Gold Patrons

The Beacon Newspapers is a family-owned business dedicated to providing well-written, useful information of interest to people 50 and over and their families. The company was founded in 1989 by publisher Stuart Rosenthal and his wife, Judy, the associate publisher.  Free monthly print editions of the Beacon cover the Greater Washington (D.C.) area, the Greater Baltimore (Maryland) area and Howard County (Maryland). A fourth edition — covering the Coachella Valley, where Palm Springs, Calif. is located — launched in January 2012, representing our first foray outside the mid-Atlantic area.  The Beacon’s award-winning content covers health, financial, career, housing, travel and arts topics, as well as local events and feature stories.

The farm families that own Cabot Creamery Co-operative love what they do. And they’ve been doing it for a long time—every single day since 1919. Almost 100 years later, we’re proud of our thriving farms, strong communities, and happy, healthy cows that produce the rich, buttery milk that we use to make Cabot’s award-winning cheese and dairy products. We like to think those awards mean we’re doing something right. Of course, you’re a big part of this too. If you love eating our cheese as much as we love making it, then we’ll get to keep doing what we do for generations to come.  We’re in this together—and, behalf of the 1,000 families who own Cabot Creamery Co-operative, we’re grateful for your support. http://www.cabotcheese.coop/

Chesterbrook Residences is not-for-profit assisted living community for seniors 62 years young and better.  We are a vibrant community full of activities, great food, and around-the-clock nursing care.  From the fully independent resident to an individual seeking more assistance and support, our care and lifestyle choices are designed with you in mind.  At Chesterbrook Residences, we make life bright; you make life your own!  Like our residents say, “it’s a great place to call home!” 

Connection Newspapers is a locally-owned media company that publishes weekly, community media, dating from 1784. Today, Connection Newspapers and Digital reaches 15 select communities in the Washington metropolitan markets, reaching an audience of more than 200,000 through weekly print and digital editions and associated web sites, email blasts, sponsored content and social media through Facebook and Twitter. Readers and viewers can reach the area’s most trusted and comprehensive source for community news 24/7 at www.ConnectionNewspapers.com. The Connection Newspapers has won more than 200 editorial awards in news, sports, entertainment, business, special projects, design, graphics, photography, ad design and more.

Providing Individual: Fascial Stretch Therapy; Personalized Nutrition Protocol; Mindfulness Training; Mood Balancing.

Benefits may be seen in: Performance, Flexibility, Sense of well-being, Injury recovery.

Appointments available. Group Classes for the Fall forming now. www.iekoe.com. Or call 571-491-6969.

In its 52nd year, the Fairfax County Times still delivers content, credibility and county wide circulation. With a weekly circulation of 100,000 newspapers, the Times gets into more homes than any other weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia, covering the most relevant topics — Crime, Sports, DIY, Homes, Family, Health & Food, Pets — the topics Fairfax County readers care most about.  The Fairfax County Times is part of Whip It Media. Whip It Media is a multi media corporation and leader in the advertising and marketing industry. Falling under its umbrella are The Fairfax Times, The Washington Suburban Press Network, and digital agency; Media Prowler. With its well established family of publications and digital component, Whip it Media is vested in offering innovative ways of reaching local and national audiences.

The flip50 app is the digital companion to the flip50 healthy lifestyle program for those of us ages 50+

With flip50, it’s easy for anyone aged 50+ to stay motivated to exercise, eat well, and take time to shake off stress. And more than that – it’s fun! flip50 is an all-in-one, guided healthy lifestyle program that adapts to fit your busy schedule.

Flip50 creates simple weekly plans tailored to your needs that include everything you need to boost your energy, activity, nutrition and peace-of-mind:

  • Access to over 10,000 gyms and classes at fitness locations like Curves, LA Fitness + many more, plus, expert advice and ideas for fitness activities you can do at home or outside that are geared to your needs
  • Customized menu plans with recipes for healthy, delicious and easy to prepare meals
  • Discounts on a range of alternative therapies, like massage and acupuncture, right in your neighborhood – restoring balance to your day and giving you some real ‘me-time’
  • Personalized weekly activity plans, helping you to slot exercise, nourishing meals and quiet moments to de-stress into your busy week. Can’t do today’s activity? No problem! Flip things up at the touch of a button
  • A smart-learning program that will adapt to your likes and schedule as you go, making it more and more fun to stick with the plan and feel great doing it
  • The flip50 app puts the entire program at your fingertips

While not required to download and use the flip50 app, a membership in flip50 will enable you to take full advantage of all program benefits.

With flip50 you can flip the script on life after 50 as you knew it!


Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) is a proud sponsor and Gold Patron of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO).  GHI and NVSO share a common goal in expanding the possibilities of aging and enhancing the lives of older adults in Northern Virginia.

Celebrating over 50 years of providing exceptional service to older adults and inspiring excellence in senior living and care, GHI is a nonprofit, mission-based Virginia corporation.

Do you have a vision for retirement?  GHI offers you choices:

  • Two senior Life Plan Communities:  Goodwin House Alexandria in Alexandria’s West End and Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads in Falls Church.
  • Goodwin House at Home:  an innovative living at home life care and services program.
  • Goodwin House Palliative Care and Hospice:  a growing Medicare-certified service.
  • Goodwin House Alexandria Small House Living and Health Care Center:  a pioneering new model of person-centric care in a home-like environment.

Call 703.824.1238 or visit goodwinhouse.org to learn more.

GREENSPRING, the largest retirement community of its type in Northern Virginia. Greenspring is the perfect place to enjoy an active lifestyle now, with added peace of mind for the future. Everything you need is right on campus, including continuing care services, should your health needs ever change. Greenspring is supported by the nation’s largest integrated health and wellness system for seniors. Nestled on 108 acres and bordered on three sides by wooded parkland, Greenspring is home to more than 2,000 residents. A refundable deposit guarantees there is no financial risk and the monthly service package includes utilities, maintenance and flexible dining plans you can use in any of the four on-site restaurants. On-site amenities include restaurants; stores; medical center with full time physicians; an all-season swimming pool; a fitness center with full-time trainers; barber shop and hair salon; bank; and a full-time, interfaith pastoral staff. For more information, visit http://www.EricksonLiving.com/greenspring or call 703-913-1200 or 1-800-788-0811.

Humana’s diverse lines of business work to serve all types of consumers. From families to seniors to military members to disabled individuals, there is a plan to meet many unique needs. Find out how Humana’s associates are committed to customer service. Our team uses innovation to deliver results to our consumers. Northern Virginia has two Humana agents here to Serve you.

Montavius Euwing can be contacted via phone at (703)342-6925. Miguel Sanchez can be contacted via phone at (804)874-9380. Both of these gentleman are here to serve the Northern Virginia Market. You can also visit their websites at  (www.humana.com/mewing) and (www.humana.com/msanchez37).

Jim Koons Automotive has 19 locations throughout Washington DC and Baltimore MD with a wide selection of vehicles to choose from, and teams of specialists who have the knowledge and expertise to assist you throughout your car buying experience. We have sold over two million vehicles to residents in MD, VA and DE and are committed to ensuring that you find the right vehicle for you. We’ve also garnered a reputation for offering high-quality used cars for sale as well. Backed by the Koons Used Car Advantage, each vehicle is carefully selected and tested to not only meet your high standards for quality, but to exceed them as well.  Koons Automotive Companies also has service and repair locations serving the greater Baltimore and Washington DC areas. If you bought a vehicle from a Koons Automotive dealership a day ago, a month, a year, or longer, you’re a member of the family! We could talk all day about everything we have to offer our valued customers, but truth be told, we would love to show your firsthand. We cordially invite you and your family to come visit us any time, go to www.koons.com to see all of our locations!

The Loudoun Times-Mirror is steeped in two centuries of local newspapering in one of the fastest growing counties in America.  Family-owned and operated, Arthur “Nick” Arundel purchased the paper in 1963.  His son, Peter, now owns the media company, comprised of a web site, lifestyle magazine, business magazine and dozens of special publications and community events. 

 The company takes pride in its long standing community roots, giving back to dozens of non-profits and partnering with the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce on a scholarship program for outstanding Loudoun high school students.

 The Times-Mirror has been awarded “Best Large Weekly” in the state by the prestigious Virginia Press Association six out of the past seven years.  It is the only countywide newspaper and the advertising results speak for themselves.  A recent survey by the University of Virginia proved that 71% of county residents take their news from the Times-Mirror. Click here to view the survey. http://www.loudountimes.com/

From companionship to end-of-life care, we help clients stay at home by finding fun, personalized ways to celebrate aging while providing 24/7 care and support.

Many companies have core values in their mission statement, but few truly live by them. Nurse Next Door is one of those few.

Core values are part of our DNA — it is the filter that our Leadership Team uses for decision-making, how our caregivers engage with clients, and how we operate our business.

Our Core Values:

Admire People:  Our clients aren’t just case files. They’re real people.

Wow Customer Service:  “Good” just won’t do. We don’t rest until we’ve exceeded expectations.

Find a Better Way:  We try new things and grow through innovation.

Passionate About Making a Difference  We look for people who genuinely care about what they’re doing.

Our talent is caring.

Aarondale, Heatherwood, Paul Spring & The Ashleigh at Lansdowne Experience “Purposeful Living” at Retirement Unlimited, Inc.’s Northern Virginia Communities – Aarondale Community, Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community, Heatherwood Community, and Paul Spring Community. Inspired by a passion for providing exceptional customer service as well as an enriching and luxurious lifestyle for the senior population, Retirement Unlimited, Inc. built their first community in 1984.  With seven communities and more to come, RUI strives to take the senior living experience to the next level by offering diverse enrichment programs, social experiences, and levels of care in a comfortable and elegant setting.  Our Communities provide Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care – Inspiritás, and are designed to allow our residents to get the most out of their new home.  Learn more at www.rui.net.

SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading community fitness program for older Americans. The program was founded in 1992 and is available to more than 15 million Medicare beneficiaries through many Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans, giving members unlimited access to more than 14,000 participating locations across the country. For more information, to check eligibility or enroll, go to SilverSneakers.com.

At UnitedHealth Group, we’re committed to helping people live healthier lives and to making the health system work better for everyone. We are here to educate Medicare beneficiaries in our community about the Medicare Advantage benefits that are provided through United Healthcare Dual Special Needs Health Plan. We believe that the  people within our community  deserve to have a health plan that covers their healthcare needs without having to worry about undue healthcare costs from a plan that offers more benefits than traditional Medicare. 

Core to Our United Culture are our values of IntegrityCompassionRelationshipsInnovation and Performance. Every day we all have the opportunity to bring these values to life in the choices we make, the actions we take 

At UnitedHealth Group, we’re committed to helping people live healthier lives and to making the health system work better for everyone. We are here to educate Medicare beneficiaries in our community about the Medicare Advantage benefits that are provided through United Healthcare Dual Special Needs Health Plan. We believe that the  people within our community  deserve to have a health plan that covers their healthcare needs without having to worry about undue healthcare costs from a plan that offers more benefits than traditional Medicare. 

Core to Our United Culture are our values of IntegrityCompassionRelationshipsInnovation and Performance. Every day we all have the opportunity to bring these values to life in the choices we make, the actions we take and the words we say.


The Virginian is a senior living community in Fairfax that pulses with a heartbeat and spirit that come alive every day through the people who live here. It’s a community where all are welcome, and where all are in control of their own lives. A place where you can embrace whatever has always been important to you while pursuing whatever adventures your future might hold.

Westminater at Lake Ridge is located in an ideal wooded setting, next to the historic riverside town of Occoquan, just over the river from Fairfax and close to everything the Northern Virginia and the D.C. Metro Area have to offer. Westminster at Lake Ridge features maintenance-free cottage and apartment homes, many with views of the woods or our two ponds. Our spacious homes include a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, plenty of storage and closet space, and either a patio or balcony. Dining, weekly housekeeping, parking and transportation are all included. Westminster at Lake Ridge has healthcare available on-site whether for brief or extended stay should you need it. Enjoy two restaurants, a private dining room for special occasions, a gift shop, swimming, tennis, gardening, a library and billiards room, woodworking shop, fitness center and classes, hair salon and more just outside your door. Join us at one of our upcoming events, meet our residents and then take a tour of our new cottage and apartment models. Visit www.wlrva.org for a list of upcoming events or for more information, or call toll-free 1-866-369-5782 or 703-496-3440.

 

Silver Patrons

At Aetna Better Health of Virginia, we believe in improving every life we touch as good stewards to those we serve.  Aetna Better Health of Virginia offers managed care services and programs to individuals and families who qualify for Medicaid, FAMIS (Family Access to Medical Insurance Security), and CCC Plus (Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus).  We have been serving the Medicaid population in Virginia since 1996.

Our passion is our patients’ success

Conveniently located inside the Washington metropolitan area, beautiful Burke, Virginia is where we call home. We’re not far from several major hospitals including Inova Fairfax Hospital, and have been proudly serving patients in Burke, Fairfax, Springfield, and beyond since 1991.

Step through our doors and you’ll find a 4,200 square foot rehabilitation gym that features an activities and daily living suite, and the most modern equipment available. Every single aspect of our center is focused on patient comfort and is bright, crisp, clean, and welcoming. It’s the perfect environment for complete recovery.

At Burke Health & Rehabilitation Center, we’re also proud to be part of the communities we serve. We’re actively involved in promoting health education throughout the area, and are members of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. We sponsor blood pressure drives throughout the year and provide educational opportunities at our center for students in nursing and physical therapy.

Sunrise Senior Living offers the finest senior living and care options to seniors and their families. Learn more about Sunrise at http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com

The Fauquier Times is a direct descendant of Warrenton’s original newspaper, the Palladium of Liberty, first published in 1817. Today, the Fauquier Times and its sister publications are locally owned by Piedmont Media LLC. The Fauquier Times, Prince William Times and Gainesville Times are published weekly on Wednesdays.

InsideNoVa.com is Northern Virginia’s leading news, sports, traffic and weather website, owned by Northern Virginia Media Services. Northern Virginia Media Services publishes six weekly newspapers: InsideNoVa/Prince William (formerly Prince William Today), InsideNoVa/North Stafford (formerly the Stafford County Sun), the Belvoir Eagle, the Quantico Sentry and the Sun Gazettes serving Arlington and Fairfax counties. Our newspapers reach 130,000 households every week in Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park, Stafford, Great Falls, McLean, Vienna, Oakton and Arlington.  We also publish Washington FAMILY Magazine and WashingtonFamily.com. Washington FAMILY is the region’s leading parenting resource, distributed monthly at nearly 2,000 locations throughout Northern Virginia, Washington and suburban Maryland.

As a family-owned company, we’re committed to helping our customers and employees live heathier, better lives through food. That commitment includes sharing food and enriching our neighborhoods in every way we can. We believe communities thrive when we all work together.

Bronze Patrons

Michael Arens   Greta Budweg    André Francis     Suzan French    Victor Litwinsky   Judy Massabny   Peter McGuirk   Karl Mueller   Mandy Whelan

 The Arlington Catholic Herald is the official newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington.  You can browse local, national and international headlines, read the bishop`s latest homilies and search our classified ads. Find spiritual nourishment in the “Your Faith” section, and keep up on the latest editorials under “Opinions.” Check out upcoming events in your community or submit a letter to the editor.  The Arlington Catholic Herald supports the Church’s mission to evangelize by providing news from a Catholic perspective. We inform, inspire and connect Catholics by sharing the faith story of the Arlington Diocese

The Falls Church News-Press is published weekly on Thursday and is distributed free of charge throughout the City of Falls Church, the Greater Falls Church area, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. https://fcnp.com

NOVEC, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is a locally based and locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. NOVEC provides reliable electric service to more than 167,000 homes and businesses located in Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties, the City of Manassas Park and the Town of Clifton, all in the state of Virginia. Learn more about NOVEC.