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Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment in Tysons, VA

There's no way around it: Getting diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be both scary and disheartening for patients and their loved ones. The cognitive impairment, memory loss, and eventual cognitive decline can seem like a grim prognosis. Unfortunately, the standard reductionist approach seeking to identify a single silver bullet cure doesn't account for the multifactorial nature of Alzheimer's disease.

That's why treating Alzheimer's disease requires a multifaceted response from functional medicine. While there is no single drug that can cure Alzheimer's, protocols addressing the nuanced factors contributing to the disease can make a difference. That's where Proactive Wellness Centers and Bredesen protocol treatment in Tysons, VA comes into play.

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The Proactive Wellness Approach to Brain Health

At Proactive Wellness, we firmly believe that brain health is an essential part of your overall well-being. However, despite the emergence of new research, there has been limited understanding of how to promote brain health effectively. This includes reducing the risk of dementia/Alzheimer's and stabilizing cognitive decline in patients with early symptoms. Dr. Lawson, an esteemed Bredesen Protocol practitioner and ReCode 2.0 Certified with 17 years of experience in functional medicine can identify and address the root cause of cognitive decline in you or your loved one.

Dr. Lawson's goal isn't to replace the role of family physicians. Rather, we collaborate with primary care physicians, internists, and other medical professionals to provide a comprehensive approach to care. We believe that every individual is unique from a physiological perspective, and therefore, we avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, our programs focus on a customized approach, addressing risk factors that, if avoided or modified, could have beneficial effects for men and women who have dementia.

Our programs have a strong emphasis on slowing down and reversing the aging process, preventing diseases, and treating chronically ill patients. To achieve this, we employ a three-pronged approach:

  • We empower patients with the knowledge they need to manage their health and attain optimal well-being.
  • We prioritize disease prevention by conducting a thorough evaluation with the help of comprehensive diagnostics and the patient's health history form.
  • We collaborate with patients to implement a rejuvenation program that includes various science-based treatments, like our Brain Health Optimization Program (BHOP) for people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's

One of the most popular and effective programs we offer includes Bredesen protocol treatment in Tysons VA. This revolutionary approach to dementia has provided hope and improved cognitive function for countless people in the US. But to understand the importance of the Bredesen protocol, it's important that you first understand dementia, Alzheimer's, and its effect on people across the world.

The Wide-Reaching Effects of

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

There are currently more than 5.8 million individuals in the United States who are living with Alzheimer's disease. It is predicted that the number of individuals with Alzheimer's disease will more than double by 2050.

Dementia is a type of cognitive decline that affects mental abilities. There are many different causes and complex layers involved. Cognitive impairment is characterized by abnormal results on tests measuring memory, speech, critical thinking, and other cognitive abilities, but individuals with this diagnosis are still capable of performing daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Without proper treatment, Alzheimer's disease is likely to follow within a few years. Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent form of dementia, and it is diagnosed through neuro-imaging and analysis of cerebrospinal fluid.

In the past, being diagnosed with Alzheimer's was often worse than receiving a death sentence. It was dehumanizing and stripped individuals of their memories, thinking abilities, and independence. However, after three decades of research, we now have a greater understanding of this devastating illness and even solutions like Bredesen protocol treatment in Tysons, VA that can help patients deal with dementia.

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What Causes Dementia?

Dementia is caused by a normal and healthy brain process that malfunctions due to a toxic environment, inflammation, and a lack of necessary nutrients and hormones. The brain's defense mechanism produces amyloid plaques, which serve as a protective helmet around the brain. Unfortunately, these plaques destroy connections between nerve cells, ultimately affecting comprehension, recollection, and clarity.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Tysons, VA

Dementia by the Numbers

It's important to understand the impact of Alzheimer's disease (AD) around the world. According to the CDC, AD is present in 50% of patients in nursing homes and causes more than 110,000 deaths annually in the US. It was the 6th leading cause of death in 2015. More than 5 million people in the US are affected by AD, and recent data indicates that the problem is getting worse.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 47 million people around the world are currently living with dementia, and this number is expected to rise to 75 million by 2030 and 132 million by 2050. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases.

While reading those statistics can be disheartening, there's reason to be hopeful. New therapies and treatments offered at Proactive Wellness - like Bredesen protocol treatment - can help patients deal with dementia and cognitive decline.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Tysons, VA

The Power of

Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Tysons, VA

The Bredesen Protocol is a highly personalized treatment program that aims to reverse cognitive decline and improve brain function in patients. Dr. Bredesen has designed the protocol to be adaptable and customizable, tailored to the specific symptoms and needs of each patient.

The program is centered around lifestyle changes, medication, and nutritional adjustments, all of which are tailored to address the unique symptoms and environmental factors that may be contributing to cognitive decline. This approach, referred to as ReCODE, helps patients to combat brain fog and prevent the onset of dementia.

It has also helped patients improve cognitive function significantly, reverse symptoms, and even return to work. The ReCODE program comprises lifestyle interventions, therapeutic diets, and targeted nutrients. Proactive Wellness Centers is thrilled to offer this promising treatment modality for Alzheimer's disease to benefit our patients.

It all starts with a baseline Bredesen evaluation at our wellness clinic in Tysons, VA.

Baseline Bredesen Evaluation from

Proactive Wellness Centers

At Proactive Wellness Centers, we have two ways to help patients who are in search of Bredesen protocol treatment in Tysons, VA. The first option is our Baseline Bredesen Evaluation, which is best suited for asymptomatic patients - that is, individuals who do not exhibit any significant cognitive decline beyond what is expected with age. Dr. Bredesen classifies such patients as "PreCode."

This evaluation serves as a starting point for PreCode patients, as well as those who are unsure of their cognitive status and potential risk factors. Our baseline evaluation includes the following:

The first step involves conducting a comprehensive set of baseline labs to evaluate your overall health, closely following the Bredesen protocol. This step goes beyond standard labs that you might have for a physical. It includes tests for magnesium, zinc, and selenium levels, B6, B12, and folate levels, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid levels.

It also includes

  • Pre-Diabetes Evaluation
  • Hormone Level Evaluation
  • Thyroid Level Evaluation
  • Specific Immune Marker Evaluation such as TH1, TH2, IL6, and TNF.

Our goal with this assessment is to establish a starting point and compare your cognitive function against what is typical for your age group. We have chosen to use the CNS Vital Signs cognitive assessment, which is widely recognized as one of the best in the industry. Additionally, we will be conducting the standard MoCA test as part of the evaluation.

A DNA test is performed to identify the specific APOE genotype present in your DNA. APOE e4 has been shown to be associated with an increased chance of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, which occurs after a person is 65 years old.

This step covers your lab results and includes a detailed plan of action to address areas of improvement as identified in your baseline evaluation.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Tysons, VA

What are the Early Signs of

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?

As we grow older, it can be difficult to distinguish between normal changes in our cognitive abilities and the initial signs of dementia. The issue with preventing chronic illnesses is that we often believe we are healthy as long as we don't experience any symptoms, but this is not entirely accurate. Symptoms are typically the last indicator of a disease, meaning it has already progressed by the time they appear.

While it's always best to catch diseases before you notice symptoms, taking proactive measures at the first sign of cognitive changes can greatly impact the aging of your brain and body. It's crucial to act immediately if you're experiencing the following symptoms of Mild Cognitive Impairment. That way, ,you have a better chance of preventing the development of Alzheimer's.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Tysons, VA

Roughly 10% of individuals with MCI progress to Alzheimer's annually.

Fortunately, Bredesen protocol treatment in Tysons, VA may provide you with a chance to delay or even reverse these symptoms

Memory Issues

Memory Issues

You have a hard time remembering events that happened recently, such as appointments or important conversations with loved ones. You may also have trouble remembering important information.

Language Issues

Language Issues

You have trouble finding relevant words when you're talking with other people. You may also have problems following along with complex or complicated discussions.

Maintaining Concentration

Difficulty Maintaining Concentration and Attention

You have noticed a reduced ability to focus and stay honed in on most tasks. You may also not be able to multitask effectively, and it may be harder to keep your attention for long periods of time.

Decline in Executive Functions

Decline in Executive Functions

This symptom involves difficulty with skills like decision-making, planning, problem-solving, and organizing. These difficulties are often most apparent in day-to-day activities.

Visuospatial Awareness

Problems with Visuospatial Awareness

You may have trouble parking your car, judging distances, reading maps, or completing tasks that necessitate spatial orientation.

Impaired Judgement

Impaired Judgement and Reasoning

This may include problems when making judgments or decisions. Examples may consist of difficulties making financial decisions, managing finances, making reasonable and appropriate social decisions, or thinking through risky situations.

Bredesen Protocol Alzheimers Treatment Tysons, VA

By contrast, some of the most common signs of normal aging can include the following

Experiencing temporary lapses in memory, where recently learned details like names or scheduled events may slip from one's mind but can be remembered later on

  • You occasionally make mistakes, but nothing that stands out as significant or unusual.
  • You have to ask for help putting together or setting up electronic devices or equipment.
  • You sometimes forget what day it is but have the ability to remember the correct date later on.
  • Your vision is getting worse, which is caused by cataracts.
  • You experience shortness of breath or get tired more often when being active.
  • You feel unusual aches and pains, especially during poor weather.
  • You get confused sometimes but don't have an inability to make decisions or multitask.
  • You have a hard time keeping your body temp regulated.
  • You get angry or frustrated when tasks aren't completed in certain ways.

Your Trusted Choice for Bredesen Protocol Treatment in Tysons, VA

Maintaining a healthy brain is crucial for one's overall well-being, yet there remains a lack of knowledge when it comes to promoting brain health, reducing the likelihood of dementia, or managing symptoms for those exhibiting early warning signs.

That's why we're excited to offer patients the ReCODE program at Proactive Wellness Centers. Developed by Doctor Bredesen, this treatment has shown remarkable success in improving cognitive function and even reversing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. This comprehensive program includes lifestyle changes, dietary interventions, and specialized nutrients, and we are eager to provide this promising treatment option to patients like you.

If you or a loved one are starting to show concerning signs of cognitive decline, contact our office today to learn more about Bredesen protocol therapy. It could be your first step toward reversing mental decline and enjoying life to its fullest.

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Where to Eat Around Tysons Corner

Tysons Corner is known primarily for three things: its massive pair of malls, the large number of companies headquartered there, and the resulting terrible traffic that results from all of these things colliding at once. A day of hitting the shops or braving the commute is sure to work up an appetite or a thirst, and Tysons Corner has options for nearly every price point and cuisine.Beyond those standouts highlighted here, the number of quick-service and chain options in the area continues to be substantial, from Virginia’s orig...

Tysons Corner is known primarily for three things: its massive pair of malls, the large number of companies headquartered there, and the resulting terrible traffic that results from all of these things colliding at once. A day of hitting the shops or braving the commute is sure to work up an appetite or a thirst, and Tysons Corner has options for nearly every price point and cuisine.

Beyond those standouts highlighted here, the number of quick-service and chain options in the area continues to be substantial, from Virginia’s original Shake Shack location to an outpost of area favorite Lebanese Taverna. Starting this holiday season, shoppers can even stroll the mall with an adult beverage in hand.

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Zentan veteran Yo Matsuzaki is behind this fusion izakaya in the hotel attached to Capitol One’s headquarters. There’s a generous raw bar and dishes like scallops with bacon enoki and yuzu vinaigrette.

This Virginia brewery has made a splash in Tysons with its rooftop beer garden atop the Capitol Hill building, which includes 24 tap lines.

One of the area’s best food trucks has a standalone location to serve up lamb, chicken kebabs, stewed chickpeas, and more.

The revolving sushi bar out of Japan debuted its first Virginia outpost this summer with a steady stream of $3.30 plates. A whopping 140 items circulate on a conveyor belt at any given time, from rolls to noodle soups to a variety of hot and cold side dishes.

Though the Urban Space food hall that originally housed it is no more, this excellent purveyor of pizza by the slice (as well as robust whole pies) lives on in Tysons II.

This international chain out of Hokkaido made its D.C.-area debut with this Tysons location. Expect traditional varieties of ramen, like shio and shoyu, prepared with thin, springy noodles. A small collection of appetizers rounds out the menu. The restaurant is frequently busy, and does a robust takeout business.

A relatively new addition to the area for dim sum, Han Palace also has cocktails and a small patio. Look for items like shrimp toast, stuffed duck, lobster sticky fried rice, and more. Order online here.

This bistro in the Ritz Carlton in Tysons draws menu inspiration from a variety of countries including Italy, Singapore, Thailand, Toronto, and St. Thomas. Options include everything from biryani to katsu sando riffs to lobster pastas.

Shipping containers give shape to this food and beer pop-up with almost an outdoor food hall quality to it, complete with firepits for keeping warm during winter months. The idea is an evolution of Tysons Biergarten and now includes dining from vendors serving waffles and tacos, fast-casual Persian, and sushi burritos (and even sushi pizza).

The Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken is the specialty at this counter service spot. A quarter, half or whole bird can be paired with simple sides including fried yucca, black beans, and salad.

Pho is obviously on the menu at this local chain, but there are also several traditional Vietnamese dishes, from shaking beef to shrimp-stuffed crepes.

Nostos is an underrated destination for contemporary Greek food. There’s a deep lineup of cheese dishes — think pan-fried, sesame-crusted feta served with honey and almonds. Seafood is a speciality, and mezze are plentiful.

This upscale Iranian restaurant comes from Maydan vet Chris Morgan and Persian chef and cookbook author Najmieh Batmanglij. Find luxurious kabobs, platters of duck and lamb shoulder, thadig and more. The Kitchen Collective is also using the space to hold pop-ups featuring upcoming restaurants during daytime hours.

This huge venue from Great American Restaurants has hits from all of its restaurants on the menu, from Sweetwater Tavern to Ozzie’s. Look for crab cakes, lobster rolls, a strong French dip, and more. The restaurant chain has a variety of option in Tysons, including Coastal Flats and new steakhouse, Randy’s Prime Seafood, that’s attached to Patsy’s.

Zentan veteran Yo Matsuzaki is behind this fusion izakaya in the hotel attached to Capitol One’s headquarters. There’s a generous raw bar and dishes like scallops with bacon enoki and yuzu vinaigrette.

This Virginia brewery has made a splash in Tysons with its rooftop beer garden atop the Capitol Hill building, which includes 24 tap lines.

One of the area’s best food trucks has a standalone location to serve up lamb, chicken kebabs, stewed chickpeas, and more.

The revolving sushi bar out of Japan debuted its first Virginia outpost this summer with a steady stream of $3.30 plates. A whopping 140 items circulate on a conveyor belt at any given time, from rolls to noodle soups to a variety of hot and cold side dishes.

Though the Urban Space food hall that originally housed it is no more, this excellent purveyor of pizza by the slice (as well as robust whole pies) lives on in Tysons II.

This international chain out of Hokkaido made its D.C.-area debut with this Tysons location. Expect traditional varieties of ramen, like shio and shoyu, prepared with thin, springy noodles. A small collection of appetizers rounds out the menu. The restaurant is frequently busy, and does a robust takeout business.

A relatively new addition to the area for dim sum, Han Palace also has cocktails and a small patio. Look for items like shrimp toast, stuffed duck, lobster sticky fried rice, and more. Order online here.

This bistro in the Ritz Carlton in Tysons draws menu inspiration from a variety of countries including Italy, Singapore, Thailand, Toronto, and St. Thomas. Options include everything from biryani to katsu sando riffs to lobster pastas.

Shipping containers give shape to this food and beer pop-up with almost an outdoor food hall quality to it, complete with firepits for keeping warm during winter months. The idea is an evolution of Tysons Biergarten and now includes dining from vendors serving waffles and tacos, fast-casual Persian, and sushi burritos (and even sushi pizza).

The Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken is the specialty at this counter service spot. A quarter, half or whole bird can be paired with simple sides including fried yucca, black beans, and salad.

Pho is obviously on the menu at this local chain, but there are also several traditional Vietnamese dishes, from shaking beef to shrimp-stuffed crepes.

Nostos is an underrated destination for contemporary Greek food. There’s a deep lineup of cheese dishes — think pan-fried, sesame-crusted feta served with honey and almonds. Seafood is a speciality, and mezze are plentiful.

This upscale Iranian restaurant comes from Maydan vet Chris Morgan and Persian chef and cookbook author Najmieh Batmanglij. Find luxurious kabobs, platters of duck and lamb shoulder, thadig and more. The Kitchen Collective is also using the space to hold pop-ups featuring upcoming restaurants during daytime hours.

This huge venue from Great American Restaurants has hits from all of its restaurants on the menu, from Sweetwater Tavern to Ozzie’s. Look for crab cakes, lobster rolls, a strong French dip, and more. The restaurant chain has a variety of option in Tysons, including Coastal Flats and new steakhouse, Randy’s Prime Seafood, that’s attached to Patsy’s.

Tysons' surburban-to-urban transformation still a work in progress

Tysons has been working to transform itself from a suburban retail center to a mixed-use, urban oasis for over a decade — but it still has a ways to go.Why it matters: Creating a walkable, transit-friendly, and mixed-use urban downtown isn't easy, especially in a place like Tysons, which sprung up around highways and despite improvements still lacks much of the draw of communities closer to D.C., like walkability, charm, arts and culture, and nightlife.The big picture: Tysons is already a...

Tysons has been working to transform itself from a suburban retail center to a mixed-use, urban oasis for over a decade — but it still has a ways to go.

Why it matters: Creating a walkable, transit-friendly, and mixed-use urban downtown isn't easy, especially in a place like Tysons, which sprung up around highways and despite improvements still lacks much of the draw of communities closer to D.C., like walkability, charm, arts and culture, and nightlife.

The big picture: Tysons is already a large economic bolster for Fairfax County. It sees over $2.4 billion in annual spending, accounting for 8% of the county's tax revenues despite comprising only 1% of its land, according to a recent Tysons Community Alliance (TCA) report.

Under its Comprehensive Plan, Tysons aims to transform the census-designated area into the kind of live-work-play environment seen at The Wharf, with the goal of housing 100,000 residents and 200,000 jobs by 2050.

What they're saying: Tysons is leading the example countrywide in suburbs-to-urban retrofitting, says Alex Iams, FCEDA's executive vice president.

Catch up fast: Tysons was largely farmland until the 1960s, when Dulles, Tysons Corner Center, and the Capital Beltway opened, corresponding with a period when much retail and residents (many of them white) left cities for the suburbs.

State of play: In the decade-plus since then, Tysons has seen a swath of development — today it's home to Fortune 500 companies like Booz Allen, Hilton, and Capital One, the latter of which recently built a sprawling campus complete with a performance hall, a Skypark, hotel, and baseball stadium.

By the numbers: According to TCA's recent survey, Tysons is making strides in some of its 2050 goals.

Meanwhile, residential development is racing to keep up.

Tysons also continues to bet big on the "work" part of the equation, even amid post-Covid office uncertainty:

Reality check: TCA's study also found Tysons has much to accomplish concerning transit, biking, and walking — likely not shocking to anyone who's recently tried to go carless there.

Zoom in: When it comes to walkability, Tysons ranks "somewhat walkable" — better than nearby Reston and Bethesda, but lower than Crystal City.

Yes, but: Its bike score is lacking, worse than Reston, Bethesda, and Crystal City. This is partly thanks to busy roads like routes 123 and 7 and a lack of safe ways to cross them.

The bottom line: Tysons' residential addresses are still more likely to be located in less walkable and bikeable areas farther away from transit options, the study found.

What we're watching: Fairfax has allocated $25 million toward biker and pedestrian updates, part of its $100 million commitment to improving pedestrian safety over the next six years. A new pedestrian/bike bridge was recently built over the Beltway.

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New Report Shows Tysons is Evolving to More Than a Place to Shop and Work

While shopping is still a draw, the community is now a place where more people are coming to live.Years ago, Tysons had a reputation as the place where you went to the mall or to work. Now, a market study shows it’s evolving into a more balanced live-work community.Household growth tripled over the past three years compared with the preceding three years, helping Tysons recover from the pandemic, the 166-page Tysons Market Study finds. ...

While shopping is still a draw, the community is now a place where more people are coming to live.

Years ago, Tysons had a reputation as the place where you went to the mall or to work. Now, a market study shows it’s evolving into a more balanced live-work community.

Household growth tripled over the past three years compared with the preceding three years, helping Tysons recover from the pandemic, the 166-page Tysons Market Study finds. The population grew by 17 percent between 2015 and 2021 to more than 29,000. And it’s projected Tysons will be home to 43,000 people by 2030.

“Available housing units are projected to grow by over 82 percent in the next 10 years. This is substantially higher than the [Fairfax] county rate of 25 percent,” according to the report, commissioned by the Tysons Community Alliance.

“The extent to which Tysons has truly, dramatically, outpaced growth, not only within our region, but among our national peers, is really striking. … It feels like transformation is happening in Tysons,” says Katie Cristol, CEO of the alliance.

In terms of economic impact, taxes from Tysons add up to $268 million and account for 8 percent of what Fairfax County takes in, yet Tysons sits on 1 percent of the county’s land.

“Tysons is punching above its weight, I guess I would say, when you look at the tax revenue that it brings to the county relative to our relatively small share of the land value,” Cristol says. “There is a great deal that Tysons has to offer in that regard.”

Surveys underway are asking people what they want and need related to transportation, parks, retail, residential, hospitality, and work. Cristol says one overarching idea coming into view is that Tysons “is a community in and of itself. … This is not just a place that you come in to work 9 to 5, but it is a place that you want to stay because your running club meets in the afternoon or there’s jazz on a Friday night or there’s a farmers market that you love. I think those themes of belonging — a sense of place — are really starting to emerge as key ideas.”

In terms of retail, Tysons Corner Center, The Boro, and Tysons Galleria continue to be major destinations and are nearly back to pre-COVID visitation levels. While 56 percent of shoppers travel between 5 and 30 miles to Tysons, 27 percent come from more than 50 miles away.

“It is really known as a global destination for travel, tourism, and shopping for certain segments of people in different parts of the world,” Cristol says. “I think that’s been a long-standing strength of Tysons, and I think that’s going to be core to our recovery.”

Feature image of Perch Putt courtesy KGL Communications

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Apple Tysons Corner welcomes customers to a beautifully reimagined space

Apple Tysons Corner welcomes customers to a beautifully reimagined spaceApple’s first-ever retail location has a new home, featuring inclusive, innovative, and sustainable design enhancements that reflect Apple’s valuesToday, Apple Tysons Corner reopens in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia. The Apple Store location opened its doors to customers 22 years ago on May 19, 2001, introducing the magic of Apple retail to the world. Apple has since opened over 500 Apple Store locations around the world.“Fro...

Apple Tysons Corner welcomes customers to a beautifully reimagined space

Apple’s first-ever retail location has a new home, featuring inclusive, innovative, and sustainable design enhancements that reflect Apple’s values

Today, Apple Tysons Corner reopens in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia. The Apple Store location opened its doors to customers 22 years ago on May 19, 2001, introducing the magic of Apple retail to the world. Apple has since opened over 500 Apple Store locations around the world.

“From the moment we opened our first store at Tysons Corner in northern Virginia, we have prided ourselves on delivering an unparalleled retail experience where our customers can discover products and services that unlock creativity and empower them to do incredible things,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Today we’re thrilled to welcome customers to the beautifully reimagined Apple Tysons Corner.”

“For 22 years, we’ve been building and deepening relationships with our customers at Apple Tysons Corner, and we’re incredibly excited to invite the community to this beautiful new space where the best of Apple comes together,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “Our team is ready to provide exceptional service and help everyone get the most out of Apple’s latest products and services.”

The Apple Retail Experience

Apple Tysons Corner customers will be supported by over 100 talented team members. The team is ready to help the local community discover and shop the iPhone 14 lineup, with its incredible camera capabilities, amazing battery life, and a groundbreaking suite of health and safety features.

Visitors can take a deeper look at the Apple Watch lineup in the newly designed avenue featuring a dedicated space for a more personalized shopping experience. The Genius Bar features a reimagined counter perfect for face-to-face conversations during hands-on technical and hardware support.

At Apple Tysons Corner, Today at Apple participants can explore the latest Apple products and learn how to get started on their new device. The free Apple-led programming includes:

Universal Design

Apple Tysons Corner is centered on universal design principles, creating an inviting space where everyone is welcome. The store offers varied table and seating heights, as well as access routes that give wheelchair users more space to navigate. For hearing aid users, the store offers a portable hearing loop that can be used anywhere. And at the Today at Apple table, an assistive listening loop gives them the chance to tune in to the session, offering a more accessible customer experience.

Sustainability in Stores

As part of Apple’s commitment to sustainability, Apple Tysons Corner has made significant reductions in petrochemical and carbon-intensive materials. The uniquely designed ceiling is made of biogenic acoustic panels and baffles, minimizing the dependency on metals, while the flooring is created with biopolymers, reducing the need for chemical resins. Like all Apple facilities, Apple Tysons Corner runs on 100 percent renewable energy and is carbon neutral.

516-Unit Affordable Housing Development In Tysons Breaks Ground

Local officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for The Exchange at Spring Hill, a 516-unit affordable housing development in Tysons.|Updated Wed, Dec 20, 2023 at 3:50 pm ETTYSONS, VA — Fairfax County officials, business leaders, and affordable housing advocates gathered in Tysons Tuesday morning to break ground on The Exchange at Spring Hill Station. When completed, the 20-story mixed-use building will add 516 residential units to the county's affordable housing stock."This groundbreaking marks a sig...

Local officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for The Exchange at Spring Hill, a 516-unit affordable housing development in Tysons.

|Updated Wed, Dec 20, 2023 at 3:50 pm ET

TYSONS, VA — Fairfax County officials, business leaders, and affordable housing advocates gathered in Tysons Tuesday morning to break ground on The Exchange at Spring Hill Station. When completed, the 20-story mixed-use building will add 516 residential units to the county's affordable housing stock.

"This groundbreaking marks a significant step forward in our commitment to providing affordable housing options at-scale in an area of incredible opportunity," said Carmen Romero, the CEO and president of affordable housing developer APAH. “The significance of this project is not lost on us — bringing the first 100 percent affordable deal to Tysons, a thriving, rapidly expanding community. The residents who will call The Exchange home will have access to a vibrant and rapidly growing community full of opportunity and resources. Yes, where you build matters, but who you build for matters just as much."

Located at short walk from Metro's Spring Hill Station, The Exchange will include 112 one-bedroom units, 306 two-bedroom units, and 98 three-bedroom units at different levels of affordability.

Area Median Income (AMI)30%50%60%$70
Equivalent Income$43,549$72,582$87,098$101,614
Number of units10012560116

The numbers in the table are based on the county's current AMI of $145,164, according to the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

“Despite its economic muscle, Tysons has remained out of reach for many who work here to also live here," Fairfax County Board of Supervisor Chair Jeff McKay said, stressing the importance of bringing affordable housing to Tysons. "That is why the groundbreaking of The Exchange at Spring Hill Metro is so important. We are providing homes for those who fuel the local economy. In order to remain the economic hub of Fairfax County, Tysons’ workers need to have the opportunity to live near where they work."

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The Exchange will also include 100 project-based voucher units and a 30,000-square-foot community center, operated by Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services. The facility will offer a basketball court, fitness center, and county-run programming that will be free and open to the public.

Hunter Mill Supervisor Walter Alcorn, whose district the building is located in, told Patch on Wednesday he was pleased that Tysons would be getting its first fully dedicated affordable housing community.

"This will not only provide needed housing for hundreds of working families, it will also mean a 30,000 sf Fairfax County community center – another first for Tysons that will be an amenity for future residents at the Exchange and also for the broader Tysons community," he said.

The Exchange at Spring Hill is being financed via two 4 percent Low Income Housing Credit loans. While Virginia Housing is providing a construction loan for permanent financing, Bank of America and Freddie Mac had teamed up to provide construction and permanent financing of more than. $227 million.

In addition, the Fairfax County Redevelopment Housing Authority issued bonds and the county was providing gap funding to pay for the land and lead the development of the community center.

“Affordable housing is a team sport," said FCHRA Chair Lenore Stanton. "The building materials for The Exchange at Spring Hill Metro include a wide variety of finance and development tools utilized by many partners and the FCRHA team. The result is a reimagination of this property into more than 500 new, affordable homes. But more than that, by co-locating the Tysons Community Center here, we are also building a place where people can come together to socialize and learn, within walking distance to the Metro station.”

An additional $89 million was being provided by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development Governor’s pool bond allocation, with the Virginia Housing Trust Fund and Housing Innovations in Energy Efficiency providing gap funding.

Thanks to a $56 million investment from Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund, APAH will be able to build all 516 apartments all at once, which should speed up the construction timeline. If all goes as planned, the project is expected to be completed in four years.

“As the first 100 percent affordable multifamily development in Tysons, The Exchange at Spring Hill Station will provide residents with easy access to transit, access to some of the best schools, jobs and amenities in the region, all in the highly desirable Tysons community,” said Senthil Sankaran, managing principal, Amazon Housing Equity Fund. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with APAH, with Fairfax County, Virginia Housing and the Governor’s office to support the creation of 516 new, family-friendly affordable homes."

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From left, Tom Fleetwood, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority; Bill Curtis, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development; Tammy Neale, Virginia Housing; Chair Lenore Stanton, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority; Supervisor Dalia A. Palchik, Providence District; Supervisor Walter L. Alcorn, Hunter Mill District; U.S. Congressman Connolly, Virginia’s 11th District; Carmen Romero, APAH; Senthil Sankaran, Amazon Housing Equity Fund; Larry Di Rita, Bank of America; Katie Cristol, Tysons Community Alliance; Matt Birenbaum, APAH Board.

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