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Community Involvement

The Shepherd Center of Oakton-Vienna ( provides services to assist older adults to continue to live independently in their own homes and offers programs which supply opportunities for enrichment, learning, and socialization.


The center works towards:

  • Involving and sustaining older people who desire to live independently in their own homes
  • Enhancing life satisfaction through caring relationships, lifelong learning, creative expression, community service, and the discovery of inner resources
  • Providing opportunities for older persons to use their experience, training, and skills in significant roles in society
  • Helping to strengthen congregational ministries with older adults, building an interfaith coalition that encourages community collaboration
  • Encouraging and experimenting with new approaches and programs that will contribute to quality aging for both the active and the homebound


VLP Financial Advisors supports the efforts of the Shepherd Center through the sponsorship of fundraising events. We are committed to helping the Shepherd Center serve older persons in the Vienna and Oakton area of Northern Virginia.

The Ronald McDonald House located on the grounds of the INOVA Fairfax (  is a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

At the House, families enjoy:

  • Home-cooked meals
  • Private bedrooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Public computers
  • Playrooms for children
  • A safe, peaceful environment

The VLP staff volunteers several times a year to buy food and cook a family-style dinner for the residents at the house. To see some of the amazing meals prepared at the house find us on Facebook at:


Adopt-A-Highway ( is a top-notch environmental effort, VLP Financial Advisors as well as tens of thousands of Virginians participate in the program which is nationally recognized for "superior progress in the prevention and collection of litter."

VLP Financial Advisors adopted part of Old Courthouse Road located directly outside of the Vienna office. The staff goes out and picks up trash and debris on the road at least four times a year. To see pictures of us in our fashionable orange vests find us on Facebook at: