Seniors

 

Senior ProgramFor County residents 55 and over: Arlington offers classes, enrichment and travel programs, cultural and social events, physical fitness opportunities and more. Support services (for those who need them) promote health, safety, independence and self-sufficiency.

Senior Adult Programs

Arlington’s Senior Adult Programs office provides a wide range of ways for people 55 and over to find enjoyment and practice a healthy lifestyle.

Follow the link to Senior Adult Programs to find a senior center, explore classes and travel, and learn about registration. The Office of Senior Adult Programs is part of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

 

Activities and the Arts

You can search for activities ranging from art classes to singing groups, strength training to special interest clubs that offered through the Department of Parks and Recreation and geared to senior adults.

Arlington's Arts al Fresco program presents free outdoor performances throughout Arlington from May through September each year. To obtain a brochure, or for information, call 703-228-1850, check the website, or email . No reservations or tickets are required for any Arts al Fresco event.

Aging & Disability

Aging and Disability Services programs help senior adults remain safely in, and be an integral part of, the community.

Arlington's Agency on Aging provides information on, assistance in accessing, and referrals to services available for older persons in Arlington County.

For more information, call 703-228-1700.

Computer Classes

CyberSeniors currently is forming new classes at Lee Senior Center for senior citizens interested in hands-on training to use computers. Seniors are partnered with teens from local high schools, who provide assistance with the training. For information, call 703-228-6425 or drop in to Lee Senior Center.

CyberCenter Classes are offered at Central Library and Columbia Pike Library.

Events

What's going on in Arlington and Washington

Check the Arlington Arts events calendar to find out what’s going on in Arlington.

Events Card - Arlington seniors can obtain the Senior Citizens Event Card, which enables them to attend ticketed sports events, plays and concerts held at Arlington’s public schools for free. For information, call 703-228-6005 or inquire at local senior centers.

WalkArlington! - Join one, or more, of the County-sponsored senior adult walking clubs. Walking trips include the National Arboretum, Haines Point, Roosevelt Island, and local trails.

Housing Assistance

Housing Grants (Rent Assistance) - 703-228-1350
This locally funded program assists eligible low-income households comprised of seniors or disabled persons, or working families with minor children, with their rental costs to maintain them in the community and prevent homelessness.

Real Estate Tax Relief - 703-228-1350
Eligible elderly and disabled homeowners may be deferred or exempted from paying real estate taxes.

Housing Resources for Seniors (70KB PDF Format)

Library Programs

Library Programs are offered at Central Library and six neighborhood branch libraries.

  • Monthly book discussions
  • Local history programs sponsored by the Virginia Room, including the Arlington Reunion program series, which brings together Arlingtonians to share memories of county history (cosponsored by the Arlington Historical Society)
  • Author talks and other special events, many of which are sponsored by the Friends of the Library
  • Books-by-mail service for the homebound (703-228-5960)
  • Talking Books for the visually and physically handicapped (703-228-6333)

Safety

Tips for Seniors from the Fire Department.

Save Our Seniors Plus from the Sheriff's Office.

Tax Relief

Expanded Tax Relief for Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
The Arlington County Board has increased the income and asset limits - to the maximum permitted by state law – for the County’s tax relief program for the elderly and persons with disabilities. The expanded tax relief program:

  • raises the income limit from $62,000 to $72,000
  • raises the asset cap from $240,000 to $340,000.
  • provides tax exemptions of 100 percent, 50 percent or 25 percent for households that qualify. Any balance can be deferred for as long as the person owns the home.

Transportation

There are many options for transportation assistance for seniors and a variety of reduced fares. Please note that age requirements are not standard for all programs, so read carefully to see if you qualify for the program that interests you.

Transportation Services for Senior Adults At-a-Glance (120KB, PDF Format) is now available as a brochure or can be download from this site.

Reduced Fares:

Senior Transportation:

Transportation Resources (Metro, Super Senior Taxi)

ART - Arlington Transit - There's more than one way to get where you're going!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Arlington promotes civic engagement and active volunteer service to meet local needs and enrich the lives of Arlingtonians. We welcome the opportunity to help you become more involved in the Arlington community. The Online Volunteer Connection allows you to search by keyword for opportunities that interest you.


Last Modified: April 14, 2014
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