Virginia Wellness Center for Older Adults

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About the Program

ServiceSource’s Wellness Center for Older Adults (WCOA) includes a Day Program, Recreation Activities, Technology Access and Assistive Technology, Support Groups, and Health Screenings for Fairfax County community members.

There are a number of partners committed to offering programs, presentations, and services at the WCOA to assist in meeting the needs of the populations we serve.

Location 
4027B Olley Lane
Fairfax, VA 22032
703-970-3601

Hours of Operation
Open Monday to Friday
9:00 – 3:30 PM

Informational Contact
Email: VAWellnessCenter@servicesource.org
Phone: 571-271-7165

To download the July Activities Calendar in PDF format, click here.

To download the August Activities Calendar in PDF format, click here.

Join us for our Free Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic on September 20 – click here for more information!

The Vision

The vision of the WCOA is to offer both virtual and in-person services for older adults and individuals with developmental disabilities from the community, engaging in meaningful activities together, supporting accessibility and full inclusion for ALL participants.  The WCOA would serve to foster positive health choices among older adults through individual and group consultations, activities, and health education programs.

Program Goals

  • Provide access to in-person and virtual therapeutic activities and achievement of therapeutic benefits
  • Facilitate social engagement to develop meaningful social connections and decrease social isolation
  • Empower older adults and adults with disabilities to engage in preventative health screenings, medical and clinical consultations, and education
  • Promote health, preventing injury, and managing chronic conditions
  • Support an inclusive environment for participants with disabilities and community members to engage in meaningful activities together
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Types of Activities

  • Brain Games and Cognitive Activities
  • Exercise and access to fitness room equipment
  • Health and Wellness Education
  • Music, dance and art therapy
  • Preventative Health screenings
  • Volunteering in the community
  • And more!
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Community Partners and Services

AARP Virginia

AARP Virginia

  • Hybrid Programming and workshops
American Health Care Professionals

American HealthCare Professionals

  • Consultations by appointment
  • Education Presentations
  • Preventative Health Checks
  • Telehealth
  • Wellness programs
George Mason University

George Mason University – Center on Aging

  • Clinical Interventions such as health screenings
  • Practicums and Internships
  • Research on Aging
  • Workforce Training
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) George Mason University

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

  • Courses for 50+ Community
INOVA Community Health

INOVA Medical House Calls

  • Resource and referrals for ancillary services
Insight Memory Care Center

Insight Memory Care

  • Caregiver Classes
  • Dementia Friendly Fairfax classes
  • Memory screenings
Marymount University and Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance

Marymount Univesity and the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance

  • Fall Coalition and Fall Prevention Month activities
  • Monthly seminars
  • OTAGO exercise program
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McLean Project for the Arts

  • Creative art sessions
  • Drawings, paintings and mixed media collage
  • All materials provided
Northern Virginia Community College

NOVA Community College (NVCC)

  • Interact with participants interested in OT and PT services
  • Promote excellence in preventative health care
  • Utilize community resources
NOVA Scripts Central RX

NOVA Scripts Central

  • Medication Safety education and Brown Bag events
PSN Parkinson Social Network

Parkinson Social Network

  • Cafes (informal socials)
  • Support Groups
  • Webinars
Shepherds Center of Fairfax-Burke

Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke

  • Free transportation to and from medical appointments, including participation at the WCOA
Shenandoah University

Shenandoah University

  • Create occupational profiles
  • Develop person-centered activities
  • Interact with participants interested in OT services

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Hybrid programs combines traditional face-to-face interaction with online interactions that the community and participants can do at home. In-person activities or educational events are hosted at the WCOA and streamed live to be viewed virtually from home.

The Wellness Center for Older Adults is open week days 8:00-4:00.  Our program hours are 9:00-3:30 Monday – Friday.  Please click here for a look at our program calendar.

Health and Wellness screenings are available by appointment by calling our main line 703-970-3601.  Please click here to look at our schedule of community partners.  To make a reservation for a class or activity, call 703-970-3601 to sign up or schedule at the front desk. Walk-ins are welcome though appointments and reservations are honored first and preferred.

The Wellness Center for Older Adults is in Fairfax, VA at 4027B Olley Lane.  It’s on the Braddock Glen Campus off of the Little River Turnpike.  Nearby is the Little River Glen Senior Center, Sunrise Braddock Glen Assisted Living, and Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke.

Directions

Coming from the Little River Turnpike, turn at the light onto Olley Lane. At the second driveway on your left, turn onto the campus and make an immediate right to go around the front entrance of the Wellness Center.  Parking is available on the side of the facility and the back.

We are accepting in-person student internships and volunteers 18 years of age and older.  To volunteer at this site, you must register as a volunteer with ServiceSource.  All volunteers must complete orientation training and provide proof of eligibility. Please email VAWellnessCenter@servicesource.org for eligibility requirements and current volunteering opportunities.

Opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with an ongoing program
  • Computer help in the Resource Library
  • Demonstration and maintenance of equipment in the Fitness Room
  • Lead a new or one-time group program
  • Organization of materials and supplies
  • 1:1 conversation and activities

We are delighted to welcome prospective participants, 50 years or older, to the WCOA. 

Eligible applicants for the LTCIS program must have a documented disability (ID/DD). 

Community members must, with or without a reasonable modification, be:

  • Able to orient correctly to person, place and time
  • Able to navigate to programs and through the facility safely
  • Able to receive and follow instructions
  • Able to recognize and respond appropriately to emergency warnings
  • Able to maintain personal care such as eating and restroom usage.

Community members have the opportunity to engage in free health and wellness services and educational events.  For example, come for a blood pressure screening and stay for an activity or fitness class.  Community members also have access to computers and a fitness room and with exercise equipment.  All recreation and services are inclusive and at no cost. 

There are nine other LTCIS Programs that ServiceSource operates in Virginia.  This program is unique in that inclusive services and community is integrated into the center. Inclusive services are offered alongside the day program so every participant is supported.  The programs at the center are adapted and modified to support individual’s participation.  The Wellness Center is open to ALL to engage in diversified programming and have access to resources.  It is designed to enhance the lives of older adults and those with disabilities in the community.  Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will participate in day-to-day activities alongside older adult community members seeking recreation activities, support, exercise, and health screenings.

Inclusion refers to the process of creating an environment in which every individual is welcomed, valued, respected and enabled to reach his or her full potential and so that they can participate in wellness center events and activities of their choice.  Integration is the process in which individuals with disabilities or other special needs have access to adapted equipment and modified activities at the wellness center and other community venues.

A community partner is an organization working together with ServiceSource’s WCOA on a common goal: to support older adults and individuals with disabilities.  It consists of a mutually beneficial relationship where all parties have shared responsibilities and privileges.  A formal agreement is made between the two organizations who share the same clients, so the organizations work together productively.  If your organization aligns with our mission and is interested in becoming a community partner, email VAwellnesscenter@servicesource.org.

Community members are at the heart of healthy communities. They include all who live, learn, work, play, and pray in communities. Community members in Northern Virginia may volunteer their time, donate resources, join a class or group, and support the wellness center. If you’re a community member in Northern Virginia looking for opportunities to engage in offerings at the wellness center, email VAwellnesscenter@servicesource.org

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