Arlington Wellbeing


Pass Medicaid Expansion Now

Our health care system is neither healthy nor accessible for many women, but Richmond lawmakers have an opportunity to make improvements. They need to stop playing politics with people’s lives and begin to start governing.

Post-Chemo Weak

For the past year, every three weeks I have been infused with a chemotherapy drug called Alimta, “the last miracle drug,” to quote my oncologist, and a drug with which I hadn’t previously been infused.

“Flourishing After 55”

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Sept. 13-20.

Flourishing After 55, Aug. 11-16

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs, Aug. 11-16.

Flourishing After 55

From Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for Aug. 4-14.

“Flourishing After 55”

Events for those 55 or older.

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Operation Ready Rescue

More than 100 Arlington County students participated in the first Operation Ready Rescue workshop on Thursday, June 26, at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in South Arlington.

Flourishing After 55

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for July 14-19.

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Fisette Praises Senior Volunteers

County Board chairman Jay Fisette praised the contribution of senior volunteers and recognized their “effectiveness in advocating for senior issues” and “supporting Arlington’s renowned senior adult programs.”

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Center Keeps Seniors Fit

The Walter Reed Community Center kicked off a 55+ Fitness Day with Boomer Boot Camp at 9 a.m. on May 14 and ended with an afternoon of meditation at the end of the day.

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County Schools’ Autism Program Could Face Major Cuts

School board to vote on program's budget this Thursday.

Arlington public middle and high schools are facing possible budget cuts regarding the schools' autism programs.

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C-Section Boom in Northern Virginia

Region has some of the highest rates of cesarean-section deliveries for low-risk pregnancies.

Behind the closed doors at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church and the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, a quiet change has been taking shape over the last few decades.

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Despite Advances, Many Virginians Remain Uninsured

Affordable Care Act expands coverage, but more than 800,000 still have no health insurance.

What is the state of the uninsured in Virginia?

Recycling in Central Arlington

Sunny weather brought community members out to Thomas Jefferson Middle School to kick off the recycling portion of their spring cleaning. The parking lot off Glebe Road had been turned into an efficient slalom course of stations for dropping off of everything from televisions and vacuum cleaners to batteries and motor oil at the semi-annual E-CARE recycling event on Saturday, April 19.

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Alone on the Road: 7 out of 10 Northern Virginia Workers Use Single-Occupancy Vehicles

Study raises concerns about amount of time drivers spend commuting alone.

Despite the decades-long war against the single-occupancy vehicle, seven out of 10 workers in Northern Virginia drive to work alone every workday.