Mar 18 Medicare Made Simple (free class)

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.

Enrollment is required.
Enroll for the February 20th class
Enroll for the March 18th class

Classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

Apr 16 Aging in Place: Coffee & Presentation

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.

If you can come, e-mail marjorie.mccarthy38@gmail.com. Let us know if you need a ride.

County Expands Areas for Elder Care Facilities

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.

LV Portion of Fuzzy Map Published by County (labels added by Tom)

News Release: Arlington to Allow Elder Care Facilities In More Areas

Staff Presentation to Board

“Housing Arlington” Initiative Launched

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?

Housing Arlington

Housing Arlington: Program News

Missing Middle Housing Study Framework

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 55+ Directory.

View NAHB CAPS Presentation slides (PDF file).

View NAHB Aging-In-Place Remodeling Checklist.