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American Red Cross seeking screen team members

RSVP partner The American Red Cross is seeking volunteer screening team members at its Fairfax office. The next introductory screeners meeting  will take place October 3, 2019, from  10 a.m, – 1 p.m. at the. American Red Cross- National Capital Region , 8550 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, VA 22031 New screening team members should schedule at least two  additional days a

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Thank you volunteers for helping make the opening of the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics a success!

The 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics kicked off in grand style,  Saturday, Sept. 14, in Arlington . RSVP-Northern Virginia and The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics would like to thank all of the volunteers who started arriving a little after dawn Saturday to make the NVSO’s   opening day a great success. To see more of

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Volunteer opportunities still available for NVSO Opening Day and Swim meet

There is still time to register to support the largest annual senior event in the area, the 2019 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. There are about a dozen opportunities available for the NVSO’s opening day on Sept. 14 and several spots open for  its swimming event the following Friday. All volunteers will receive a free event

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109-year-old NVSO medalist’s competitive spark still burns brightly

Last year Doris Woodring was the NVSO’s oldest competitor and oldest gold medal winner at 108.  She turned 109 in June and is currently honing her game to repeat her gold medal performance in Mexican Train Dominoes, September 19th, in Falls Church. Click photo for full story.

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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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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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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Still a lot left to do in July with RSVP

July may be almost half over, but RSVP-Northern Virginia still has a  variety of opportunities  available for you before August begins.  In case you may have missed it,  here is a link to our July RSVP e-news . This month’s edition not only has features on the great work our volunteers have done but includes a

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RSVP on the Radio with an NVSO Gold Medalist Listen to it here!

In case you were not up early Sunday morning listening to iHeart’s radio’s great line up of community programming, here is your chance to listen to a replay of the show that features  Nick Garito, a gold medalist with the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics and RSVP’s and the NVSO’s Rob Paine being interviewed by Bernie

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22 RSVP’ers Make JA project a success

Thank you to the 22 great RSVP volunteers who took part in our second June 2019 group service project which took place at Junior Achievement Finance Park in Fairfax, June 25. The volunteers unpacked partially-used classroom volunteer kits and sorted materials so they could be rebuilt into new kits. The project was lead by three

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