Health and Wellness Classes
Inova Well offers a great variety of classes especially for seniors at locations throughout Northern Virginia. Topics include exercise, wellness, grandparenting, disease management and more.
Joanne G. Crantz, MD, Geriatric Resource Center
Inova Fairfax Hospital officially opened the Joanne G. Crantz, MD, Geriatric Resource Center in December 2010. This innovative and interactive addition to the hospital's Health Sciences Library provides seniors and their caregivers access to valuable information to ease the process of making hard decisions and dealing with daily life.
The Geriatric Resource Center houses an extensive book collection, free pamphlets from national and local organizations, a specialized Internet portal, a low-vision adaptive computer station with a large print keyboard, and hands-on assistive technology devices, such as the Sight, Touch, Sound Program.
The center will also provide educational programs to the community and an annual literature and medicine book discussion about healthcare topics associated with geriatrics.
The Geriatric Resource Center was made possible by a generous gift to the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) in honor of Dr. Crantz.
Patients and their families, along with other members of the local community, are welcome to make use of the resources and services available from the Consumer Resource Library located within Inova Fairfax Hospital's Health Sciences Library.
ElderLink is a nonprofit partnership between Inova Health System and the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging which aims to promote the well-being, safety, and independence of older adults and caregivers.
Navigating the world of services for older adults can be overwhelming. ElderLink is here to help. We listen to each unique situation and connect older adults and their caregivers to services that may help them meet their individual goals and needs.
Other Care Management Services
- The Fairfax County Department of Family Services provides provides services and resources for Older Adults. Call 703-324-7948 for more information.
- Free care management services are provided by Catholic Charities. Call 703-751-2766 for more information.
Access to reliable and convenient transportation is critically important to seniors who no longer drive. There are a number of businesses that cater to the transportation needs of seniors. Learn more from the Area Agency on Aging at 703-324-7948.
Check out these other helpful Web sites on aging and geriatrics:
Fairfax County Services for Older Adults
- Fairfax County Health Department
- Adult Protective Services
- Care management
- Caregiver support
- Caregiver support seminars
- Disability services
- Home repair
- In-home care
- Kinship Care
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
- Meals on Wheels
- Medicare and insurance counseling - VICAP
- Mental health services
- Nursing homes and assisted living
- Public benefits (food stamps-SNAP, etc.)
- Senior employment
- Senior housing
- Services for alcohol and drug use
- Special Needs Registry
- Speech and hearing services
- Tax relief