Thank you to all who attended the Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair on April 8. It was a fabulous day of networking, education and resources for adults in  our community. I

Thank you to our wonderful partners, Celebrate Fairfax, Inc., Fairfax County Government, our sponsors, volunteers, exhibitors and workshop presenters.

We want to say thank you especially to our participants– we could not have done it without you!

We hope to see you next year.

Click here to see Fairfax County’s Channel 16 coverage of the event.

The Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair

Monday, April 8, 2019
8:45 am- 4 pm

The fair will feature 60+ local exhibitors to visit between
8:45 am and 4 pm

Welcome and  Keynote Address Begins at 9:45 am

Cost: FREE

In collaboration with Fairfax County and community partners, the Northern Virginia Positive Aging and Wellness Fair will offer tools and information to educate and inspire adults to achieve a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle as they age. 

Location: Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax.

Keynote Speaker: Pat Collins

Pat Collins

Pat Collins is a general assignment reporter for News4, covering breaking news and feature reports.

Collins joined News4 in 1986. Prior to that, he worked for WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., and WLS-TV in Chicago. He also spent seven years as a general assignment, investigative and feature reporter for WDVM-TV (now WUSA-TV) in Washington, D.C. 

He began his career as a print journalist working first for the Washington Daily News and later for the Washington Star. Collins actually began writing for newspapers at the age of 15, and, by the age of 17 he had a regular column in the Daily News.

Collins has earned 10 Emmy awards, two Clarion awards, and a Chesapeake Associated Press Award for “Best Feature Reporter.”

Collins was inducted into The Silver Circle by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his more than 25 years of television service in Washington, D.C.

After graduating from Notre Dame in 1968, Collins spent a year in Vietnam. He is a native Washingtonian and lives in the city with his wife and three children.

Click here for pictures from the 2017 fair