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SchoolsWhat’s New at Chantilly High SchoolCybersecurity Summer Camp, Chantilly STEP doubles in size.Compiled by Teresa L. JohnsonPrincipal of Chantilly High SchoolAgroup of middle and high schoolstudents learned about cyber ethics,computer forensics, andcybersecurity fundamentals duringthe fourth annual Cybersecurity SummerCamp at the Chantilly Governor’s STEM(science, technology, engineering, andmath) Academy the week of Aug. 11-15.Chantilly Governor’s STEM Academy is oneof six high school academies in FairfaxCounty Public Schools.The camp, held in partnership withNorthrop Grumman, provides the opportunityfor students to work with leadingcybersecurity experts from NorthropGrumman and FCPS teachers. Highlightsinclude demonstrations and lab exercisesand, as a culminating exercise, acybersecurity grand challenge between twostudent teams. Teams used tools and techniqueslearned throughout the week to identifyvulnerabilities and protect their networksystems from computer attack. The camp’scurriculum is based on the Air ForceAssociation’s (AFA) CyberPatriot NationalYouth Cyber Education Program, presentedby the Northrop Grumman Foundation.“The Chantilly Governor’s STEM Academy,along with the continued support ofour long-standing partner NorthropGrumman and the Air Force Association, areexcited to offer our students these excellentopportunities to learn, to experience,and to practice working with real-worldcybersecurity tools and techniques,” saidVirginia Muller, Academy Administratorwith the Chantilly Governor’s STEM Academy.AFA CyberPatriot National CommissionerBernie Skoch recently named FCPS as aCenter of Excellence for its emphasis oncybersecurity and development of theworkforce of tomorrow. ChantillyGovernor’s STEM Academy is a participantin the annual CyberPatriot Competition andThe fourth annual Cybersecurity Summer Camp at the ChantillyGovernor’s STEM Academy was held on Aug. 11-15.sent two student teams to the national semifinalsin 2012, and won the overall competitionin 2013. Chantilly Governor’s STEMAcademy offers a robust program in informationtechnology, which includes a totalof 28 dual enrolled credits in Cisco, NetworkAdministration, and Oracle as well asComputer Systems Technology (A+). Theacademy has a 25-year partnership withNorthrop Grumman.Chantilly STEPChantilly STEP (Secondary Transition toEmployment Program) has experiencedcontinued growth in serving students withdisabilities from Chantilly, Centreville,Westfield, Oakton, Fairfax, Woodson andRobinson high schools. The program hasdoubled in size, providing career transitionservices to 42 students who work for localbusiness partners in the private and publicsector. With more than 10 job sites, includingthe Metropolitan Washington AirportsAuthority (MWAA Dulles), the U.S. GeologicalSurvey in Reston, Embassy Suites, HiltonHotels and other hotels in the Chantillyarea, students gain a variety of independentprogressive working skills and experiences,according to Chantilly High Assistant PrincipalTim O’Reilly.“Last year we were extended opportunitiesat the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston,which has expanded upon those jobs,”added O’Reilly.Many students are hired into permanentfull-time employment prior to their departurefrom the program. The exposure to thestaff and employers working in the STEPprogram, offers students a very unique andrewarding experience that sets them up forsuccess beyond high school.Chantilly PyramidCollege DayThe Fourth Annual Chantilly PyramidCollege Day will take place on Friday, April24, 2015. College Day supports our pyramid-wideinitiative to work collaborativelyon the topic of college and career readinessin grades K-12 for the 2013-2014 schoolyear.At Chantilly High School, different academicdepartments focused on specific aspectsof the college process when teachersspoke to their students. For example, themath department addressed the cost of college,English addressed the college essay,social studies addressed the honor code, andthe world language department addressedhow the language relates to success in collegeand future careers.Select groups of students at each schoolwere asked to complete a paper survey thefollowing week to evaluate the program tohelp us better plan for “College Day 2014.”Some 270 students completed the survey(115 elementary school; 68 middle school;and 87 high school). Survey data indicatesthat the Chantilly Pyramid continues tohave a strong college-going culture that isapparent at every level. Some anecdotalfeedback from high school students wasthat: “It was a first-hand experience of whatmy teachers encountered during their collegedays. I enjoyed hearing all of their stories.”Middle school students shared that:“It teaches what colleges we can start lookingat and what going to college can leadto in the future.” Elementary school studentsadded that: “I liked knowing whereour teachers went to college” and other students“learned about what to expect frommiddle school and high school.”You Can Make a DifferenceCats benefit from being in a foster home. We need long- and short-termfosters for cats of all ages, mothers with litters and kittens on their own.Consider Fosteringvisit our website,click on ParticipateAdopt/Donate/Volunteer at www.lostdogrescue.orgwww.ConnectionNewspapers.comChantilly Connection ❖ September 4-10, 2014 ❖ 7


Photos by Jim Folliard/Gearshift.TVPhoto ContributedNewsPaisano’s and Redskins’ Pierre Garçon Help JuwaanFundraisersupports purchaseof an accessible van.By Gretchen KernbachCentreville High SchoolCentreville High School studentJuwaan Espinal was assisted byPierre Garçon on Tuesday, Aug.26, in fundraising toward thepurchase of an accessible van. Paisano’sPizza in Arlington hosted the event. TheWashington Redskins’ wide receiver posedfor pictures and signed autographs for everyperson who donated at least $25 to thecause.A fundraiser, held Aug. 25-31, was hostedat all Centreville locations of Paisano’s andBella Pizza, and 50 percent of sales weredonated when customers mentionedJuwaan.The partnering between the NFL star andFouad Qreitem of Paisano’s Pizza raisedmore than $20,000 towards a specializedvan for Juwaan.Garçon advocates for youth organizationsaround the world, and made sure to helpwhen it came to Juwaan.“Being in the National Football Leaguehas provided me with the opportunity topositively impact so many people,” Garçonsaid in a release.Juwaan, who has cerebral palsy, needs theaccessible van so it is less trouble for hismom, Ibis Espinal, to transport him.County OfferingEmergency TrainingThe Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Departmentis offering two Community EmergencyResponse Team (CERT) trainings toresidents. They’ll be held in September andOctober at the Fairfax County Fire and RescueAcademy, 4600 West Ox Road in Fairfax.Each free, seven-class session will runfrom 7-10:30 p.m. One class will be heldMonday evenings beginning Sept. 8 throughOct. 27 (Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6, 20and 27). The other class will be heldWednesdays beginning Sept. 10 throughOct. 29 (Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1, 8, 22and 29). CERT training is designed to prepareresidents to help themselves, theirfamilies and neighbors during a disaster intheir community. They’ll learn about disasterpreparedness and receive low-impacttraining in basic disaster response skills suchas fire safety, minimal search and rescue,and disaster medical operations. That way,they’ll be able to provide immediate assistanceand critical support before first respondersarrive on scene.The classroom instruction will includehands-on skill development and experiencein conducting searches and victim assessments.Sign up at the Fairfax County volunteerportal at https://volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov.Donna Harris of ABC 7 takes a picture with JuwaanEspinal and Pierre Garçon.The purchase of a van will allow him touse his power wheelchair outside of school,permitting him to attend more footballgames. Although he cannot communicateverbally, nothing slows down the teen regardinghis social life. During the footballgames he is able to attend, he can be seencheering on the team on the sideline or in acrowd of friends. He is a honorary captainof his high school football team.After he underwent spinal surgery lastfall, Juwaan has grown significantly in ashort amount of time, making the van evenmore essential than before. Juwaan couldget hurt if his mother does not position himcorrectly in the car seat they currently have.In addition, his mom does all the liftingherself, thus the accessible van would beeasier on both of them.“Since the surgery we have to be carefulhow we bend and position him into the carseat, which can be difficult with the addedweight. The wheelchair is pretty heavy aswell,” she said.Back in May another WashingtonRedskins’ player, Robert Griffin III, aidedMorgan Assel in asking Espinal to prom,bringing the teen’s name into the limelight.“Both RGIII and Garçon are role modelsto kids everywhere,” Assel said. “These twomen didn’t have to go out of their way tohelp Juwaan, but they chose to. By doingso, they’ve inspired me and thousands ofothers to embrace their community andlend a hand.” With the help of Garçon andGriffin, Juwaan has been able to get hisname out through the community. Donationsare welcome in the effort towards thePierre Garçon poses with Juwaan Espinal and MorganAssel. Morgan went to the prom with Juwaan in June.Fouad Qreitem of Paisano’s Pizzaanswers questions from ABC 7.purchase of an accessible van. Type in “vanfor Juwaan” on Google or visitwww.gofundme.com/9urdgg.Freshmen OrientationChantilly High School welcomed the Class of 2018 on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the annual freshmen orientation.More than 600 freshmen and newly transferred upper class attended. They were greeted in thefront of the school by the Mighty Marching Chargers, Color Guard and the entire Chantilly faculty andstaff. Students were able to meet their teachers, counselors and gain information to assist them in thenew school year. Senior mentor students provided tours of the building to help the new students learnwhere to go.Crime ReportThe following incidents were reported by the SullyDistrict Police Station.BURGLARY, 14000 block of Compton VillageDrive, Aug. 29. A resident reported someone enteredthe residence and took property.INDECENT EXPOSURE, Aubrey Patent Road/Newton Patent Drive, Aug. 30. A woman was drivingby when a man standing on a sidewalk exposedhimself. The suspect was described as black, 20sand about 5 feet 10 inches tall.BURGLARY, 5800 block of Ridings ManorPlace, Aug. 27. A resident reported someone enteredthe residence and took property.UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 14400 block ofWoodmere Court, Aug. 22. A resident reported anunknown person walked into the home through anunsecured door. Nothing was taken.UNLAWFUL ENTRY, 6600 block of McCambellCourt, Aug. 19. A resident reported an unknownperson walked into the home through an unsecureddoor. Nothing was taken.LARCENIES13800 block of Braddock Road, money frombusiness.8 ❖ Chantilly Connection ❖ September 4-10, 2014 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com


SportsMET LIFE, DELTA, BCBS/CAREFIRST, & UNITED CONCORDIA PROVIDERWEEKDAYS • SATURDAYS • EVENINGS24 HOUR EMERGENCY CAREFile photoWestfield senior Emily McNamara, seen last season, scored three goals during theBulldogs’ season-opening 7-0 win over South County on Aug. 27.Westfield Field Hockey Enters2014 as Defending ChampsBulldogs lost six starters,including four DI players.www.ConnectionNewspapers.comBy Jon RoetmanThe ConnectionThe Westfield field hockey program wonits first state championship in 2013. Thisyear, the Bulldogs are looking to maintain a high level of success despite losingsix starters to graduation, including four Division Iathletes.Head coach Starr Karl said the team has continuedworking hard despite its status as defendingchampion. One reason for the Bulldogs’ effort is theneed to replace all-state graduates Katie Winesett,Katelyn Rennyson, Rachael Ulsh and Grace Horgan.“I think [winning a state title] has affected ourprogram,” Karl said. “I think they’ve come to workevery day at a higher pace, at a higher level. …They’re holding each other accountable, which isgreat, but they’re really positive with each other. Theleadership this year is great.”Senior forward Emily McNamara and junior backSarah Horgan were voted captains by their teammatesand will be looked to for leadership by a teamthat starts three freshmen — forward NickiMcNamara, back Delaney Golian and midfielderMackenzie Karl.Junior Callie Rennyson returns at goalkeeper.“She is a huge strength on our team this year,” Karlsaid.Westfield opened the 2014 season with a 7-0 victoryover South County on Aug. 27. Emily McNamaraand junior forward Claire Eller each scored threegoals for the Bulldogs, and Nicki McNamara had one.“We have a lot of things to improve on,” Karl said.“There were a lot of things that we didn’t do. Theone thing we did was put the ball in the back of thenet.”A goal by Emily McNamara gave Westfield an early1-0 lead against Lake Braddock on Sept. 2 beforethe contest was postponed due to weather until 6:30p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4.Westfield will host defending Maryland statechampion Severna Park at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday,Sept. 6.Sports BriefFootball SeasonOpenersThe defending state champion Centrevillefootball team will open the 2014 season athome against Gonzaga at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept.5. The public/private matchup will be televisedon ESPNU.As of Wednesday, USA TODAY rankedCentreville as the No. 7 high school footballteam in the nation.Centreville went 15-0 last season, beatingOscar Smith in the state final.Westfield will host South Lakes (0-1) at 7:30p.m. on Friday. The Bulldogs last year finishedregion runner-up for the third consecutive season.Chantilly will travel to Springfield to face Lee(0-1) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The Chargers finished5-5 last season.WE OFFER TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONSBoth of our beautiful, modern offices use thelatest technology in orthodontic treatment forchildren and adults.Flexible interest free payment plans are availableMost insurance plans are acceptedConvenient Saturday and evening hoursBOARD CERTIFIED DIPLOMATEOf THE AMERICAN BOARDOF ORTHODONTICSCall for your FREE Initial ConsultationCentreville Gainesville6138 Redwood Square 7521 Virginia Oaks Dr.,Center, Suite 103Suite 120703-815-0127 703-754-4880www.nvaortho.comChantilly Connection ❖ September 4-10, 2014 ❖ 9


I ScreamEmploymentZone 4:• CentrevilleClassified703-917-6400Zone 4 Ad Deadline:Monday NoonBy KENNETH B. LOURIE…for ice cream; from Brigham’s in Boston,the local New England establishment of myyouth where I spent dollars – although it waslikely cents back in those days – many afternoons,evenings and weekends. And why,other than it’s still technically summer andextremely hazy, hot and humid today – andperfect ice cream weather of course – am Iwriting about this non-cancer subject?Because, at this very moment, my brotherRichard is en route – by CAR – fromMassachusetts (after a week’s vacation), andaside from Vanessa, his wife; their golf clubsand a week’s worth of vacation residue;there are two coolers loaded with prepackedquarts of a delicacy from our pastand one (many actually) likely most rewardingfor our present and future, too:Brigham’s Ice Cream.Though the original stores, a HowardJohnson’s-type restaurant/ice cream parlorcombination, no longer exist, thankfully,their recipes still do; sort of like theWashington, D.C.-area Gifford’s Ice CreamShops did before they were re-established afew years back. Within a few hours now, myfreezer will be filled with “Just Jimmies,”“Chocolate” and “Chocolate Chip,” maybe a“Strawberry,” and given what it’s likely tocost (the ice cream is expensive and there’sno multi-quart discount; however, there areno delivery charges), I may have to put alock on my freezer door. Not to keep mywife out, but to stop other potential perpetratorsfrom getting any ideas.And just as music is supposed to soothethe savage beast, so too is ice cream supposedto cure what ails you (although emotionaleating does have its ups and downs).Moreover, ice cream from your formativeyears, the age of innocence, is best of all;especially if it’s not local, you haven’t had itin years (it’s not available in our region), isnot deliverable by mail, and it’s the kind ofindulgence where one fills up two large coolerswith ice and cream to guarantee its availability– for a few months, anyway.Not that there’s any relationship or causation,but my first two jobs as an adolescentwere in ice cream shops. First at BaskinRobbins in Newton Centre, beginning thesummer after ninth grade ($1.60 per hour)and then again the following summer, aftertenth grade, at McManus Ice Cream inCleveland Circle. Inasmuch as it was unlikelyI was weaned on ice cream, I was certainlyindoctrinated at a very early age. Before Iknew whether it was good for me or not, Iknew what was good for me: ice cream andmore ice cream. And to reinforce the importanceof ice cream in my life, most evenings,at home, around 7:30, my mother, lying inbed after yet another long day of “non-stopstay-at-homemothering,” would call out tomy brother and me: “ice cream,” whichwould require one of us to walk into thekitchen, open the freezer door, defrost theice cream, scoop it into a bowl and deliver itto her for a most appreciative kiss. She lovedher Brigham’s Ice Cream.We may have learned to love Brigham’sfrom her, but we’ve taken it to new levelsand new lengths, decades in fact. So here Iam, 50 years or so after my mother’s recurringnighttime request, waiting for ice cream,just as she so often did. 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The Real Property will be sold together with the interest of the Noteholder, if any, in the followingdescribed personal property at the direction of the Noteholder as secured party thereof, as permitted by Section 8.9A of theCode of Virginia of 1950, as amended the (“Personal Property”): equipment, furniture, furnishings, machinery, insurance policies,agreements, trademarks, proceeds and all other personal property as more particularly described in the Deed of Trust (the“Personal Property”). The above described Real Property and Personal Property are collectively referred to as the “Property.”TERMS OF SALEALL CASH. The property will be offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be conveyed by Substitute Trustees’ Deed (the“Substitute Trustees’ Deed”) subject to all encumbrances, rights, reservations, conveyances, conditions, easements, restrictions,and all recorded and unrecorded liens, if any, having priority over the Deed of Trust, as they may lawfully affect the property.Any Personal Property shall be conveyed without warranty by a Secured Party Bill of Sale.The Substitute Trustees and the Beneficiary disclaim all warranties of any kind, either express or implied for the property, includingwithout limitation, any warranty relating to the zoning, condition of the soil, extent of construction, materials, habitability,environmental condition, compliance with applicable laws, fitness for a particular purpose and merchantability. The risk of lossor damage to the property shall be borne by the successful bidder from and after the date of the time of the sale. Obtainingpossession of the property shall be the sole responsibility of the successful bidder (the “Purchaser”).A bidder’s deposit of $100,000.00 (the “Deposit”) by certified or cashier’s check shall be required by the Substitute Trustees forsuch bid to be accepted. The Substitute Trustees reserve the right to prequalify any bidder prior to the sale and/or waive the requirementof the Deposit. Immediately after the sale, the successful bidder shall execute and deliver a memorandum of salewith the Substitute Trustees, copies of which shall be available for inspection immediately prior to the sale, and shall deliver tothe Substitute Trustees the Deposit and the memorandum of sale. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid by the Purchaser.Settlement shall occur within thirty (30) days after the sale date, TIME BEING OF THE ESSENCE with regard to thePurchaser’s obligation.Settlement shall take place at the offices of Venable LLP, 8010 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 300, Tysons Corner, Virginia22182 or other mutually agreed location. Purchaser shall pay all past due real estate taxes, rollback taxes, water rents, waterpermit renewal fees (if any) or other municipal liens, charges and assessments. The Purchaser shall also pay all settlementfees, title examination charges, title charges and title insurance premiums, all recording costs (including the state grantor’s taxand all state and county recordation fees, clerk’s filing fees and transfer fees and taxes), auctioneer’s fees and/or bid premiums,and reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements incurred in the preparation of the deed of conveyance and other settlementdocumentation.The Purchaser shall be required to sign an agreement at settlement waiving any cause of action Purchaser may have againstthe Substitute Trustees, and/or the Beneficiary for any condition with respect to the property that may not be in compliance withany federal, state or local law, regulation or ruling including, without limitation, any law, regulation and ruling relating to environmentalcontamination or hazardous wastes. Such agreement shall also provide that if notwithstanding such agreement, a courtof competent jurisdiction should permit such a claim to be made, such agreement shall serve as the overwhelming primary factorin any equitable apportionment of response costs or other liability. Nothing herein shall release, waive or preclude anyclaims the Purchaser may have against any person in possession or control of the property.If any Purchaser fails for any reason to complete settlement as provided above, the Deposit shall be forfeited and applied to thecosts of the sale, including Trustees’ fees, and the balance, if any, shall be delivered to the Beneficiary to be applied by theBeneficiary against the indebtedness secured by and other amounts due under the Deed of Trust in accordance with the Deedof Trust or applicable law or otherwise as the Beneficiary shall elect. There shall be no refunds. Such forfeiture shall not limitany rights or remedies of the Substitute Trustees or the Beneficiary with respect to any such default. If the property is resold,such re-sale shall be at the risk and the cost of the defaulting bidder, and the defaulting bidder shall be liable for any deficiencybetween its bid and the successful bid at the re-sale as well as the costs of conducting such re-sale. Immediately upon conveyanceby the Substitute Trustees of the Property, all duties, liabilities and obligations of the Substitute Trustees, if any, with respectto the Property so conveyed shall be extinguished, except as otherwise provided by applicable law.Henry F. Brandenstein, Jr., Substitute TrusteeAnum Pervaiz, Substitute TrusteeFOR INFORMATION CONTACT:Henry F. Brandenstein, Jr., Esq.Venable LLP8010 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 300Tysons Corner, Virginia 22182(703) 760-160010 ❖ Chantilly Connection ❖ September 4-10, 2014 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com


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Senior LivingTaking On the‘Silver Tsunami’By Tim PetersonThe ConnectionThe “Silver Tsunami” is coming,the steep increase in the 50-anduppart of the county population.“It’s here,” said Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield). “We’re already living in it.”Between 2005 and 2030, the number ofindividuals 50 and older is projectedto grow by 40 percent inFairfax County and the number 70and older is projected to grow by80 percent.With those significant changesto community demographics alreadyunderway, the Board of Supervisorsand Fairfax Area Commissionon Aging initially drafteda plan back in 2007 to make sureCourtesy photoJim LindsayCourtesy photoDr. ThomasProhaskathe Silver Tsunami was a factorin county planning.In 2013, Herrity and the commissiondecided the plan neededa major facelift.The idea was tofacilitate dialog on how to makethe county more aging-friendlyand to consider cost-effectivestrategies to help people managetheir housing and transportationneeds and age in place. “The needis clearly there for us to take action,”said Herrity. “We went tothe communities, heard their concerns.This is our attempt for anattainable, affordable, actionableplan to address what we heard.”Now Herrity and the commission areready to present the new and improved 50+Community Action Plan to the Board of Supervisorsat their meeting on Sept. 9, andexpect the board to approve the plan at theSept. 23 meeting.The plan in is available in PDF form atwww.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults. Theplan addresses aging-friendly needs in sixkey areas: Transportation, Housing, Safeand Healthy Community, Community Engagement,Services for Older Adults andFamily Caregivers, and Long-term Planning.Initiatives include encouraging people tovolunteer for Meals on Wheels and medicalappointment driving programs, to creatingpartnerships that would offer low costor free case management and mental healthtreatment.In the transportation category, one facetincludes supporting the Jewish CommunityCenter of Northern Virginia’s effort to providea ride scheduler system forcommunity-based organizations,partnering with multiplenonprofits.Home Sharing is an experimentalinitiative. Many older adultslive in homes with extra bedroomsand want to remain there as longas possible. At the same time,many adults with limited incomeare looking for affordable rent.The guide will provide advice onhow to safely share a home.“We think it’s an idea where thetime has come and we’re pursuingit,” said Jim Lindsay, vicepresident of Adult CompanionCare and home sharing champion.Though the concept of matchinggrad students and grandparentsisn’t without its wrinkles.That’s where home care groupslike Adult Companion Care comein. They’re qualified to and regularlyperform background checks,and rent money could offset thecost of home care medical service.To help with evaluating the effectivenessof the plan, Herrity enlisted the help of ThomasProhaska, Dean of the George MasonUniversity College of Health and HumanServices. A team of gerontologists fromProhaska’s department will help gather andanalyze data from the various initiatives.Prohaska said the county has some work todo. “This is a serious effort they’re doing here.If it all comes into place, it will definitely bean improvement in the quality of life.”For a free digital subscription toone or all of the 15 ConnectionNewspapers, go towww.connectionnewspapers.com/subscribeBe the first to know – get yourpaper before it hits the press.Complete digital replica of the printedition, including photos and ads,delivered weekly to youre-mail box.Questions? E-mail:goinggreen@connectionnewspapers.comChantillySenior Livingis produced byConnection Newspaperswww.ConnectionNewspapers.comLocal Media Connection LLCFor more information,call 703-778-9431 or emailsales@connectionnewspapers.com2 ❖ Chantilly Connection ❖ Senior Living September 2014 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com


Senior LivingTime to Downsize?By Marilyn CampbellThe ConnectionPhoto courtesy of Four SaleDaniel Sanders, president and CEO of Four Sales LTD, a professionalestate sales, auctions and personal property appraisals company, helpsclear out a garage. Such services make it easier for seniors down movefrom a large home into a smaller house.modate.”When tackling the downsizing process,Sanders suggests a few guidelines: “Westrongly recommendusing anemotional yardstick to determinewhether tokeep or not keepsomething,” hesaid. “Look forthings that have amemory associatedwith them.Like, ‘Rememberwhen Mom andDad went to Rehoboth [Beach] and boughtthis Murano glass bird? It was one of thebest days of their lives.’”Those mementosgo on a list of“A personal space is like anautobiography. People arecomplex so it is oftendifficult to find just one stylethat fits every impulse.”— Susan Hergenrather, Ph.D., professor ofinterior design, Marymount UniversitySuggestions for seniors lookingfor homes to fit the next phaseof their lives.When Beverly Quinn’s fourthchild, a daughter, got married,she decided it was timeto downsize. The 69-yearoldwidow moved out of the 4,000-squarefoothome in Vienna, Va., where she andher husband raised their children and intoa 1,300-square-foot townhouse in NorthPotomac, Md., which meets her new needsperfectly.“It’s a big change,” she said. “But I guessthat is part of downsizing.”One of the most difficult parts of Quinn’stransition was boxing up more than 30 yearsof memories, and deciding which items tomove into her new home, which to give toher children and deciding which to donateor discard. It’s a familiar conundrum formany seniors: organizing, decluttering andresisting the desire to take more than theirnew, smaller homes can accommodate.“We see it all the time with our members,”said Barbara Sullivan, executive director ofMount Vernon At Home, a nonprofit thathelps senior citizens age in their ownhomes. “Our volunteers help withdownsizing by reorganizing, cleaning outclosets, and decluttering.”Downsizing is also emotional: “Movingfrom a 4,000-square-foot home into a retirementcommunity or small 800- to 1,200-square-foot apartment can be difficult,” saidDaniel Sanders, president and CEO of FourSales LTD, a professional estate sales, auctionsand personal property appraisals company.“There is often a conflict betweenwhat Mom and Dad want them to take withthem and what they can actually accomthreehour shifts, take a break and do anothertwo to three hour shift.“We want to build mild frustration becauseyou begin to make decisive decisionsthat are more precise,” he said. “And youare less likely to rethink and over-think.”When cleaning a larger home in preparationfor a downsize, Sanders suggests thatfamilies go through each room of the housein a systematic fashion, collecting familyphotos; family records like birth, death andmarriage certificates; and financial records.“You’d be surprised by how much youaccumulate over the years,” said Quinn.“The process is draining, both physically andmentally. The only bright spot was that Iwas going to be living closer to my childrenand grandchildren and I liked my new townhouse.”Once seniors have pared down their belongingsand begun the moving process,some, like Quinn, begin to look forward tostarting anew and designing their newhomes to reflect their new styles and needs.However, it’s not only important to arrangefurniture and accessories tastefully, but ina way that takes issues like safety hazardsand new lifestyle issues into consideration.“The best advice is understanding thatpersonal style is rooted in your past, placesthat you love, the present, what you lovetoday, and the future,” said SusanHergenrather, Ph.D. associate professor ofinterior design at Marymount University inArlington, Va. “A personal space is like anautobiography. People are complex, so it isoften difficult to find just one style that fitsevery impulse.”When it comes to creating a comfortableitems to considerkeeping, saidSanders. He recommendswaiting24 hours andthen trying to cutthe list in half.“Depending onthe age of theparent, it’s goodto work in two to See Downsize, Page 5Quilting Studio Adds to Dream HomeAt 72, Wanda Rogers engages in anearly American craft she first learnedfrom her grandmother.www.ConnectionNewspapers.comBy John ByrdThe ConnectionQuilting takes patience; ditto thesteps entailed in setting up aquilting studio all of one’s own.Such are the reflections of Wanda Rogers,72, who is now tapering off a 51-year professionalcareer, and increasing precioushours spent in the pursuit of a mountainstatehandicraft she learned from hermother and grandmother.“We were all quilters where I grew up inWest Virginia,” Rogers recalls. “My mother,my grandmother, my aunt. The originalityof a quilt’s pattern is the larger artistic goal,but it takes a lot of concentrated quiet timeto achieve it. Between raising children,moving frequently and then working, therejust weren’t a lot hours for quilting beforenow, much as I love it.”The particularly hectic phase of Rogers’young married life included setting up 18different households in places where husbandTed, an Air Force pilot, was stationed.In the early 1980s, the family finally settledinto a 2,533-square-foot ranch house on twoacres near Springfield.Three years ago, when Ted retired, thecouple collaborated with remodeler DavidSee Quilting Studio, Page 4Photo courtesy of Home Fronts NewsWanda and her daughter Janyce preparing fabrics at the studio’s worktable. The marble counter surface also has a role in the studio’s kitchenette.Chantilly Connection ❖ Senior Living September 2014 ❖ 3


Senior LivingQuilting Studio Adds to Dream HomeFrom Page 3Foster in transforming the ranch into a substantiallyenlarged and upgraded “dreamhouse,” complete with a two-car garagetopped by a future quilting studio.“I knew my plans were getting closer toreality when we added drywall to the atticroom above the garage, “ Rogers says. “Oncethe space was shelled-in, I began to see howthe studio would look and function.”For the next three years, however, Rogerskept up her a daily work schedule with ahealthcare consulting firm, a job that requiredfrequent out-of-town meetings.“We had installed temperature controlsin the studio when we remodeled thehouse,” Rogers says. “Everything was wellinsulatedand bright, so I moved-in an easychair and started thinking about what Iwanted to do.”Last year, Ted presented Wanda with aprofessional quality Bernina Sewing Machine,and the studio makeover got underwayin earnest.“We designed the suite specifically to supportWanda’s creative process,” says Foster,who has operated Foster Remodeling Solutionsfor more than 35 years. “We had toallocate enough floor space in the middleof the room so she could completely lay outa quilt in progress. Her process also requiresa way to keep carefully catalogued materialswithin easy reach.”AT 400 SQUARE FEET, with large windowson both the eastern- and western-facingwalls, the studio is flooded with naturallight during the day, an effect Wandafinds inspiring. The hickory wood flooring,apart from its lovely asesthetics, is entirelyfunctional as a surface for cutting and assemblingfabrics. Built-ins on either side ofthe assembly area have been custom-designedto hold specific fabrics and otherPhotos courtesy of Home Fronts NewsThree generations (from left): Janyce Rogers, Wanda Rogers and JuliaWalker display recent handiwork.essentials. Rogers says some of the fabricsdate back to the 1930s and were passeddown from her grandmother.“All the women in the family were activein quilting bees” Rogers recalls. “One of myaunts’ designs was featured over the coverof a national magazine. We were also activein the National Quilting Symposium”.But for all its delicacy of color and pattern,a quilt must also be functional as abed cover. To assure the end-product is wellmade,Rogers employs a Bernina “surger”which stitches finished overlock seams onthe side of the quilt opposite from the displaypattern. Since Rogers likes to regularlyconsider fabrics in a variety colors, shadesand textures, the studio offers some 64 cubicfeet of additional storage space behindeach wall.Like most dedicated artisans, Rogers insistedon a self-sufficient studio that wouldallow her to stickwith a developingvision without interruption.Hence,the kitchenette, thefull bath with walkinshower. Also, theAdvantium oven;two-burnercooktop; the WiFihook-up, thelaptop.“I don’t have torun back to thehouse for lunch, orPattern originality is one of quiltingsprimary artistic goals, Rogerssays, adding: “it’s a process thatcan’t be rushed.”a cup of tea,” Rogers says. “The amenitiessimply allow me to concentrate on theproject at hand. That’s what it takes to dothis kind of work well.”While the full bath and refined finishworkwill also allow the attic to double as a guestroom when needed, Rogers says the studiois fundamentally designed for quilting. Byinserting a specially designed cutting boardover the sink, for instance, the L-shapedkitchenette surface converts to a work table.There’s even an unseen custom niche tohold the ironing board Rogers uses to flattenfabric.“I see the studio as an integral part tomy life ahead,” says Rogers, adding that thather 10-year old granddaughter now wantsto learn quilting from her. “This kind offullfillment isn’t just good luck; it’s somethingyou have to plan.”On a related note, David Foster observesthat the studio is consistent with the kindbroader-scale retirement home upgrades hisfirm has been seeing in the recent past. Seventy-fivepercent of his current clients arenow over 55; as of last year, 44 percent hadcome back to him for a second project.“We’re seeing a lot more interest in aphased development approach to retrofittingthe family house for retirement,” Fostersays. “To save money on future projects,a remodeling clientsometimes asks usto insulate and drywalla part of thehouse they don’tplan to actually usefor a while. This isa simple way ofthinking ahead thatadds value and usuallydoesn’t appreciablyincrease theexisting remodelingbudget. There’s akind of generationalsearch formore enduringhousing solutions that’s now underway, andit’s evolving rapidly.”Foster Remodeling Solutions periodically offersworkshops on home remodeling topics. Call703-550-1371 or visit www.fosterremodeling.com for more. John Byrd (byrdmatx@gmail.com) has been writing about home improvementtopics for 30 years.Situated above the family’s two car garage, the new quilting studioprovides the privacy Wanda Rogers was seeking when she decided toresume the craft she learned from her grandmother more than 60 yearsago.Wanda Rogers, 71, displays some of her quilts.4 ❖ Chantilly Connection ❖ Senior Living September 2014 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com


Senior LivingTips for Right-sizing the Next PhaseFrom Page 3but elegant living space, Hergenrather says,“First, think about the work the space needsto do.”WAITING TOO LONG before making thedecision to downsize can complicate theprocess. “It’s always better for someone todownsize to a smaller home before they arein a crisis situation, [for example] suddenly,they can no longer climb a lotof stairs and must move to a singleleveldwelling, but often a person willput off that decision until it’s nearlytoo late,” said Cele Garrett, ExecutiveDirector of At Home in Alexandria.“We have some members facing thatdecision right now and they’ll oftenadmit they should have done itsooner.”For many seniors, a living spaceneeds to keep them safe. “You mightneed to add grab bars,” said Sullivan.“Also watch for trip hazards like throw rugsand clutter. Check for furniture that needsto be moved back to make the house moreaccessible for moving around. Relocateplates, cups and sauces so that they are ineasy reach for seniors.”Sullivan’s organization has volunteerswho can help with enlarging bathrooms andwidening doorways to accommodate wheelchairsand walkers.When designing a new, smaller space,Sanders recommends interior design magneticfloor planning kits, which help determinea person’s furniture needs and placementbefore they actually move. “The startingpoint for every good move is the floorplan at the receiving location,” he said.When moving out of a familiar environmentand into new surroundings, there area few factors that can be overlooked whenstriving to maintain one’s quality of life.“Personal style is rooted inyour past, places that youlove, the present, what youlove today, and the future.”— Susan Hergenrather, Ph.D., professor ofinterior design, Marymount UniversityIf a senior chooses to live alone, there areseveral issues that should be monitored,advises Maura Barillaro, a registered nursewith Home Care Assistance in Bethesda,McLean and Fairfax. “Basically, there are somany needs that we see in the elderly, includingboredom, frailty, loneliness, mobilityissues, progressing illnesses,” she said.“We would all like to maintain cognitivefunctioning throughout our lives and thisis especially important late in life,” said PamGreenwood, Ph.D., associate professor ofpsychology, George Mason University inFairfax, Va. So when looking for a new placeto live, make sure there are opportunitiesfor physical exercise, mental stimulationand social stimulation.“The strongest evidence concerns aerobicexercise – there are real benefits formind and brain of moving physically daily,”said Greenwood.“There is also growing evidence of thebenefits of cognitive training for everydayfunctioning – perhaps the strongest evidenceis perception training – visual andauditory perception. Several studies, includingour own, have shown broad transfer ofbenefits from perception training to everydayfunctioning.”When remodeling this bathroom, Glickman Design Build added a benchto this shower. Such features can help seniors to downsize and livealone safely.Photos courtesy of Glickman Design BuildAn Alexandriaat Home volunteerhangs apainting forone of theorganization’sseniors whochose todownsize andlive alone.Photos courtesy of Alexandria at HomeAlexandria atHome volunteershelps amember withyard work.Such servicesallow seniorsto downsizeand live alonemore easily.Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon At HomeA volunteer helps change a light bulb for a MountVernon at Home member.www.ConnectionNewspapers.comChantilly Connection ❖ Senior Living September 2014 ❖ 5


Senior LivingEngaging over the New YorkerBy Marilyn CampbellThe ConnectionThere was a time when 83-year-old Bob Kanchugerspent most Friday morningson a 30-mile bike ride withfriends. The group of retirees wouldpedal toward a local destination –Bethesda, Md., to Old Town Alexandria,Va., was a favorite trek — where theywould have coffee and spirited debateson everything from foreign policy to economicinequality before making the returntrip.“One of the things that kept peoplecoming together is that we would havea defined day of riding and we wouldmake sure we had an interesting placeto stop and have coffee and discussions,”said Kanchuger, a resident of Potomac,Md., and an attorney who retired fromthe World Bank Group.While outdoor exercise was a definitebenefit, it wasn’t the best part for all ofthe group members. “The most enjoyablepart was the discussion at our midwaypoint,” said Dr. Elliot C. Wilner, aretired neurologist who lives inBethesda.Kanchuger wanted to preserve thestimulating discussions even after the bikerides were no longer possible. “It was likelythat biking would come to an end becauseof our age and physical health,” saidKanchuger. “Several of us subscribed to theNew Yorker and enjoyed discussing the articles,and that was an activity that wouldmeet some of our social needs of retirement.”So Kanchuger approached Wilner withthe idea of forming a New Yorker magazinediscussion group. They invited a few likemindedfriends from the biking group. Themen meet on the first Wednesday afternoonPhoto courtesy of Dawn LandsmanBefore the New Yorker Group, spirited discussions took place as part of theFriday morning bicycling group. Here, Tony Abroms, Dawn Landsman, MarkZweig, Elliot Wilner, Ian McDonald and Bob Kanchuger pictured in 2009.of each month for two hours of insightfulconversation. Group members choose threeto four stories from the magazine to readand analyze. Each article discussion is ledby a group member who prepares ideas foranalysis ahead of time and emails them tothe group.“I’ve gained and reinvigorated friendships,”said Wilner. “I enjoy the intellectuallystimulating discussions with bright,educated, well-informed people.”FOR THE SEPTEMBER MEETING,Wilner suggested two of James Surowiecki’sMembers enjoy intellectual stimulation,camaraderie over long term.columns. “Because they present both sidesof an important issue,” Wilner said. “CorporateAmerica has, over the past 40 yearsor so, evolved a business model that hasbeen almost totally devoted to the personalenrichment of executives and shareholders,with very little concern for the welfare ofworkers or the nation; and yet there is another,more socially conscious businessmodel that has been shown to be successfulbut is not widely emulated,” said Wilner.The men are united, in part, by their affinityfor mental rigor. “We all enjoy theintellectual stimulation, but the camaraderieis one of the best aspects,” said PeterKimm of Potomac, a retired foreign aidofficial who was for 30-years Director ofHousing and Urban Programs at the U.S.Agency for International Development.“We like each other. We’re a diversegroup of people – retired doctors, lawyers,engineers … with a ride range ofinterests. Everybody in the group is successful.”Light snacks, coffee and spirited debatescharacterize most of the meetings.“We don’t agree on everything,” said80-year-old Victor Kimm, Peter Kimm’sbrother, of McLean, Va., an engineer andretired senior executive for the EnvironmentalProtection Agency. “We’ve seenpeople who’ve had very different views,but there is a mutual respect. We havedifferent ways of looking at an issue andmoving on. I think it has something todo with the age of the group members.”Victor Kimm, who is also the executivedirector of SHARE, a non-profit organizationin McLean that helps meet theemergency needs of those with limitedfinancial resources, says the men haveexplored articles ranging from the growinginequity of income in the UnitedStates to stories about the group of Chileanminers trapped underground formore than two months.“There is a certain rigor or discipline inhaving a monthly meeting where you readand prepare in advance,” he said. “You haveto stick with it.”The bond between the men, however,extends beyond erudition.“We all greatly value the friendships ofthis group,” said Ian MacDonald, a residentof Chevy Chase, Md., a former journalistwho retired from the International MonetaryFund and who grew up in Great Britainand graduated from the University ofOxford. “And we’ve been there for eachother during difficult times.”Photo courtesy of Elliot WilnerElliot Wilner reads to his granddaughter, Yael Fritschie, who is not yet amember of either the New Yorker or bicycle group.Peter Kimm6 ❖ Chantilly Connection ❖ Senior Living September 2014 www.ConnectionNewspapers.com


By Ann EmmonsPetriwww.ConnectionNewspapers.comSenior LivingAfter The FallIt started off like anyother February daywith our usual trip tothe fitness club formorning exercises. Whatmade this day differentwas that Bill, my 93-yearoldhusband, slipped andfell on some ice on ourdriveway, striking the backof his head. He said itdidn’t hurt.But the next day he complainedof feeling tired andeach day after that he felta little worse. Still, wedidn’t see any connectionto his fall. By the fourthday, however, he was soweak he couldn’t even getout of his chair for lunch.It finally dawned on methat something was seriouslywrong and I neededto call 911.It turned out I was fourdays too late. All this time,because he was on a bloodthinner for his high bloodpressure, he had been bleeding in his brain.The neurologist at the hospital where theambulance took him later told me that itwas one of the worst cerebral hemorrhagesshe had ever seen.The symptoms areIn MyOwn WordsAnn and Bill Petrisimilar to those of astroke and by then he wasunable to talk coherently,remember things, orwalk. This was a man, who, before he retired,had been a successful United StatesGovernment chemical and aeronauticalengineer, someone who had his own chemlab in the basement next to a beautifulwoodworking shop furnished with toolshanded down from his craftsman father. Aman who could fix anything.After the first week in Intensive Care hewas moved to a floor which specialized instroke victims where he spent the nextmonth. Little by little he began to showimprovement. His next stop after six weeksin the regular hospital would be a rehabilitationfacility where he could receive thedaily intensive speech, physical, and occupationaltherapy he needed. There he wouldhave to relearn the simplest tasks like howto speak, how to feed himself, how to getout of a bed and into a wheelchair, and howto care for himself in general.A rehab hospital very close to our homein McLean, Virginia was found which had abed available and he was transferred thereby ambulance. Here, he was kept busy mostof the day with one kind of therapy or another.After several weeks he graduatedfrom using a wheelchair to a walker andwhen he wasn’t occupied with therapy wePhoto by William Arthur Petri, Jr.practiced using his walker in the halls andsome days we even had time to take in amovie in the rehab center’s small theater!There was also a Happy Hour on Tuesdaysthat I especially liked with wine, snacks, andlively conversation!As I look back during all this time, probablythe most positive factor in his long slowrecovery has been his attitude. He neverstops trying, no matter how discouraginghis progress must seem. His attitude is simplyamazing. He is always upbeat.Another positive aspect is that we are theparents of three doctors (and one lawyer)which kind of made us celebrities in a medicalsetting. One or the other of them wasoften visiting and conferring with the rehabstaff on their father’s care even thoughtheir specialties (rheumatology, infectiousdiseases, and oncology) were far afield.After several months, it was decided thatBill could continue his recovery at home.And so, on May 8, 2014, exactly threemonths after the initial injury he returnedhome.While he was in the rehabilitation hospitalI had taken the opportunity to prepareour two story home for his return with grabbars in the bathrooms and shower, and astair lift so that he could sleep in his ownbed.So, now, here we are, six months later,settled in our own house, with Bill dependenton me for almost everything, includingsomething I was not expecting: making allthe decisions by myself. I won’t say it’s beeneasy. It hasn’t. I have to say, though, that after61 years of being the dependent one, Iam getting pretty good at being the boss!Senior Living CalendarSUNDAY-SATURDAY/SEPT. 7-13The Magic of Music. At Spring Hills MountVernon, 3709 Shannons Green Way,Alexandria. A flurry of musical activities willbring a broad spectrum of entertaining andeducational musical events to Spring HillsMount Vernon Assisted Living Community.The highlight of the week is the “Spring HillsGot Talent Show,” featuring performances byresidents, staff and community members onSunday, September 7 at 6 p.m. The public iswelcome. Call 703-780-7100 or visitwww.springhillsmountvernon.com.SATURDAY-WEDNESDAY/SEPT.13-24Northern Virginia Senior Olympics.Online registration open. Various venuesaround Northern Virginia. Events includebadminton, volleyball, cycling, a 5k roadrace, and many more. $12 per person toregister, free to spectators. Visitwww.nvso.us for more.MONDAY/SEPT. 15Adult Resource Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 6-8:30 p.m. at Gum Springs CommunityCenter, 8100 Fordson Road. Get informationon training programs, employment, academicresources and more. Call 703-324-4600 or703-360-6088.WEDNESDAY/SEPT. 17Providing Health Care Information. 1-2:30 p.m. at Sherwood Regional Library,2501 Sherwood Hall Lane. Marie Woodward,RN, presents information on creating andmaintaining a personal health care record toprovide critical health care information to anew doctor, physical therapist or anemergency responder. Call 703-383-9300 formore.THURSDAY/SEPT. 18Lunch N’ Life. 12 - 2 p.m. Jubilee ChristianCenter, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Areyou 50 or better? Enjoy lunch while listeningto featured speaker ABC Channel 7’s WeatherTeam and Meteorologist Brian Van de Graff.$10. For reservations call 703-620-0161 bySept. 12. If transportation is needed, call703-323-4788. For more information visit,www.scfbva.org.FRIDAY/SEPT. 26“Fall-Risk” Assessment. 1-4 p.m. at CarlinSprings Health Pavilion, 601 S. CarlinSprings Road, Arlington. Virginia HospitalCenter and Marymount University willprovide comprehensive examinationsmeasuring your risk for falling down. Theappointment includes a one-on-onemedication review, blood pressure check,vision screening, and six physical therapytests to assess balance and risk for a fall. Aphysical therapist will review results and givea personalized evaluation, recommendationson how to reduce or eliminate those risks,and provide education about successfulindependent living. To schedule anappointment, call 703-558-6861.SUNDAY/SEPT. 28Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 3 p.m. RestonTown Center, 11900 Market St., Reston.Walk and fundraise to further the care,support and research efforts of theAlzheimer’s Association. Visit http://act.alz.org.SATURDAY/OCT. 4Lovely Low-Maintenance Gardens. 10:30a.m.-12 p.m. Green Spring Gardens, 4603Green Spring Rd, Alexandria. Gardensmarter, not harder with Brenda Skarphol,who leads you to sunny plant combinationsand eco-friendly gardening techniques.Admissions: $18/person. Register atwww.fairfaxcountygov/parks/greenspringusing code 290 488 5401 or call 703-642-5173.FRIDAY/OCT. 24Healthy Aging Lecture Series. 11 a.m.-noon at 601 S. Carlin Springs Road,Arlington. 2014-2015 Medicare Update withJohn Glowacky of Arlington County ADSD.Every year there are changes made with theMedicare coverage. It is always advised tostay up to date with these changes to avoidany medical billing mishaps. Free. Call 703-558-6859 to RSVP.A sampling of calendar items fromaround the region.THURSDAY/NOV. 13Memory Screening. 9. a.m.-noon at LangstonBrown Senior Center, 2121 N Culpeper St.,Arlington. Virginia Hospital Center and CareOptions will be sponsoring free, confidentialmemory screenings to promote detection ofmemory problems and provide educationabout successful aging. The one-to-one,noninvasive screening takes only about fiveto 10 minutes administered by a qualifiedhealthcare professional. For moreinformation or to schedule an appointment,call 703-237-9048.FRIDAY/NOV. 21Healthy Aging Lecture Series. 11 a.m.-noon at 601 S. Carlin Springs Road,Arlington. Nutrition: Living Healthy withHeart Disease with Mary Ann Petryszyn, RD.One of the nation’s biggest killers is diseasesrelated to lifestyle choices. What we eat ismuch more impactful on our long-termhealth than any medicine that we take.Making appropriate nutrition choices as partof our daily routine is an important step inthe right direction. Learn about maintaininga healthy diet with VHC’s registereddietitian. Free. Call 703-558-6859 to RSVP.ONGOINGYoga for Everybody. Wednesdays, 7-8:30p.m.; Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Thistraditional approach to yoga reduces stressand increases strength and flexibility. Classesbegin Wednesday, July 9 and Saturday, July12. $66. Health Pavilion, 601 S. CarlinSprings Road, Arlington. Call 703-558-6859.Adaptive/Seated Yoga. Tuesdays, 11:15a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Sundays, 3-4 p.m. For olderor physically challenged adults with limitedmobility, chronic pain or neuropathy.Adaptive yoga emphasizes breathing, gentlestretching and going at your own pace.Classes begin Sunday, July 13. $66. HealthPavilion, 601 S. Carlin Springs Road,Arlington. Call 703-558-6859.Alzheimer’s Association Support Grouphas meetings on the third Wednesday at10:30 a.m. at Carlin Springs Health Pavilion,601 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington andalso the first and third Thursday at 10 a.m.at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000Lorcom Lane, Arlington. They are open topeople with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers,family members and friends. Free. Call theAlzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at703-359-4440 or 800-272-3900 beforeattending a group for the first time to verifymeeting information, obtain directions orother information about the group. Acomplete list of all groups in the NationalCapital Area region can be found atwww.alz.org/nca.Instruments Wanted. Instruments of anytype or size — from a piano to a piccolo, inresponse to school’s needs. Donations are taxexempt. Contact Miriam Miller, Opera NOVAfor pick up. 703-536-7557;mcdm1@verizon.net;www.operaguildnova.org.Singers Wanted for the CelebrationSingers. The women’s show choir isinterested in new talent to perform at variousNorthern Virginia community sites. Practicesare Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. inBurke. Contact Gayle Parsons, 703-644-4485or email gparsons3@cox.net.Senior Fall Prevention Classes. 1:30-2:30p.m., at the Woodlands RetirementCommunity, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax.Tuesday and/or Thursday classes in a heatedpool designed to work on balance and coremuscles for injury prevention. $10. 703-667-9800.Dementia Care Givers Support Groups.Various times, at Lord of Life LutheranChurch, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Thegroups are for those caring for someone withdementia or for those interested in learningmore about providing care giving to a personwith a disorder that affects memory andcognition and may impact behavior andphysical abilities. 703-451-8626 orEileen.thompson1@gmail.com.The Talking Book Service at AlexandriaLibrary will now operate Monday throughFriday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or by appointment.Patrons may also reach the service at 703-746-1760 ortalkingbooks@alexandria.lib.va.us.Chantilly Connection ❖ Senior Living September 2014 ❖ 7


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