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ANV Impact Report for 2020

ANV 2020 Impact ReportWe are pleased to share with you the Arlington Neighborhood Village Impact Report 2020. It tells the story of the work we all accomplished during a very challenging year. We are grateful to you, our members, and the hundreds of volunteers and community members that helped older adults in Arlington stay safe and secure in the knowledge that someone cared.

Seeking Part-time Member Services Specialist

Arlington Neighborhood Village (ANV) is seeking a part-time (10 hours a week) Member Services Specialist to explain ANV services and benefits to prospective members. The work will be done primarily via telework (phone, computer and email) with access as needed to the ANV Office at 2666 Military Road, Arlington, VA.

For more information, see the position description in pdf format. The position is open until filled.

Modifying Your Home to Fit Your Changing Life-Style Nov 5

Many falls can be prevented. By making some small changes in your home, you can significantly lower your chances of falling and stay independent longer!

As part of the Fall Prevention Series, AARP is teaming up with Arlington Neighborhood Villages to bring you this free community workshop.

Participants will learn about home updates that can make it easier for them to go about their daily activities while staying comfortable, independent, and injury-free in their home; the workshop includes experts who will share practical tips to minimize the financial costs of home modifications and resources for home fit assessments.

Date:            Thursday, November 5, 2015
Time:           10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location:    Arlington County Central Library  (map)
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA  22201

Flyer with this information in pdf format.

You can register for this event by emailing ( or calling the Arlington Neighborhood Villages’ office at 703-509-8057 – be sure to include the name of the event and number in your party.

Link to the full Fall Prevention Schedule. 



Fall Prevention Program Schedule

A Comprehensive Falls Prevention Program Arlington Neighborhood Villages & Marymount University  

Updated October 26, 2015

Many falls can be prevented. By making some small changes, you can significantly lower your chances of falling and stay independent longer! Our series of workshops will assess your level of risk for falling, teach you ways to prevent falls, and help you to develop a personal plan, including how to overcome barriers, to ensure your success.  Attendance at these workshop sessions is free.  However, as space is limited to 30 people for each, we request that you register in advance.  Information on how to register for these programs may be found below.

Date Location
* (addresses below)


Tues Oct 27


Exercise Practice Session

Arlington Neighborhood Villages

Tues Nov 3


Exercise Practice Session

Arlington Neighborhood Villages

Thurs Nov 5
10:30-12:30 (new time)

Arlington Central Library

Home Modification Seminar
new Flyer

Arlington Neighborhood Villages

Tues. Nov 10


Exercise Practice Session

Arlington Neighborhood Villages

Thur Nov 12

Marymount University

Impact of Medications

Dr. Rosemarie Berman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Nursing

Tues. Nov 17


Exercise Practice Session

Arlington Neighborhood Villages

Thur Nov 19

Marymount University


Kathryn Strong, M.S., R.D.
Virginia Cooperative Extension
Extension Agent

Tues. Nov 24


Exercise Practice Session

Arlington Neighborhood Villages

Tues. Dec 1


Exercise Practice Session

Arlington Neighborhood Villages

Thur Dec 3


Healthy Interiors for
Active Aging

Dr. Moira Denson, ASID, LEED AP
Assistant Professor of Interior Design

Tues. Dec 8


Exercise Practice Session

Arlington Neighborhood Villages

Thur Dec 10

Marymount University

Overcoming Barriers

Dr. Anne-Marie O’Brien, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Tues Dec 15


Exercise Practice Session

Arlington Neighborhood Villages

Thur Jan 14, 2016

Marymount University

Stay Independent:
Reviewing your Personal Plan

Dr. Diana Venskus PT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of
Physical Therapy
Dr. Jennifer Tripken
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance

Marymount sessions will be held at the Fairfax Drive Location, 4040 N. Fairfax Drive Room 404.

ANV Exercise practice sessions all to be held at Arlington Neighborhood Villages –
2666 Military Rd 22207 (map). Enter lower level of the Church of the Covenant from the parking lot to the right. The exercise session is on the ground floor.

To register contact Arlington Neighborhood Villages by calling the office at 703-509-8057 or sending an email to We encourage you to attend all sessions to obtain the comprehensive picture. However, you may still register for individual sessions.

Click here for a copy of the updated Fall Prevention schedule in pdf format (Home Modification time change included).

Click here to see the announcement about the Falls Prevention Program and why it is important.

ANV Open House on October 14th


6 – 8 pm on Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Here’s what the Villages can do for you:

  • Volunteer help at home
  • Health & wellness programs
  • Nature walks
  • Transportation
  • Dining with friends
  • Music programs


We’ll have light refreshments and a warm welcome for you!

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Conference Center
4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington 22203  map
Free parking after 5 p.m. in the NRECA building – enter from Taylor Street
One block from Ballston Metro

LIMITED OFFER: New members who join by the end of 2015 will receive an extra month FREE!
That’s 13 months for the price of 12!

RSVPs are requested, but drop-ins are welcome.
(703) 509-8057 or e-mail

Click here for a printable copy of the Open House Flyer in pdf format.

Fall Prevention Program

Arlington Neighborhood Villages
Announces Program to Help Residents Avoid Falls

Link to the schedule for the Fall Prevention Program

Fall is just around the corner, but falls shouldn’t be around the corner for older adults. That’s why Arlington Neighborhood Villages is joining forces with the National Council on Aging to celebrate Fall Prevention Awareness Day on this first day of Fall. This year’s theme, Take a Stand to Prevent Falls, seeks to raise awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.

Some Sobering Facts:

  • One of three adults over 65 falls each year.
  • Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults.
  • 20-30% of people who fall suffer injuries that make it difficult to live independently.
  • 25,000 older adults die each year from a fall – 1 every 20 minutes.

Falls are not an inevitable part of aging.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that multi-component programs that address the various sources of risk and promote behavior changes can significantly reduce falls.

Arlington Neighborhood Villages announces the launch of a comprehensive program to help Arlington residents assess and reduce their risk of falling. Developed in cooperation with Marymount University’s Malek School of Health Professions and Nonprofit Resource Center, AARP, and other partners, this program will help participants develop and implement a personalized fall prevention plan.

It will include:

  • Introduction to why people fall
  • A personal fall risk assessment
  • Exercise groups and t’ai chi practice
  • In-home safety assessment
  • Seminars on managing medications, home safety, and nutrition for a healthy
    and active lifestyle
  • Hands-on demonstration of fall-prevention exercises
  • Discussion of overcoming barriers to implementing a personal plan

Arlington Neighborhood Villages is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling older residents of Arlington County to continue living in their homes and communities as they age. Marymount University is a comprehensive Catholic University located in Arlington and committed to intellectual curiosity, service to others, and global perspective.

Fall Prevention Program 2015_09_23

Villagers Compete in Bocce Divisional Final Four

Bocce Team

Bocce Team 2015 Div Final Four

The Villagers bocce ball team had a season to remember.  After getting through the divisional playoff series with two straight wins, we went on to  compete in the DC city-wide tournament at Garfield Park in DC on Saturday, September 12th. We were among four teams representing Ballston in the Divisional Final Four. Going up against Ballzagna, a friendly group of four young men, the Villagers threatened early. We jumped ahead with a 5 point lead. Shortly thereafter, the game tightened and remained close. But in the end, the Ballzagna four found their range and went on a streak to win it by a score of 16 to 9. The rain did not dampen our enthusiasm and determination to win. We played well and look forward to next year for another chance to compete in the city-wide tourney. Photo (l to r) Josh Roth, Peter Olivere, Gary Eiserman, Anita Wallgren, Jeannine Christian and John Thomas represented the Villagers in the Final Four, Unfortunately David Christian, Arlene Christian, Elise Burns, Barbara Olivere and Anita Martineau who helped to get us there were unable to attend.