Remodeling Homes for Aging in Place

Recap from Sept 9, 2019 General Meeting Thanks to Architects Andrew Moore and Robert Braddock who spoke to LVCA members at the Sept 9, 2019 General Meeting.

Andrew Moore, Arlington Designer Homes

Robert Braddock, Red House Architects

For long-term aging-in-place home modifications be sure to consult a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). Find one in your area using the NAHB CAPS Directory.

View NAHB CAPS Presentation slides (PDF file).

View NAHB Aging-In-Place Remodeling Checklist.

Safety Tips from ACPD

Recap from Sept 9, 2019 General Meeting
Thanks to Sgt. Tom Rakowski and Officer Kristen Oesterling of the The Arlington County Police Department who spoke to LVCA members at the Sept 9 General Meeting.

  • Police Emergency Number: 911
  • Police Non-Emergency Number: 703-558-2222
  • Safety Tips

    • Do not hesitate to call if you see something suspicious or are fearful. Your calls help ACPD fight crime. Do not assume someone else will call. Think about what could happen if you fail to call.
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    Combatting Car Break-Ins

    Over the summer, there have been several car break-ins in Lyon Village. It is a crime of opportunity. The thieves are typically out late at night looking for cars with unlocked doors and visible valuables. When you exit your car, be sure to always lock it and don’t leave any valuables inside. Try to leave your car parked in a lighted area and be attentive to any suspicious activity.

    If you see or hear something, call the police immediately, either on the non-emergency number 703-558-2222 or 911 for emergencies.

    Clarendon Circle Changes July 2019

    Construction continues on the south side of Clarendon Circle, between the Silver Diner and Wells Fargo Bank. The traffic changes are…

    • N Irving St (next to Silver Diner) is permanently closed at the intersection.
    • Left turn from westbound Washington Blvd to Wilson Blvd is permanently prohibited.
    • During construction, the left turn from eastbound Washington Blvd to Clarendon Blvd is prohibited. This restriction will be in place through summer 2019.
    Clarendon Circle traffic changes implemented in July 2019

    Link to Arlington Projects & Planning Page

    Vehicle Break-ins in LV

    There were 9 reported break-ins of unlocked vehicles on Friday night on Key, Highland, Johnson, and 17th. Many more have been reported in the past few months within Lyon Village.

    Be sure to keep parked vehicles locked and not leave valuables in them.

    Police request that you contact Officer Black #1662 at rsblack@arlingtonva.us if you…

    • Have any security camera video from Friday night/Saturday morning that shows attempted or actual break-ins or of a dark sedan dropping off possible perpetrators.
    • If you find any belongings dumped in your yard.

    The Case Number is 2019-07200138

    County Offers Hot Weather Tips

    Extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. Among all weather-related hazards, the highest number of annual deaths results from extreme heat.

    Hot Weather Tips

    • Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids like water, even if you’re not thirsty.
    • Wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothing.
    • Stay cool by staying indoors during the hottest parts of the day.
    • Schedule outdoor activities carefully and wear sunscreen.
    • If you exercise outdoors, go in the morning or evening hours.
    • Eat light, regular meals — avoid hot foods and heavy meals.
    • Never leave anyone — infants, children, or pets — in a parked car.
    • Know the signs of heat-related illness (click image to enlarge):

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