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Aging & Adult Services

The Aging and Adult Services Division serves seniors and adults with disabilities with special emphasis given to those who have a low income and are most at risk of being institutionalized.  The office also serves as the Area Agency on Aging and provides staff support for the Alexandria Commission on Aging. To contact the office, please call 703.746.5999. 

Alexandria Aging Strategic Plan, The Alexandria of Our Future, A Livable Community for All Ages; Strategic Plan on Aging 2013-2017 




  • Burke Library is hosting free financial education programs targeted towards assisting seniors.  Topics include: Identify theft and scams, Saving strategies for Seniors, Making the most of your social security benefits and reverse mortgage information.  Click the flyer for more information.  Flyer 
  • The Alexandria Division of Aging and Adult Services is seeking individuals to serve as volunteer guardians/conservators.  A legal guardian serves in a court-appointed protective role for a senior or disabled adult who has no family member to make decisions related to health care, personal care, finances, or living situation.  Background checks and fingerprints are required.  Training and consistent support are provided by social workers at the agency.  Please call 703.746.5702 or email for more information. 

  • Tax Season is upon us!  Click on the following flyers to see if you are eligible for free income tax assistance.  English flyer   Spanish Flyer 

  • The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive and skilled communicators to be Volunteer OmbudsmenFor information on becoming a volunteer, please click here. 
  • In recognition of Older Americans Month and Building Safety Month, The Hoarding Task Force will present "Spring Clean or Spring Fling" where residents can learn about hoarding, and gain some helpful hints to manage clutter.  Refreshments will be provided, as well as information and resources.  Event will be held on May 12, 10 a.m - 12 p.m at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304.  For questions, please contact SueEllen Mawhinney at 703.746.5689 or
  • The Prevention of Blindness Society is offering FREE glaucoma screenings at the Charles Houston Recreation Center (901 Wythe Street)  on Thursday, May 29  from 10 a.m - 3 p.m.   The test is non-evasive and takes about 1 minute per eye.  The results will be shared with you immediately following the screening.  To schedule an appointment to be screened, please contact Vanessa Greene at 703.746.5456 or

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Caregiver Resources

If you are caring for a loved one, there are many resources available to help you provide care, gather information and support you as a caregiver.
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities  Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

If you are seeking employment, job training or looking for volunteer opportunities, there are many programs available to help you in your search.
Financial Assistance  Financial Assistance

Many programs are available to assist those in financial need including rent relief, property tax relief, utility assistance and general relief.
Housing  Housing 

Information on subsidized housing, home modification programs, homeownership assistance programs and other housing related information.
In-Home Services  In-Home Services 

The In-Home Companion Program provides in-home assistance for low-income adults over the age of 60 and/or who have severe disabilities that prevent them from performing these tasks themselves.
Insurance  Insurance

Information to help unravel the complexities of Medicare and Medicaid, as well as resources for individualized insurance counseling.
Information and Referral  Information and Referral

Resources for finding information about services and programs available in Alexandria as well as nationwide.
Long Term Care and Assisted Living  Long Term Care and Assisted Living

Long Term Care Long term care is generally defined as "Medical care received in a nursing facility or in a community setting that is expected to last at least 30 days". Medicare generally does not pay for this type of care.
Nutrition and Health  Nutrition and Health

Resources for finding information about services and programs available in Alexandria as well as nationwide.


Opportunities to engage in recreation and social activities regardless of your age or ability. .

SAfety, Protection and Legal Services 

Safety, Protection and Legal Services 

Are you at risk of physical abuse, financial exploitation or emotional abuse? Have you witnessed any of this? Are you living alone and need help in an emergency? Is your neighborhood safe?



Programs are available to help you get to medical appointments, the grocery store and other destinations. Limited group transportation is also available.


 Customer Call Center 

Intake for Mental Health,
Intellectual Disability & Substance Abuse Services

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Emergency Mental Health Services

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Adult Protective Services