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The Fairfax is Northern Virginia’s premier community for retired military officers and their spouses (US Uniformed Services, CIA, FBI, Foreign Service, and other Federal Agencies, in addition to parents of active and retired military personnel). Established in 1989 by the nonprofit Army Retirement Residence Foundation-Potomac (ARRF-P), our residents take pride in our rich history steeped in military traditions, and we are also honored to offer an opportunity for non-military residents to call The Fairfax home.
Because most of our residents have the shared connection of serving in our military or government, our activities calendar is tailored to their common interests. We emphasize our annual events as an opportunity to gather and celebrate the incredible men and women who live among us and have served our country by arranging celebrations on Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, service birthdays, and other meaningful occasions.
In addition to frequent trips in the local area, we host overnight trips to Cape May, resorts in Pennsylvania, and many other historical locations up and down the East Coast. And, to ensure the community is consistently meeting residents' needs, we are proud to boast an active Residents' Council with elected representatives; each building has two Council representatives, and these individuals pay close attention to their neighbors' feedback and opinions, to constantly refine the resident experience at The Fairfax.
Each day, we host a variety of activities, including yoga classes; bridge games; lectures; current events discussions; musical performances; and writing and poetry groups. We take pride in our culinary excellence, and frequently feature theme nights, as well as pop-up farm-to-table dinners in the courtyard; with both formal and casual dining, as well as private dining options, there is something for everyone at The Fairfax.
Residents and families will tell you that the beauty of our community grounds is unparalleled. And, because so many of our residents are looking for an active, healthy lifestyle, we provide ample opportunities to enjoy the features of our stunning property, including:
We would love to talk with you and your family about what life is like at The Fairfax. We invite you to give us a call, schedule a tour, and talk with us about enjoying the next chapter of life among new friends and beautiful surroundings.
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The move to an independent living community can be complex, from making the initial decision to selling your current home. That’s why The Fairfax has created the Try Us Out program.
Experience all of the benefits of maintenance-free living on our gorgeous 60-acre campus, along with our full range of activities and amenities — all while avoiding the hassle of living in your home while it’s on the market.
When you Try Us Out, your monthly rent includes:
Saturday, May 4 | 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Have sensitive documents that need to be discarded? If so, we invite you to join The Fairfax team and the Army Retirement Residence Foundation-Potomac for our Annual Shred Event! Located at the Community Center Circle.
Please RSVP to Diana at the Army Foundation at 703-781-2460.
Every 3rd Thursday of the Month | 11:00 a.m.
The Alzheimer’s Association will be utilizing The Fairfax as a site for an Alzheimer’s Support Group, facilitated by Susanne Young of Eldertree Care Management Services. The support group will meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. in the Living Room and is open to residents and family members of The Fairfax as well as the local community. If you would like to attend or would like more information, please call Morning Carson at 703-799-1200.
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