“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 on the links below or call 703.558.6859.
Philips Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System
Since 1991, Virginia Hospital Center has been a hospital-based provider of the Philips Lifeline Medical Alert System for the entire Northern Virginia and Northwest DC Metro Region. Read more
The Senior Health Department sponsors free, confidential memory screenings to promote proper detection of memory problems and provide education about successful aging. The one-on-one, noninvasive screening takes only five to ten minutes and is administered by a qualified healthcare professional.
For the next available screening date, call 703.558.6859.
Senior Health Exercise Classes
The Health Promotion Department offers several classes to keep seniors active and connected within the community.
Healthy Aging Lectures
Lectures are free and held once a month on Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers Support Group
3rd Wednesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am
This support group is free, open to the public and meets at the Virginia Hospital Center Carlin Springs Campus (Urgent Care): 601 S Carlin Springs Rd., 22204.
Ballston Mall Walking Program
A mall-walking program for fitness and fun, Commonwalk is a free program that meets twice a week at the Ballston Common Mall. Participants enjoy great company while exercising in a safe environment. Each morning's walk is followed by a brief cool down and flexibility session led by Virginia Hospital Center staff.
If you are interested in participating, stop by the Ballston Common Mall on Tuesday or Thursday mornings between 8:30 am and 9:30 am. You will receive a registration form and information describing the Commonwalk program. The group meets on the lower level in the back of the Food Court.
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Senior Associates Program
Virginia Hospital Center recognizes that our seniors are a vital part of our community. It is our goal to make their experience with the Hospital the very best; that is why we created the Senior Associates Membership Program for our patrons 60 years and older. Read more