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MCVA 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 (MCVA), is a new community-based, volunteer-managed initiative in McLean, Virginia. MCVA seeks to make McLean a friendly, connected, and supportive community for all, while recognizing the special needs of older adults and adults living with disabilities.
With 30% aged 55 or older, McLean has a disproportionately larger older population within Fairfax County where the median age is under 40 years.
The age distribution of McLean's total
population of 63,000 is:
under 35 years 39%
35 to 54 years 31%
55 years and older 30%
History of MCVA
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.