Fairfax County Hosts Volunteer Fair for Older Adults, Seniors, and Retirees

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Date/Time
Date(s) - October 8, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location
Lorton Workhouse Arts

Contact Info:
5712177043 [email protected] http://states.aarp.org/region/virginia/

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Older adults, seniors, and retirees looking for flexible, meaningful volunteer opportunities are invited to “Venture into Volunteering,” a free volunteer fair, on October 8, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Older adults, seniors, and retirees looking for flexible, meaningful volunteer opportunities are invited to “Venture into Volunteering,” a free volunteer fair, on October 8, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Lorton Workhouse Arts, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 22079.

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services’ Area Agency on Aging, AARP, Fairfax County Park Authority, RSVP Northern Virginia (Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria, and Volunteer Arlington) and The Positive Aging Coalition are partnering to host this event.

More than 30 organizations and Fairfax County agencies will be on hand to talk about their volunteer programs and benefits including: Fairfax Opportunities and Resources, Fairfax Pets on Wheels, Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, Lorton Community Action Center and the Shepherd’s Center of Annandale/Springfield.

Refreshments will be provided and participants will have an opportunity to enter a prize drawing.

Nationwide, nearly one-third of adults 45 years and older volunteer.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics among those having a Bachelor’s degree or higher, nearly 40 percent volunteer. The oldest of the generation of 77 million born between 1946 and 1964 is facing retirement or are working part-time in retirement and are looking for additional meaningful ways to stay engaged in civic life. “Venture into Volunteering” will introduce you to many local organizations where your talents and skills are useful and needed.

For more information or to request reasonable ADA accommodations, contact Jeannine Deem Purdy, Fairfax Area Agency on Aging, at 703-704-6075, TTY 711, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults.

, 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 22079.

The Fairfax County Department of Family Services’ Area Agency on Aging, AARP, Fairfax County Park Authority, RSVP Northern Virginia (Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria, and Volunteer Arlington) and The Positive Aging Coalition are partnering to host this event.

More than 30 organizations and Fairfax County agencies will be on hand to talk about their volunteer programs and benefits including: Fairfax Opportunities and Resources, Fairfax Pets on Wheels, Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, Lorton Community Action Center and the Shepherd’s Center of Annandale/Springfield.

Refreshments will be provided and participants will have an opportunity to enter a prize drawing.

Nationwide, nearly one-third of adults 45 years and older volunteer.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics among those having a Bachelor’s degree or higher, nearly 40 percent volunteer. The oldest of the generation of 77 million born between 1946 and 1964 is facing retirement or are working part-time in retirement and are looking for additional meaningful ways to stay engaged in civic life. “Venture into Volunteering” will introduce you to many local organizations where your talents and skills are useful and needed.

For more information or to request reasonable ADA accommodations, contact Jeannine Deem Purdy, Fairfax Area Agency on Aging, at 703-704-6075, TTY 711, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults.