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‘Art-to-Go’ initiative extended to 55+ cohort

The Arlington County government’s Youth, Teen and Family Services (YTFS) unit is sharing its popular Art-to-Go Kit with Arlington’s 55+ Travel Group. YTFS has created a special kit for adults containing supplies for two individual projects plus information on how...

Commentary: Support needed to help older residents stay in homes

Northern Virginia faces a widespread housing problem that few seem to recognize.

Encore Learning marks 20 years of expanding minds

It was an initiative whose birth took its time and was not without some teething pains. But for the thousands of people who have taken classes through Encore Learning, it was a gamble that paid off with a jackpot. “Success!...

Week-long camp targets the young at heart

The Arlington Office of 55+ Programs of the Department of Parks and Recreation will present “55+ Camp,” a week of activities designed for adults over 55 years of age. The camp will run Oct. 10-14. Events will include biking, hiking,...

Health-and-wellness expo targeting local seniors

The Vienna Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Wellness and Safety Expo for local residents age 55 and older. The event will be held on Sunday, May 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center,...

State honors local group for providing rides to seniors

NV Rides has won the $5,000 first-place Best Practices Award from the Commonwealth Council on Aging. Founded in 2014, NV Rides supports volunteer transportation through coordination of rides, marketing, software, volunteer recruitment and background checks provided to partner organizations across...

Seniors to get phone friends in Great Falls

The Great Falls Senior Center has embarked on a program in which volunteers “check in” on older adults in the community with a friendly phone call once or twice a week. For those who would like to receive the calls,...

Q&A: Lifetime Learning Institute looks to the future

The Lifetime Learning Institute of Northern Virginia (LLI/NOVA), a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization affiliated with the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College, has persevered through the pandemic in its quest to provide stimulating educational and cultural programming for Northern...

Registration open for forum on aging issues

The Arlington County Area Agency on Aging, the Aging and Disability Services Division and the Arlington Commission on Aging will host their annual community-engagement forum on aging issues on Monday, March 21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The online program...

Q&A: Looking for diversion? Try the ukulele!

Although Portuguese in origin, the ukulele is most associated with Hawaii, where it was introduced in the late 1870s and became an immediate hit. But it has its fans all across the globe. While the instrument’s popularity declined in the...
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New book looks at integration of N.Va. libraries

Patrons of Northern Virginia’s libraries take access to them for granted, but many of the facilities were for whites...
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