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Fairfax Co. Seeks Volunteers to Assist Older Adults

Fairfax County seeks volunteers to fulfill several duties in the service of older adults in the Northern Virginia area.

The Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center of McLean needs a volunteer musician to perform once or twice a month and a certified Zumba instructor to teach a class on Friday afternoons.

Meals on Wheels needs drivers in McLean and Falls Church. Volunteers are also needed to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs.

The Bailey’s Senior Center in Falls Church needs a quilting assistant to help with a quilting club on Thursdays from10:30 a.m. – noon.

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities. Training is provided.

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406, visit fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults, or email [email protected]

Additionally, respite care volunteers are needed to give family caregivers of frail older adults a break. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Support and training are provided. For more information on this opportunity, contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577 or email [email protected]