At Virginia Hospital Center, we strive to create opportunities for individuals to thrive in their older years. Whether you are seeking care at the hospital or connecting with us in the community, our number one priority is your comfort and well-being. The Senior Health Department at VHC is a place where you can find excellent services and programs to help you age safely and independently, as well as stay informed and engaged.
Please learn more about what we offer and be sure to meet our staff who are ready to help you.
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. The Senior Health Department is ready to provide you with excellent service so you can live safely and independently in your home. Options are available to fit your needs and lifestyle. Read more
Healthy Aging Lecture (Webinar)
Join us each month for an educational and engaging lecture on a topic related to health, aging, and living well. We cover a variety of topics and bring in experts to keep you informed and to provide you with resources in the community.
All of our lectures are free and held virtually at this time.
They are generally the 4th Friday of the month.
Upcoming Healthy Aging Lectures
Walk Fit Program
The Walk Fit program meets two times a week for a morning walk and stretch at two indoor Arlington locations. The program is free and safety measures are in place including required masks and social distancing.
Walk Fit Program
Healthy Aging Support Groups
VHC offers many support groups to address health issues of concern and to create connections for people in need of support. Click below to expand and learn more about the Healthy Aging support groups we offer.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers Support Group
This free support group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 AM using Zoom video conferencing. Please send us an email if you would like to receive an invitation for upcoming videomeetings.
Parkinson's Side by Side Support Group
This free support group is meeting two times per month online on Zoom.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for caregivers and the 4th Tuesday of the month for people with Parkinson’s. Both meetings are from 10:00-11:30 AM. If you are interested, please register here
The Health Promotion Department offers online fitness classes to keep seniors active and connected within the community.
View Upcoming Exercise Classes