First RSVP-Northern Virginia Lunch & Learn of 2020 features positive aging expert Steve Gurney

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RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to thank  Steve Gurney, founder of the Positive Aging SourceBook, for speaking at our first RSVP Lunch and Learn of 2020, Thursday,  Jan. 9, sponsored by The Mather in Tysons, Va.

Gurney is regarded as one of the  leading experts in the region on positive aging and senior living choices. Gurney’s talk covered a wide range of issues of interest to those 55 “and better,” including trends in senior living, downsizing and aging in place.

In addition to publishing the  The Positive Aging SourceBook, Gurney serves or has served on the board of directors for the Grass Roots Organization for the Well-Being of Seniors (GROWS), Alzheimer’s Association, Interages, Business and Aging Task Force, Virginia Intergenerational Task Force, and the Beacon Institute. He has also served on countless committees and provided guidance to help organizations and businesses better serve the senior population.

imageThe Mather is a Life Plan Community for those 62 and better to be built in Tysons. In addition to providing space for the event, The Mather welcomed our volunteers to a wonderful buffet lunch.

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Positive Aging SourceBook was founded by Gurney in 1990 to provide individuals, families, and professionals with the most comprehensive listing of every retirement community, assisted living, nursing and rehab center and home care option in the DC, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland.

To order a free copy of the book, please visit Positive Aging SourceBook order

You can also visit The SourceBook’s website at PositveAging

 

We would also like to congratulate RSVP volunteer Hilda Alverez who won a gift basket, a door prize donated by The Mather.

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Hilda Alverez poses with the door prize she won in a drawing during the RSVP Lunch and Learn sponsored by The Mather in Tysons

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RSVP would also like to send a special thank you to Rachel McLean, community relations coordinator for The Mather, who organized the event.

According The Mather’s website, the projected opening of the first phase of The Mather is expected in 2023.

At left is an artist’s rendering of this new community.  For more information please visit The Mather.

 

More about RSVP-Northern Virginia

RSVP-Northern Virginia is offering a free seminar titled “The Art of Volunteering in Retirement,”  Monday, Feb. 3, 2020,  at 10:30  a.m., at the Arleigh Burke Pavilion at the  Vinson Hall Retirement Community in McLean. The one-hour event is free and open to the public.  

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RSVP, the region’s largest volunteer network for those 55-years-old or better, provides free personalized support to seniors and retirees who are seeking convenient, social,  fun and meaningful service opportunities in and around Fairfax County, Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. 

The Arleigh Burke Pavilion at the  Vinson Hall is located at 1739 Kirby Road in McLean, Va., 22101. The event will take place in the pavilion’s  multi-purpose room.

To sign up for the Feb. 3 orientation, email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Shannon White swhite@volunteerfairfax.org, call RSVP at 703-403-5360 or sign up online at Feb. 3 McLean RSVP Seminar

What is the “Art of Volunteering in Retirement?

“The art of successful volunteering in retirement is finding an experience that is fun, social, convenient and meaningful,” says Brandi Morris, RSVP’s program manager. “RSVP specializes in personally helping folks find their niche so they can fully utilize their interests and talents in retirement.”

“RSVP takes an innovative and creative approach to personally matching its volunteers with their ideal opportunities,” Brandi says.

Screen Shot 2020-01-07 at 12.25.18 PMRSVP offers more than 300 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 the annual Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.

Several of RSVP’s nonprofit partners offer opportunities in the McLean Area including Vinson Hall, Riverbend Park and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.   Representatives from some of RSVP’s partners will also be on hand to speak briefly about their volunteer needs. 

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

To sign up for the Feb. 3 orientation, email RSVP Volunteer Specialist Shannon White swhite@volunteerfairfax.org, call RSVP at 703-403-5360 or sign up online at Feb. 3 McLean RSVP Seminar 

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

To learn more about RSVP, please visit www.rsvpnova.org.  RSVP Northern  Virginia is program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Alexandria and Volunteer Arlington.

 

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