This one-day site visit focused on the range of services made available to seniors by Fairfax County, Virginia, including senior centers, adult day health care, and assisted living and independent housing. Services to low-income residents were emphasized. Participants were introduced to the different agencies and funding streams involved and were able to observe how county officials have acted on a stated commitment to help seniors who wish to age in place, staying in the county and in their own homes rather than in a nursing home or other institution. The day included tours of two Fairfax County multiservice sites, in Lincolnia and Lewinsville, along with the opportunity to talk with county employees, seniors, and caregivers. A panel of community leaders discussed the challenges and opportunities in delivering service to seniors in a wide range of ethnic subpopulations.
Moore, Judith D. and Sprague, Lisa, "Fairfax County's Commitment: A Housing and Health Continuum for Seniors" (2007). National Health Policy Forum. Paper 169.
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