Category: northern Virginia seniors

Still Time To Register for RSVP’s Photography Seminar : Eye on iPhone Photography, Aug. 28, at Green Spring Gardens

There is still time to sign up for RSVP’s upcoming photo seminar at Green Spring Gardens, scheduled for Aug. 28. RSVP-Northern Virginia, the region’s largest volunteer group for those 55 “or better” will hold a free seminar on iPhone photography, Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m., at  Green Spring Gardens Park in the  Alexandria section

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Congratulations to Senior Volunteers John and Fran Lovaas

Last summer as part of our effort to promote volunteering for one of our RSVP partners, The Fairfax County Park Authority’s Farmers Market program, we did a feature on John and Fran Lovaas, two senior volunteers who manage the highly-acclaimed Reston Farmers Market at Lake Anne. You can view the report by clicking the video

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RSVP Volunteers Pack Backpacks for Local Students with RSVP Partner FACETS

  Photos by RSVP-Northern Virginia Volunteer Engagement Leader Lou Coglianese Thank you to the  two dozen RSVP volunteers who filled the halls and conference room of Volunteer Fairfax in Fairfax City Saturday morning,  packing backpacks for local school children during RSVP’s monthly group service project performed in support of RSVP partner FACETS’ Back to School

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RSVP Tour at Green Spring Gardens

rsvp at green spring gardens

Photos and Story by Rob Paine, RSVP-Northern Virginia RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to thank the staff and volunteer docents at Green Spring Gardens for hosting nearly 20 RSVP volunteers and leading them on a tour of the park, July 30. The special free tour of the gardens for RSVP volunteers (many who took part in

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Volunteer Opportunities in Northern Virginia for RSVP’ers in August 2019 and beyond

By Rob Paine, RSVP Marketing and Outreach Specialist Welcome to  August !  RSVP-Northern Virginia has put together list of volunteer opportunities for  August and a little beyond  provided by our partners and friends. Most are one time events that we hope you will find convenient  and fun! Not a member of RSVP-Northern Virginia yet? If you are 55

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RSVP welcomes its newest partner : The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna

RSVP-Northern Virginia is happy to welcome its newest nonprofit partner, The  Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna. For a brief overview of the SCOV, please watch the video above.  The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna is a volunteer-based organization that has been dedicated to providing life-enriching services to mature adults in the community since 1997. Through a wide variety of programs,

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No matter if you compete or volunteer, the NVSO has something for you

Story by Rob Paine This story originally appeared in the Senior section of the Fairfax County Times, July 26, 2019 A bocce bug leads a former Capitol policeman to six gold medals Retired U.S. Capitol policeman Nick Garito of Fairfax first caught the bocce bug at a festival in Rockville twelve years ago. Upon his

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August 2019 Fairfax Golden Gazette

The newest Golden Gazette is out! The Golden Gazette is published each month by the Fairfax County Adult and Aging Services. It is one of the most comprehensive publications in the area that covers events and topics seniors care about.  This month’s edition includes a story on The Lions Club, tips on how to wrangle the ton of trash

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RSVP to hold free seminar on volunteering in retirement, Aug. 14 in Alexandria

Have you just  retired or about to retire and wondering, what am I going to do with the rest of my life?  RSVP-Northern Virginia can help you find the answer.  RSVP-Northern Virginia will hold a free  seminar on volunteering in retirement at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Charles E. Beatley Library in Alexandria.The

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Remembering a Champion of the NVSO and a Gold Medal Volunteer, James Murdock MacKenzie, Jr.

RSVP-Northern Virginia would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family and friends of James MacKenzie,Jr., who passed away July 5, 2019, at the age of 65. Several staff members from RSVP as well as many of our volunteers  had the incredible good fortune and pleasure to work with Jim who was chair of

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Remembering Gene Campbell, 1949-2019

With heavy hearts, the staff and volunteers at RSVP-Northern Virginia, Volunteer Fairfax, Volunteer Arlington and Volunteer Alexandria and its partners,  sends its deepest condolences to RSVP volunteer Carol Campbell and her family and friends. Carol’s husband Gene Campbell of Alexandria,  also an RSVP volunteer,  passed away July 1, 2019, at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington,

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