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Senior Health

“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

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.

Memory Screening

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.

Healthy Aging Lectures

Lectures are free and held once a month on Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.
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Senior Health Exercise Classes

The Health Promotion Department offers several classes to keep seniors active and connected within the community.
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“Walk-Fit” Mall Walking Program

Walk-Fit meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:30 am.
A fun way to improve your fitness level, this free program meets two mornings a week. 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. Read more

Senior Associates Program

We created the Senior Associates Membership Program for our patrons 60 years and older. This annual membership program provides a variety of exclusive Hospital benefits. Read more

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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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