|The Snappy Tappers perform at the Lincolnia Senior Center open house.|
Among the guests were Jill Gerald of Lincolnia and Joanne Hatfield of Annandale, long-time friends, who met when the building was once the site of Lincolnia Elementary School.
|The renovated lobby at the senior residences.|
Gerald recalls growing up in Lincolnia before Interstate 95 and Beauregard Street were built. Her mother’s cousin had “the biggest chicken farm in Fairfax County” on the site of Landmark Mall.
|The lobby at the senior center.|
The facility consists of three separate programs: subsidized housing for lower-income seniors, an adult day care center for seniors who need supervision, and a senior center offering classes, activities, and lunch for active seniors.
The residential part of the facility has a reconfigured lobby, a new arts and crafts room, a new bistro, renovated nursing stations and common area lounges, and reconfigured bathrooms.
|Senior Center patrons perform a line dance.|
The assisted living units are for people who need help with medications or housekeeping or have physical disabilities or mental illness. The program is not for people with memory impairments, as it’s not a secure facility.
There is so much demand for the senior housing, the facility doesn’t even have a waiting list anymore, Porter says.
|The Lincolnia Adult Day Center.|
Lincolnia Senior Center residents have access to community gardens and a field behind the facility. Fairfax County has dropped plans to locate a temporary homeless shelter on that field.