Where: 2100 Washington Blvd, Lower Level Conference Room A
When: Wed, March 18, 2–4pm
Free classes offered by Arlington Department of Human Services
Ample free parking in the Arlington County Customer spaces in the garage across the street.
Are you turning 65 and newly eligible for Medicare? Do you want to know more about your Medicare benefits? Do you serve as a caregiver who would like learn about Medicare? Then join us for a Medicare Made Simple class.
Medicare Made Simple classes address Medicare Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (doctors/outpatient hospital services/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as Medicare supplemental plans.
Curriculum is developed through the federal SHIP (State Health Insurance and Assistance Program) or in Virginia, VICAP (Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program). A trained and certified Medicare Counselor will lead this interactive session.
When: Thu, Apr 16 at 2PM Note time change!
Where: Lyon Village Community House, 1920 N Highland St
Sponsored by the Lyon Village Women’s Club
Are you thinking about staying in your own Lyon Village home as you age? Or, would you like to volunteer to help people in our community who have made this choice?
Come to a coffee to hear a representative from Arlington Neighborhood Village talk about how they help Arlington’s older residents continue living in their own homes.
Arlington Neighborhood Village provides access to many programs and social activities along with support services such a transportation, household tasks, errands, and tech assistance provided by volunteers, all of which are screened and trained.
Another speaker from the County Agency on Aging will talk about their programs and resources for older residents.
To to promote housing options for seniors and persons with disabilities., the County Board voted to amend the Zoning Ordinance. The change allows new assisted living and similar facilities in areas where multifamily development is already allowed. The change also lowers parking requirements at these facilities.
The amendment expands permissible areas to 18 zoning districts located near and along Arlington’s major planning corridors. Designated areas in Lyon Village are primarily along Lee Hwy and Wilson Blvd (shaded areas on map). Some of these areas currently include single-family houses.
County Board seeks ways to solve Arlington’s affordable housing shortage by leveraging existing county housing programs, zoning changes, and private-public partnerships.
Six initiatives fall within the overall Housing Arlington program:
1 Land Use Tools
● Accessory Dwelling Regulations Update
● Elder Care Zoning Study
● Bonus Density
● Plan Lee Highway
● Housing Conservation District
● Missing Middle Housing Study
2 Financial Tools
3 Institutional Partnerships
4 County Employee Housing
5 Condominium Initiative
6 Affordable Housing Master Plan Review
No mention of transit
Did failure to address Columbia Pike transit hamper development in the parts of Arlington and Fairfax counties most available for affordable housing?
Due to an increase in demand, Arlington MOW needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound members of the community. They need volunteers who can commit to one day a month (or more) weekdays from 11:00 am to approximately 12:30 pm.