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The Great Falls, Virginia, area boasts beautiful landscapes, quick access to the museums located in our nation’s capital, and a thriving community that feels like a cozy village.

However, there’s more to the Great Falls area than just the pretty scenery and quick commute to the hustle and bustle of DC. Seniors who call Great Falls home have excellent access to resources and support systems designed to keep them feeling their best.

Here is a list of our favorite local resources that you may not know about.

1. National Park Access

Great Falls is home to Great Falls Park, an area protected by the National Park Service. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee or stroll with a friend. Seniors can enjoy a discounted fee by choosing an annual pass or lifetime pass at Great Falls Park and other national lands.

2. Great Falls Senior Center

The Great Falls area is home to the Great Falls Senior Center. The Center offers social and educational programs scattered throughout the city, typically held in other community buildings so that you never have to worry about finding an event near your home or bus stop. Fairfax County also offers events and programs held in a variety of senior centers throughout the area.

3. Transportation Services

Getting from here to there in the Great Falls area is easy for seniors. Not only does Fairfax County have a robust transportation system, but the Metrorail is also available for quick trips around the suburbs and into Washington, DC.

4. Charming Library

The Fairfax County library system offers easy access to books, online resources, and more. In the Great Falls area, senior residents can enjoy picking up a new book or connecting online in a beautiful building. Be sure to check out the latest events and programs in the Great Falls branch, as well as the other Fairfax County branches, too.


5. Home-Delivered Meals

For seniors who can’t get out and about to the grocery store, or have just returned home from a hospital stay, the Fairfax County Meals on Wheels program is the ideal solution. Senior recipients can enjoy hot and nutritious meals delivered to their front door five days per week, making meal preparation seem less overwhelming.


6. Senior Citizens Council

Fairfax County is dedicated to encouraging the participation and representation of seniors living in the area. The Senior Citizens Council meets monthly to learn about applicable health topics, as well as to plan social events for residents. It is an excellent way to meet new friends or neighbors and learn something new!


7. Technology Assistance

Seniors throughout Fairfax County can take advantage of technology education courses and assistance. Whether you are looking to brush up on beginner topics or are curious about taking your knowledge further, the program is designed to give you the tools you need to succeed.


8. Exceptional Senior Living

Great Falls is close to multiple senior living communities that feature a luxury retirement lifestyle, assistance with daily tasks, and inpatient therapy or rehabilitation services. If living at home alone is feeling a bit isolating, independent living could be an ideal choice for your situation.

At Arbor Terrace of Herndon, residents enjoy spacious apartments within a larger community of neighboring homes. Our engaging activity and event calendar is full of trips and on-site programs that are designed to keep you feeling your best. You can spend more of your time exploring the area and making new friends instead of cooking, cleaning, or keeping up with household chores.

Curious about what the Arbor Terrace lifestyle looks like in action? Schedule your tour of our vibrant campus today. We would love to introduce you to the team members and residents that make our community extra special.

 

Nicole Ramsey

About the Author: Nicole Ramsey

Nicole comes to us with over 24 years of office management and financial analysis experience. She has a master's degree in Business Administration, is a US Navy veteran and a former business owner. She has had a passion for seniors from a very young age. When not at work she enjoys reading, traveling, cheering on her favorite sports teams and spending time with her loved ones.