Community Spotlight: Northern Virginia Aging Network (NVAN)

NVAN is made up of a number of advocates for Northern Virginia’s senior population and their families and caregivers.  The network was created to address concerns aging communities and organizations working closely with this population are facing and to discuss a regional approach to critical issues affecting elders in Northern Virginia.   The network is made up of a number of advocates and service providers in Alexandria, Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William, Fairfax and Falls Church.

NVAN’s main project is to develop a state legislative platform which the organization does by sponsoring a legislative breakfast forum each year.  This Forum raises awareness about NVAN’s legislative platform and gives Northern Virginians a chance to speak directly with legislators about their concerns surrounding issues affecting older adults.  NVAN works to “enlightened policies and regulations that will make aging with dignity available to all older Virginians”.   The Network works hard to make sure the issues seniors decide are important get brought to the Virginia General Assembly in a legislative Platform.  For more information contact Terri Lynch at

Contributor: Stephanie Luckam