University Mall Giant to Host Free Nutrition Seminar for RSVP, Jan. 15

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RSVP-Northern Virginia is partnering with the University Mall Giant to present a free nutrition seminar for seniors, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., in Fairfax.  

The University Mall Giant is located at 10653 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA, 22032, at the intersection of Braddock and Ox roads, across from the main entrance to George Mason University. 

Unknown-1Giant in-store registered nutritionist Marissa Donovan, MS, RD, LDN, will lead the 90-minute free class which will include a tour of the store highlighting healthy food choices for seniors. Donovan will share tips on eating healthy with a budget in mind and how to create a balanced healthy plate. 

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), the region’s largest volunteer network for people 55-years-old and better, provides personalized support to seniors who are seeking their ideal service opportunities in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. 

In addition to providing a personalized volunteer matching service for seniors and retirees, RSVP holds a number of free seminars on areas of interest such as nutrition to members and prospective members throughout the year. 

To take part in this event you must pre-register by contacting RSVP volunteer specialist Carly Hubicki at 703-403-5360 or email Carly at You can also register online at

After the seminar, RSVP volunteer specialist Carly Hubicki will lead a free information session on the benefits of volunteering with RSVP at the store.

“We are excited to partner with the University Mall Giant to bring this important information to our volunteers,” said Janet Davison, program manager for RSVP-Northern Virginia. “We really appreciate Marissa and Giant for sharing their time and expertise.”

facebook why do they rsvpRSVP offers more than 200 meaningful opportunities that include helping seniors age in place, assisting local food pantries, and teaching financial literacy. RSVP also recruits volunteers for various community events including for Volunteer Fairfax’s annual Give Together which takes place in Annandale on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Several of RSVP’s nonprofit partners offer opportunities in the Central Fairfax Area including Junior Achievement, The Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke and Insight Memory Care.

RSVP volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, free accident and liability insurance while serving, optional mileage and meal reimbursement and are invited to volunteer group service projects and social gatherings. 

To learn more about RSVP, please visit RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington. 

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