Fairfax Services for Older Adults
Adult Protective Services (APS):
APS investigates reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults 60 years of age or older. If protective services are needed and accepted, local APS social workers may arrange for a wide variety of health, housing, social and legal services to stop or prevent the mistreatment. To report suspected adult abuse, neglect or exploitation, call 24-hour, toll-free A P S hotline at: (888) 832-3858.
Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources line
703-324-7948, TTY 711, call with questions and/or referral to these online resources:
Services for Older Adults flyer: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/pdf/adultaging/older-adult-services.pdf
Services for Older Adults
Older Adults Publications:
Information on Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources: 703-324-7948, TTY 703-449-1186, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/
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Helping older adults, families and/or caregivers find affordable care management, provides assessments, consultation and case management: 703-324-5374.
Fairfax County Caregiver Telephone Support Group for Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Discussions are mediated by a professional county social worker. You must register in advance to join the telephone support group, please call 703-324-5484 or go to their website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hscode/EReg/Registration.aspx?groupID=16
Fairfax County’s Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resource Line is your one stop for information on county services and resources!
Call 703-324-7948, TTY 703-449-1186, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Professional social workers are ready to assist you find the services you need. You can also visit the county’s one-stop webpage at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/DFS/OlderAdultServices for information about services, recreation and community engagement opportunities. When you do, be sure to subscribe to the Golden Gazette newspaper and Fairfax 50+ E-News. Discussions are mediated by a professional county social worker. You must register in advance to join the telephone support group, please call 703-324-5484 or go to their website.
Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning (CSP):
CSP provides information, referral, linkage, and advocacy to public and private human services available to Fairfax County residents. Through partnerships with community-based organizations and other Fairfax County agencies, we assist callers with the following services: Basic Needs, Financial Assistance, Health Care Services, Referrals to Resources and Services. 703-222-0880.
Fairfax County Senior Center Without Walls:
A public-private partnership among the residents of Burke, West Springfield, Fairfax Station, local businesses, places of worship and Fairfax County Government. To learn more, call 703-250-9181, visit
or e-mail: Seniors@fairfaxcounty.gov
Fairfax County Services for Older Adults
A public-private partnership among the residents of Burke, West Springfield, Fairfax Station, local businesses, places of worship and Fairfax County Government and receives endorsement from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, to provide a variety of programs, activities and services to older adults in the Burke/West Springfield/Fairfax Station communities. To learn more, call 703 250 9181or visit the website. Hulu
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Medicaid for Older Adults in Fairfax County:
Medicaid is a medical assistance program for low income adults and it covers a wide range of medical services, including doctor visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions and rehabilitation services. This program by Fairfax County Department of Family Services: www.slideshare.net/fairfaxcounty/medicaid-for-older-adults-in-fairfax-county
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.
Finding resources may be easier than you think. The website www.seniornavigator.org is a free service that connects seniors and caregivers with resources in Virginia. A useful site for people with disabilities and their families living in Northern Virginia:
VA Moose Bus
Quality bus service between New York City and the Washington DC Metropolitan area, with stops in Bethesda, MD; Arlington, VA & Lorton, VA. Fare: $30 each way
LCAC partners with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) to offer English classes to adult residents of southeast Fairfax County. The course content focuses on helping students improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The classes also provide information about American culture and life skills important to the workplace, community, and family.
The course is offered at Lorton Senior Center with sessions ranging from 6 – 14 weeks with classes two times per week. For more information, please call 703-339-5161. http://
The Fairfax County Community Health Care Network (CHCN):
A partnership of health professionals, physicians, hospitals, and local government. CHCN was formed to provide primary health services for low income, uninsured residents of Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church, who cannot afford primary medical care services for themselves and their families. CHCN – South County
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 301Alexandria, VA 22309 703-704-5333
Home Heating Fuel and Crisis Assistance Programs:
Need some help with your Oil Heat or Electric bill. Coordinated Family Services may be able to help.
Call 703-222-0880 for Electric Bill Help. Call 703-324-7604 for Oil Heat Assistance.
Residents of Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church who need help to pay their home heating bills, or who face an emergency heating situation this winter, may be able to get assistance from two federally funded programs locally administered by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services.
Legal Assistance and Mediation:
- Fairfax Bar Lawyer Referral and Information Service 703-246-3780 www.fairfaxbar.org
- Center for Elder Rights, Virginia Department for the Aging Toll Free 800-552-3402 www.vda.virginia.gov
- Legal Services of Northern Virginia 703-246-4500 www.lsnv.org
- Northern Virginia Mediation Service 703-993-3656 www.nvms.us
- Potomac Legal Aid 703-532-2525 www.potomaclegalaid.org
- rginia State Bar Association 804-775-0500 www.vsb.org
The Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC): seeks to provide low-income individuals, senior citizens and families residing in Fort Belvoir, Lorton, Newington and other portions of southeast Fairfax County with access to basic needs and the opportunity to empower themselves through LCAC’s self-sufficiency programs. LCAC strives to connect people with other programs in the area that will have a positive impact on a family’s long-term “health.” LCAC helps to prevent homelessness by offering emergency financial assistance for rent or mortgage, as well as utilities.
LCAC is an independent 501(c)3, nonprofit organization that partners with a wide array of religious groups, community organizations, corporations, individuals and local businesses to fulfill its mission. Volunteers play an integral role in all aspects of LCAC’s programs and services. LCAC, P.O. Box 154, Lorton Virginia 22199-0154. Client Service Location- 9518 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079
Hours – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday 703-339-5161 http://www.lortonaction.org/
Pro Bono Legal Services:
LCAC partners with the Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, a program of the Fairfax Law Foundation, to provide pro bono legal services to clients. An attorney or paralegal is available once a month to meet with clients at LCAC’s office. Clients are able to get assistance on a wide range of civil matters, including employment, immigration and housing; family matters such as child custody and support, divorce, public benefits and consumer matters. Service is offered at Lorton Senior Center one evening per month. For more information, call 703-339-5161. http://fairfaxlawfoundation.org
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