Senior Health Department

Phone: 703.558.6859

Fax: 703.558.2456


Healthy Aging
Lecture Series

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. Lectures are held virtually.

Friday, October 22. 11 AM – 12 PM
Know How to Act: Stroke Prevention, Response & Recovery

Did you know that 80% of strokes are preventable? Learn about basic changes in lifestyle and behaviors that can reduce your risk, as well as current recommendations for effectively recognizing and responding to a stroke. Join Sabena Passarello, MSN, FNP-BC, a nurse practitioner specializing in neurology and Ashley McKinley, RN, MSN, MBA who manages the stroke program at VHC to learn the latest in stroke prevention, management and recovery.

Register for October

Friday, November 19. 11 AM – 12 PM
Creative Tools and Tips to Make Aging and Independent Living Easier

While the term “assistive technology” can be intimidating, it really means utilizing a tool or strategy to do things with greater ease, efficiency, or independence. Solutions can be low-tech (e.g., Post-It notes), mid-tech (uses batteries), or high-tech (requires some technology training). Join Occupational Therapist Sarah Pickford, MS, OTR/L, CBIS, with Brain Injury Services to learn about a collection of different tools and ideas that seniors of all abilities have found useful.

Register for November

For additional information or assistance, please contact the VHC Senior Health Department: 703.558.6859 or