Retirees finally have time to pursue hobbies and relax, but for those who’ve accumulated a lifetime of skills and knowledge, the Lifetime Leadership Program (LLP) offers a way to use their expertise in a personally rewarding way to make a difference in their communities.
The LLP seeks retirees who want to move their lives from “success to significance.” The program offers a two and a-half month training session to help people explore opportunities for civic awareness, community engagement, and high-level volunteering.
The program is a partnership between Leadership Fairfax and Volunteer Fairfax and is supported by the Positive Aging Coalition, George Mason University, Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, and the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging.
The fall session begins Sept. 18. To be eligible, you need a demonstrable connection to Fairfax County and evidence of leadership in the workplace or community. It also requires a significant financial contribution; tuition for the six daylong classes is $500.
You can learn more about this program by attending one of two introductory meetings this summer: July 10, 1-3 p.m., or Aug. 1, 11 a.m.-noon. Both meetings are at the Leadership Fairfax offices, 8230 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 350, Vienna. To register, contact Moniek, 703/752-7504.