketing of beautifully handcrafted articles made by women and men age 55 and older.

Encore Creativity for Older Adults, 301-261-5747

Encore is dedicated to providing an excellent and accessible artistic environment for older adults, 55 and over, regardless of experience or ability, who seek arts education and performance opportunities under a professional artist. Encore is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax exempt organization. Visit our website to find out more about Encore Chorale, Encore Dane and Encore Theatre.

Fairfax Area Agency on Aging, 703-324-5411

The Fairfax Area Agency on Aging's Web site includes Area Agency on Aging programs, adult protective services, care network for seniors, employment services, Fairfax Area Commission on Aging information, frequently called numbers for services for older adults, home care, Pets on Wheels, regional programs, senior center information and volunteer opportunities and services.

Fairfax County Government Senior Centers, 703-324-5530

The Senior Services Division operates senior centers for active adults. All centers are open to individuals who are 55 years of age or older. Meet new friends, learn new things, and enjoy yourself. There is no charge for attending the senior centers. Most activities are free. Lunchtime meals are provided. Transportation to and from the nearest center is available in most areas.

Forever Young TV

You may be retired, but you’re definitely not the “retiring” type. You’re traveling, learning and keeping fit, while participating in local and national organizations. Forever Young TV is a celebration of your lifestyle. Fairfax Co. residents: watch a new episode of Forever Young TV on cable channel 10 every Monday at 3:00 p.m. The segment will repeat the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Arlington Co. residents: Each new episode airs on cable channel 69 Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and is repeated Fridays at 4:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Golden Girls Senior Softball

We promote and encourage participation in amateur sports, especially slow pitch softball, by women aged 40 and over in the National Capital Area. Players of all abilities and experience levels are encouraged to participate. There is an outdoor program of intramural games in the Spring and Fall and an indoor winter program of exercise, skill drills and games.

Home Helpers, 703-272-8360

Home Helpers' personal senior care services are tailored to meet the needs of each and every individually unique client. Clients enjoy the benefit of selecting only those services that are needed including companionship, general assistance, personal care and transporation.

Miracle On Wheels, 800-749-8778

Miracle on Wheels offers power (electric) wheelchairs to non-ambulatory seniors age 65 and older, usually at no out-of-pocket expense if they qualify. The electric wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel a manual wheelchair. The service also may be available to the permanently disabled of any age.

Ms. Virginia Senior

The Ms. Senior America Pageant is the world's first and foremost pageant to emphasize and give honor to women who have reached the age of elegance. It is a search for the gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all senior Americans. The Cameo Jewels, the entertaining traveling troupe of Ms. Virginia Senior America, are available to perform for your group.

Northern Virginia Senior's Softball League (NVSS)

Membership is open to men 50+ and women 40+. All new players are given a skill-level assessment and are assigned to a team at their skill level. You can join NVSS at anytime.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at GMU

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University offers intellectual and cultural experiences in a welcoming atmosphere to Northern Virginia residents in their retirement years. Enjoy learning with no homework, no exams, no required college degree, no age threshold. Ninety-minute classes meet between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm on weekdays during four terms for a total of 26 weeks per year.

Senior Help Line, 703-425-0999

Do you need options for transportation? Home care? Housing? Senior HelpLine makes it simple. Free advice, one person at a time. Thousands of local resources.

Senior Employment Resources, 703-750-1936

Senior Employment Resources, a private, non-profit organization, matches seniors age 50 and older with a host of full-time and part-time jobs throughout the Washington area. "We have more jobs than people right now," says Sue Allan, executive director. "I have about 200 unfilled positions." SER's placement service is free for the first three months. It also offers a resume service for $10, as well as training in basic computer skills. Since 1983, it has placed 7,700 seniors and full- and part-time positions.

Shepherd's Center of America, 703-323-4788

8922 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, Va 22031

The Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke (SCFB) is a non-profit interfaith organization. Our primary purpose is to provide services to assist older adults to continue to live independently in their own homes and to offer programs which supply opportunities for enrichment, learning and socialization. Volunteer opportunities allow individuals to feel needed by reaching out to other older adults.