Community Engagement

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“While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many.”
Lady Bird Johnson



Hollin Hall Advisory Council

1st Thursday
The Hollin Hall Advisory Council is an elected group of the center’s registered participants. They meet monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. The Council meeting discusses various center activities, the needs and funding requirements, and concerns of the members. The Council members are the driving force behind our Annual Bazaar in October! As a member of the center, you are more than welcome to sit in on the monthly meetings.



Bucknell Elementary School

Bucknell Elementary School is excited to invite you to be a part of their “Sponsor a Grade” Volunteer Tutoring Program. The school is still looking for volunteers to come to Bucknell and spend a little time with a small group of students or one-on-one. Volunteers will partner-read, play math and literacy games, and help students practice basic skills. All tutors will receive guidance and support from a cooperating Bucknell teacher.
If you are interested in “Sponsor a Grade”, or you are interested in becoming a PEN PAL please contact:

Pierce Prior, School Counselor
Bucknell Elementary School

Julie Ellis, Director,
Hollin Hall Senior Center

Or just stop by the HHSC Main Office!


Kaps for Kids (See Needlework Group information)

The Needlework Group is responsible for the Kaps for Kids Community Service Project at the Hollin Hall Senior Center. Handmade hats and scarves are distributed to local schools, churches, shelters and organization serving community members in need.

The Advisory Council provides funding for supplies to support this project. Donations of washable yarns are accepted and greatly appreciated.


Parkinson’s Support Group – General Meeting

1st Wednesday

This is a support group for PD patients, caregivers, and friends. We have speakers, demonstrations and discussion on topics of mutual concern. All are welcome. We are affiliated with the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area.

For more information please call: 703-768-8232.




Parkinson’s – Dance for PD

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Wednesday
This program is offered through Bowen McCaluley Dance to provide weekly dance and movement  to those with Parkinson’s and their care-partners; free of charge. Besides the health benefits,  dance takes the mind and spirit away from the thoughts of disease, disability and social isolation.


VIP Group (Visually Impaired Persons)

Monday & Wednesday, 
This group consists of individuals with varying degrees of vision loss. Members of this group are invited to participate in any of the activities that interest them at the Center. The scheduled program provides time for socialization, low impact exercise, recreation and educational activity.



Welcome Wagon

Third Monday 
We welcome new members to tour the center and have an opportunity to meet the staff,
participants and volunteers and peek in on classes and programs in session. Have you been a member of the center for a while but never attended a “Welcome Wagon” session? Well, you are more than welcome to join Jan on her tour of HHSC!