LSC Staff Corner
“Wellness is a Connection of Paths: Knowledge and Action”
During March we focused on Physical Wellness:
Did you know that we are averaging 20 members who work out on our fitness machines each week? Great job!! Keep it up! We have walked over 200 miles as a group on the virtual Appalachian Trail.
Look for more ways to add walking, fitness, and healthy habits into your day.
In April we focused on Environmental Wellness with excellent presentations on topics including Dams/Floods, and Orchids.
Looking forward we will focus on Creativity and Celebrate Fairfax County’s Creative Aging Festival during the Month of May:
Look for the brochure which will include events here at Lorton and all over the county.
In June we will focus on Nutritional Wellness with trips to the Farmer’s Market, as well as nutrition tips and recipes.
Enjoy and Stay Connected!
-Dee, Kim, and LeeAnne
Dee White, Director
Dee has really enjoyed getting to know everyone here at the center and appreciates the welcome and help she has received! Dee is a Licensed and Certified Recreation Therapist with over 22 years of experience in this field working with children, adults, and seniors. The past ten years she spent working with older adults- planning, implementing and evaluating recreation programs and activities in North Carolina. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Education. Dee is married with 2 daughters, and enjoys reading, sports, animals, traveling, and nature. She is excited about developing new programs, as well as working hard to help everyone stay healthy and happy in 2015!
Kimberley Frengel, Assistant Director
Kim is very excited to join the Lorton Senior Center team as the Assistant
Director! She has worked for Neighborhood and Community Services since 2006 working in numerous centers throughout the county. Kim has predominately worked with the teen population in the county; however, she has many years volunteer experience within a senior center setting as well as delivering meals on wheels for her local senior center and in the town where she attended college. Kim went to College at Longwood University graduating with a BA in History and a focus on recreation. She is married with three kids and enjoys listening to music, attending concerts, hiking and outdoor activities, as well as time with family and friends. Kim is always willing to listen to your suggestions for programs and activities in the center and will even be running a few programs of her own at the center! Kim looks forward to getting to know every participant of the centerr.
Diana Martha, Social Worker
Diana is an experienced Social Worker with ServiceSource and a dynamic case manager
supporting Lorton Senior Center. Diana has a special interest in working with the older adult population and feels incredibly fortunate to be serving 4 – 5 other Senior Centers across Fairfax County! She is a double alumna of George Mason University, obtaining her B.S. in Social Work and her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. With 10+ years of experience in the field, Diana is committed to the mental health and wellbeing of the populations she serves and takes great pride in keeping Fairfax County an amazing place to live – one family at a time. Diana is very family oriented, connects at a personal level with her peers and would laugh at any corny joke. Her hobbies include anything related to health and wellness, including a variety of physical activities and cooking. She also enjoys shopping, travelling at any opportunity, and collecting exotic orchids.
Taylor Johnson, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Inclusion Specialist
Taylor attended California State University, Chico and graduated with a BS in Recreation Administration with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. She is a certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and will be providing Inclusion and Adaptive Services for the center. Taylor’s work experiences range from children and teens with various physical and neurological disabilities to adults, seniors, and the military community. She has enjoyed her time working at Lorton Senior Center so far and is happy to continue working with its members providing inclusion support. In her free time Taylor enjoys snowboarding, yoga, reading, watching and playing sports, baking, and training for her next half marathon.
Ronja Roberts, Administrative Assistant
Ronja was born and raised in Alexandria, VA, and is a recent graduate of George Mason University with a major in Tourism and Events Management with two minors; one in Parks, Recreation and Leisure and the other in Sports Management. She has held a variety of different positions from a Business Development Intern to a Nanny for 3 girls. Ronja’s diverse background will provide the center with a unique prospective. In her free time she’s active in the Daughters in the American Revolution, Children of the American Revolution, enjoys genealogical research and likes spending free time with friends