Category: Fairfax County Seniors

Arlington’s Beverly Ritz : Why She RSVP’s

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, staff, RSVP-Northern Virginia When Beverly Ritz retired, she says, “I found I needed something, I need to do something.” Throughout her career, working most recently with Delta Airlines, the Arlington resident  discovered she enjoyed working with seniors, but beyond work and raising a family, “there just did not seem

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Volunteering with Mason Music and Memory

Welcome to our newest RSVP-Northern Virginia podcast featuring an interview with Kristen Suthers Rumrill, PhD, MPH, (shown in photo above)  who is the project coordinator for the Mason Music and Memory  Initiative at George Mason University in Fairfax. You can listen to the entire podcast by clicking here. The goal of the  Mason Music & Memory

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March RSVP Monthly Group Service Project : Food For Others, 03272019

RSVP-Northern Virginia will be partnering with Food for Others for our March group service project. We are in need of volunteers to help with organizing their food warehouse and packing food boxes. Despite living in one of the most prosperous regions in the country, there is great need. According to Food For Others, every day

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Volunteering to do “something that matters”

Yvonne Evans always knew she would do something after retiring from her career as a civil servant. “Something that matters,” she says. She did not want to start working again right away, so she searched the Internet for volunteer opportunities. “Something about RSVP resonated with me,” the Springfield resident says. “It was the 55 or

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Volunteering in March at JA Finance Park

March offers many opportunities for RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers to support the great work being done at Finance Park in Fairfax. Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, has just released its list of volunteer openings for March at Finance Park, conveniently located in Central Fairfax. If you have

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Bingo in Falls Church with RSVP

Thank you to all of our volunteers who spread cheer earlier today at the Lewinsville Adult Day Health Care Center in Falls Church with our volunteer specialist  Carly Hubicki.  Our volunteers helped with today’s Bingo at the center and met with residents. Thank you to everyone who took part. Our photo above was taken by

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RSVP Volunteers Spread the Love in Falls Church

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia Love was in the air today at Chesterbrook Residences in Falls Church as close to 50 volunteers made almost 400 Valentine’s Day cards and care packages for local seniors during RSVP-Northern Virginia’s second annual Valentine’s Meet and Greet. The RSVP team would like to thank all of

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RSVP-OLLI volunteer photographers shine on MLK Day

Our RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteer photography corps swung into action again  on the Martin Luther King Jr., National Day of Service. Our volunteer photographers (consisting mostly of RSVP volunteers who are members of the photo club at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University)  did another fantastic job of documenting volunteers making a difference at

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RSVP Partner Close-Up : Cornerstones

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia “The reason I love RSVP volunteers is because you guys have the work ethic and you have the life experience and the understanding; you know that everything is not black and white, there is a lot of grey. You bring that welcomed experience and knowledge from not

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RSVP’ers learn about healthy shopping (and eating) during free training at Giant Food in Fairfax

Story and Photos by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to thank Giant in-store registered nutritionist Marissa Donovan, MS, RD, LDN, for the informative seminar she lead earlier this month at the University Mall Giant on Braddock Road in Fairfax for RSVP volunteers. More than a dozen current and prospective RSVP volunteers took

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RSVP-Northern Virginia and MLK National Day of Service 2019

Thank you to all the wonderful RSVP-Northern Virginia volunteers who helped make events taking place in and around Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service a big success. As RSVP-Northern Virginia is a program of Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria, our volunteers and staff were mobilized to MLK Day weekend projects

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