December 2020

Holiday Greetings!
A few updates and reminders as we welcome 2021...

Regional Training Office (RTO) Update

Sara Pappa is now a Master Trainer for SAIL! This is exciting news as we are planning to offer SAIL leader trainings in 2021. Stay tuned for announcements about these trainings...they will be offered as soon as we are able to within CDC recommendations and guidelines for in-person gatherings.

As you may or may not know, the A Matter of Balance (AMOB) program has been translated to a virtual option. Our AMOB Master Trainers will be participating in the training for this in early 2021. As soon as we are able, we will offer the revised training to current AMOB coaches in our area. We will keep you posted.

There is an online SAIL Leader Training program offered through Pierce College. Here is a link with more information:

If you have updates or questions about these programs, please contact
Sara Pappa at

2021 Alliance Meetings: All are welcome.

The NVFPA meets quarterly on the 4th Thursday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Here are the dates for 2021 (all are planned to be virtual over Zoom):
  • January 28
  • April 22
  • July 22
  • October 28
For more information, email Sara Pappa at
Fairfax County's Virtual Center for Active Adults

The goal of the Virtual Center for Active Adults is to enrich the lives of adults in Fairfax County while combatting isolation. Participants can connect with peers, engage in a variety of activities and discover useful resources. Programs can be joined live or watched on demand.

Click here for more information:

INOVA's Online Fitness Classess
In an effort to keep the community active and connected during the COVID-19 crisis, InovaWell’s Healthy Lifestyle program continues to offer a series of Virtual Fitness classes, available Monday – Friday at 11:00 a.m. All classes can be done from the comfort of home and will require little to no equipment. Exercise modifications are included.

For more information, click here:

NVFPA FREE Virtual SAIL Class 
The NVFPA will offer a FREE VIRTUAL SAIL session starting Monday January 11th. The class will be offered using Zoom on Mondays and Thursdays, 1 - 2 p.m until through April 29th. 
Outdoor fitness checks will be held (weather permitting) Saturday, January 9th, 1-3 p.m. at the Langston Center tennis courts, 2121 Culpepper St., Arlington, 22207. Information and details will be available on our website in early January.

Online Fitness Classes from Virginia Hospital Center
Check out the Virginia Hospital Center's website for information and to register for support groups, programs, free webinars, and classes in the link below:


Sunrise Senior Living Winter Webinars
Please join us for a series of informative webinars hosted by experts in the Northern Virginia area throughout the next few months. The topics include:

                    Please share all opportunities!
Yes, we are still offering Free Falls Prevention Lectures...

Are you looking for a lecture topic for the seniors you serve? Faculty and graduate students at Marymount University are available to provide a 1-hour informative lecture (on Zoom or in person) on the risk factors and causes of falls and the importance of falls prevention.  If you are interested in hosting a lecture, please contact us: or call (703) 908-7711.

and Radio shows with host Cheryl Beversdorf.
Alliance Membership

Members of the Alliance enjoy many benefits, including:
  • Recognition as a member on the NVFPA website and in other community-facing materials;

  • Ability to link your organization’s website to the NVFPA member website page;

  • Priority access to NVFPA resources, e.g. referrals of leaders and coaches, available facilities for programs, and more;

  • Networking and professional development opportunities;

  • Access to expertise and best practices related to fall prevention;

  • Connection to local, regional and state initiatives regarding falls and falls prevention;

  • Vendor eligibility at internal NVFPA events and exhibits, with reduced vendor rates available.

          Click here to join today!
National Council on Aging Website:
Click Here 
CDC Community Guide to Preventing Falls:
Click Here 

Tips to Prevent Falls:
Click Here
The ACL Website: 
Click Here 

Phone: (703) 908-7711
Sara Pappa: 
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