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SENIOR

SUBSCRIBE: FAIRFAX COUNTY’S FREE NEWSPAPER FOR OLDER ADULTS

The Golden Gazette is a FREE, 24-page monthly newspaper for older adults living in the Fairfax area. Now in its 33rd year, the Golden Gazette is published by the Department of Family Services’ Fairfax Area Agency on Aging. It features articles on county services, as well as consumer, legal, and health issues. It also regularly features a community calendar, senior center listings, volunteer opportunities, and a caregiver section. Large print and audio versions are available.

To subscribe, please call 703.324.5633, TTY 703.449.1186, and leave your contact information on the voice mail. Else, please send an e-mail to goldengazette@fairfaxcounty.gov and include:

Full Name
Street Address
Apartment Number
City, State, Zip
E-mail address
Phone

Check out back issues of the Golden Gazette at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa/goldengazette.htm, or for more information on county services for older adults, check out www.fairfaxcounty.gov/aaa.

 

YOUTH

EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD!

If you’re in middle school or high school and looking for a way to earn volunteer service hours for school, why not start right here in Kings Park? You can join the Kings Park Youth Community Service committee and immediately have a positive impact on your resume, not to mention fulfilling community service requirements for the various classes and programs at Lake Braddock. Our roster has been steadily growing over the last few years, and the more volunteers we have, the more we can help improve our community.

Some of the activities we’re planning include:

  • Leaf raking
  • Volunteering at the children’s holiday party in December
  • Volunteering at the community potluck dinner in March
  • Weeding and planting flowers at the entrance sign areas (one weekend day in the spring)
  • Helping with Kings Park Cleanup Day (one weekend day usually on a Saturday in May)

If you have a volunteer idea to improve Kings Park that you would like to pursue for community services hours, email Susan Metcalf at susan.metcalf@verizon.net.

Also, the committee is open to teens who live outside the neighborhood. If you and a friend want to join together, we’d love to have you!