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.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Information Regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus Response

Aging & Adult Services

The Aging & Adult Services office offers supportive home and community services to eligible adults.

We continue to be available to the community and our older adult residents during this crisis. Information and referral hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Please leave a message at 703.746.5999 or email general questions to DO NOT EMAIL ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES REPORTS.

To maintain confidentiality and to protect yours and the residents personal information please call in Adult Protective Services reports at 703.746.5778 or 1.888.832.3858.

Additional Resources:

Emergency Shelter/SNAP EBT Card/Applying for Medicaid 
Eviction and Tenant Rights  
Frozen Meals Home Delivery Program
Groceries to Go

Grocery Shopping/Medicine Pick Up
Testing and Health Providers for Uninsured
Legal and Helplines 
Virtual Programs and Events

This Division also serves as the Area Agency on Aging and provides staff support for the Alexandria Commission on Aging

Alexandria’s Age Friendly Plan for a Livable Community

This plan is a blueprint of actions for developing Alexandria’s as accessibility and inclusivity for residents of all ages and abilities.  The plan highlights activities in the following domains of livability:  (1) social participation and respect and social inclusion (2) housing (3) transportation (4) communications (5) health and community services and (6) civic participation and employment.   

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Aging imageCaregiver 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.

Monthly editions of our Caregiver Corner Newsletter

Employment and Volunteer OpportunitiesEmployment & 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 AssistanceFinancial Assistance

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


Information on subsidized housing, home modification programs, homeownership assistance programs and other housing related information.

In-Home ServicesIn-Home Services

The Homemaker Personal Care Services 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.


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

Information and ReferralInformation & Referral

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

Long Term Care and Assisted LivingLong Term Care & 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 HealthNutrition & Health

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

Recreation Recreation  

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

SAfety, Protection and Legal Services Safety, Protection & 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?

Transportation Transportation

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