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“It is the belief of the health promotion department and the hospital that our role in the community is to provide a continuum of care. We want to help people stay healthy, treat them if they get sick and then help them with their recovery process.”
- Cathy Turner, Director
Health Promotion & Senior Health at Virginia Hospital Center.

Older adults at Virginia Hospital Center are a vital part of our Hospital. Making sure that your experience here is the best it can be is our number one goal. Please take advantage of our excellent programs and classes especially for seniors. For more information on Senior Health click below or call 703.558.6859.

Lifeline Personal Emergency Response Systems
Senior Health Exercise Classes
Ballston Mall Walking Program
Senior Associates Program
Healthy Aging Lectures
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers Support Group
Meet the Staff

Why Us?
    • “After I retired, I was looking for an exercise program because I knew I wouldn’t be exercising on my own at home. I needed a more social setting, [but] I certainly didn’t look like and couldn’t keep up with the perfect bodies at the local sports club. In Virginia Hospital Center classes, you work at your own pace. This was just right for me, and I’ve been in the class for 14 years.”
      - Barb Nash.
    • “Several friends who started taking exercise classes at various places and ended up hurting themselves. But I figured that if I was taking classes through the hospital, I would get good instruction and would not be asked to do something that would be harmful."
      - Mary Spatz.
    • "There is a bonding friendship that forms with your instructor and fellow classmates when you are in regularly scheduled classes. If no one is looking for me at the gym, I probably would often find an excuse as to why I couldn’t go, but if your friends are calling you out because you were absent, you tend to not skip your class.”
      - Gail Bissi.

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