Join us each month for an educational and engaging lecture on a topic related to health, aging, and living well. We cover a variety of topics and bring in experts to keep you informed and to provide you with resources in the community. Lectures are held virtually.
In-Person Safety Expo:
Friday, September 16, 10 AM – 12 PM
Lubber Run Community Center
Join us for this special event for Falls Prevention Month. The Safety Expo will feature informational booths, activities and health screenings (blood pressure and vision). Participate in a fall risk assessment, balance and strength exercises, and a medication review with a pharmacist. Learn home modification techniques and general safety tips to protect yourself and your home.
The Expo is co-hosted by Arlington County 55+ Program, VHC Health, and the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthy Aging Lectures (Webinars):
September 23 at 11 AM
Set Your Sights on Healthy Eyes
Maintaining healthy eyes and clear vision is an important part of aging. Learn about recommended screenings to detect common eye disorders and diseases, as well as treatment options to correct problems. Poor vision more than doubles the risk of falls among older adults. September is Falls Prevention Month and a good time to make vision health a priority. Dodge Perry, OD will discuss eye health and steps you can take to minimize your risk for a fall.
Register for September
October 28 at 11 AM
Stress and Inflammation As We Age
Stress keeps us awake at night and it also impacts us both physically and mentally, even as we age. Learn how stress relates to chronic disease, how it affects us at the cellular level, strategies for mitigating stress and ways to not just survive but thrive as we age. Join Occupational Therapist Christine Crawford MSOT, OTR/L for an informative discussion.
Register for October
November 18 at 11 AM
Have an Urgent Medical Need? Know Where to Go for Care
When you're not feeling well, arriving at the right medical facility can make a difference in your recovery. Learn the differences between receiving care at an ER, trauma center, urgent care, immediate care, and primary care. Where should you go and why? What services can you expect and what is each facility equipped to handle? When should you call 911 rather than drive yourself? Explore all of these questions with Antonio Eppolito, MD, family practice physician who has extensive experience in outpatient, inpatient, and active duty medical settings.
Register for November
VHC Senior Health Department:
703.558.6859 or email@example.com