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.
To download the September/October Activities Calendar in PDF format, click here.
Join the Wellness Center for these free community events: Brown Bag medication Safety and Workshop, Tuesday, September 5th at 10:30 AM, 6 Pillars of Brain Health Wednesday, September 13th at 1:00 PM, Dementia 101 seminar on Tuesday, September 19th at 1:00 PM, and a Fall Prevention Presentation on Thursday, September 21st at 11:00 AM.
‘Brown Bag’ Medication Safety Event and Workshop – NOVA Scripts Central will present a workshop at 10:30 for all to join. September’s topic is Allergies. They also offer free confidential medication reviews and educational materials to people with concerns about their health. Appointments are in 30-minute increments. 11 AM-2 PM, reserve your appointment by emailing VAwellnesscenter@servicesource.org or calling 7703-970-3601!
6 Pillars of Brain Health – Join a discussion by AARP to explore information on the pillars including ongoing exercise, restorative sleep and eating right. Puzzle books will be provided!
Dementia 101 – Learn the basics of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias from Insight Memory Care Center. While not everyone travels the same path, come and learn about the general stages to help you anticipate future changes.
Fall Prevention – Falling is not a normal part of aging. You can prevent falls by doing the right exercises, making your home safer, getting regular health checkups, and more. Learn steps you can take to stay safe from Sara Pappa, Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance coordinator.
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 serves to foster positive health choices among older adults through individual and group consultations, activities, and health education programs.
For a look inside the wellness center and resources available for adults with disabilities, older adults, and caregivers, click here to watch this episode of Mature Living.
- 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
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!
Community Partners and Services
- Hybrid Programming and workshops
American HealthCare Professionals
- Consultations by appointment
- Education Presentations
- Preventative Health Checks
- Wellness programs
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)
- Courses for 50+ Community
INOVA Medical House Calls
- Resource and referrals for ancillary services
Insight Memory Care
- Caregiver Classes
- Dementia Friendly Fairfax classes
- Memory screenings
Marymount Univesity and the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance
- Fall Coalition and Fall Prevention Month activities
- Monthly seminars
- OTAGO exercise program
McLean Project for the Arts
- Creative art sessions
- Drawings, paintings and mixed media collage
- All materials provided
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
- Medication Safety education and Brown Bag events
Parkinson Social Network
- Cafes (informal socials)
- Support Groups
Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke
- Free transportation to and from medical appointments, including participation at the WCOA
- Create occupational profiles
- Develop person-centered activities
- Interact with participants interested in OT services
- Monthly in-person education sessions