Older adults in Reston have many options for their enrichment and support. The organizations listed provide services to area seniors. Please refer to this for your one-stop information needs.
Reston Community Center (RCC)
The creator of the Peanuts comic strip once said, “Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.” At RCC, you can get all your gears moving and exercise your full potential by participating in an exciting array of activities to enrich your leisure lifestyle: develop and refine a skill, explore your creative side, and discover new places. The variety is amazing and there is something for everyone here.
Reston Association (RA)
Discover exciting trips, tours and events for senior adults with the Reston Association. The 55+ Advisory Committee meets the second Tuesday of the month and advises the RA Board on how to enhance the general welfare and well-being of RA’s 55+ community through the promotion and support of Association programs and leisure services.
Cornerstones, Inc. (formerly Reston Interfaith)
Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services.
Dulles Chapter of the AARP
The chapter operates as a civic club serving the Northern Virginia community through education and volunteerism.
Fairfax County Services for Older Adults
This County agency coordinates a variety of programs and services including Seniors on the Go, Fairfax Area Commission on Aging and Fastran. Call the Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources Line below Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc.
FISH, Inc. (Friendly, Instant, Sympathetic Help) is a volunteer, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people with rent, transportation to medical appointments, furniture, utilities, medical items (including prescriptions) and other short-term emergency needs. Call the Assistance Line above Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Herndon Senior Center
This community-based senior center provides the 55+ community with a continuum of services in a supportive environment. Services are designed to be prevention- and intervention-oriented to meet the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of the older adult.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
OLLI at George Mason University offers intellectual and cultural experiences in a welcoming atmosphere to Northern Virginia residents in their retirement years. Enjoy access to unlimited courses with no homework, no exams, no required college degree and no age threshold.
RCC Rides provides free door-to-door transportation for Small District 5 residents ages 55+ traveling to activities held at Reston Community Center and for essential needs such as medical or dental appointments, shopping, personal care and banking. Rides are not available for non-essential needs such as getting to and from the airport.
Reston for a Lifetime
Reston for a Lifetime partners with local organizations to implement creative ideas to make our community an even better place to live, work and play.
Reston Useful Services Exchange (USE)
Reston USE is a neighbor-to-neighbor intergenerational time bank “exchange” system with membership open to people who live or work in Reston or Herndon. USE connects people with various needs and others who can meet those needs on a volunteer basis.
Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna
The Shepherd’s Center is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to promoting and supporting purposeful, independent living for mature adults.