McLeanCVA premise: The wisdom and experience of a fully engaged senior community enhance the lives of all in the neighborhood.
McLean Community: A Village for All Ages (McLeanCVA), is a community-based, volunteer-managed initiative in McLean, Virginia. McLeanCVA seeks to make greater McLean a friendly, connected, and supportive community for all, while recognizing the interests of our 50+ community and adults living with disabilities.
History of McLeanCVA: In early 2011, five individuals, namely McLean residents Jerry Hopkins, Vicki Doff and Eileen Duggan and Fairfax County personnel, Jennnifer Boysko, staff aide to Supervisor John Foust and Patricia Rohrer, Long Term Care Program Developer, explored the need to make McLean a more supportive community for all, with a focus on older adults and adults with disabilities.
In October 2011, Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust convened a Forum at the Capital One HQ in Tysons Corner that was attended by more than 100 community group representatives and interested individuals.
Through discussion groups and a survey, the attendees unequivocally confirmed the need for an initiative to support all residents who desired to “stay in place,” and live active, independent lives by developing a village of services.
As a follow-up to this meeting, a group of committed community volunteers engaged in the planning and development of McLean’s “Village” initiative.
In 2013, volunteers began offering McLeanCVA Senior Source (MSS) at the McLean Community Center. The goal was to help residents get answers to a host of practical living concerns that included: daily living solutions, insurance, legal, financial, transportation, and housing, as well as entertainment, recreation, volunteering and socialization activities. Since it’s launch, hundreds of greater McLean residents have been served. Today, the volunteers can be found at Dolley Madison Library and The Lewinsville Residences three days a week in addition to other community outreach events. To find out when you can find a volunteer to help get answers to your questions, visit our calendar.
In mid-2015, McLeanCVA obtained tax-exempt status 501(c)(3) and incorporated in the State of Virginia.
In Sept. 2017, 300 residents join in a discussion “Is McLean Ready for the Rest of Our Lives.” Join for free to contribute to this discussion.
Organization of McLeanCVA:
Our 2017 Board of Directors includes:
Kay Bransford, President
Robyn Lighthammer, Vice President
Chris LaMarca, Secretary
Carolyn Stevens, Treasurer
Judy Seiff, Member-At-Large
If you would like to join our growing roster of community volunteers, contact: