March 22, 2023
Aging in Northern Virginia

Research and Investments to support those 65 and older

Northern Virginia is home to more than 310,000 adults over 65, of which 82 percent are living in a condo or house that they own. These aging homeowners have high rates of disability (28 percent) and poverty (13 percent are living below 200 percent of federal poverty).  Source: American Community Survey, 2015-19; Insight Region® 2023 Growing Old Together in Northern Virginia Report

To address the needs of our aging population, the Community Foundation has produced data-driven reports, developed a permanent endowment, and makes grants annually to support non-profit partners working to support our neighbors 65 and older each year - having awarded $225,000 since 2011 in this field.

Connect with all of our Aging Resources below.

Data-Driven Publications

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Growing Old Together in Northern Virginia
The family, homes, and budgets our region needs as we age

March 2023, Insight Region®
“To live well as we age, most of us will need to change HOW we live. We must ask how Northern Virginia can support the priority of families, by making it easier to enter and remain in a caregiving role; support the home priority by increasing the supply of accessible, affordable housing; and how we can support the budget priority by helping individuals plan, earn, and afford more."

A Portrait of our Aging Population in Northern Virginia
January 2014
“The reality of increasing numbers of seniors aging in place is that support programs for activities of daily living such as shopping, meal preparation, and transportation, will be more important than ever. The need for such services will grow exponentially as the population increases in the next two decades."

Grant Cycle

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To help Northern Virginians over the age of 65 remain in their homes, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia makes grants with a focus in Aging annually through the Community Investment Funds grant cycle.

Since 2011, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $225,000 to support older adults throughout the region through this fund. See a list of all grantees.
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Permanent Fund for Aging in Northern Virginia

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The Aging Fund is a component fund of the Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia, an unrestricted endowment at the Community Foundation that makes grants to support the needs of adults 65 and older throughout the region.

2023 Shape of the Region Conference

The 2023 Shape of the Region Conference focused on the needs of aging Northern Virginians. Keynote speakers and panelists reflected on the systems that currently support us as we age, and shared innovative ideas for how our region can adapt to address this growing segment of our population.

See the full recording of the event below.

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