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.

Page updated on May 22, 2017 at 9:45 AM

Aging and Adult Services

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.  

Highlights:

  • Senior Academy
    The AARP Virginia Academy is offering Smarter Living for All Ages. This event offers several classes including a New to Medicare Presentation from the Division of Aging and Adult Services staff, a community resource fair, and free document shredding on Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria. View the full agenda and register at http://states.aarp.org/june17-academy/ or call 1.877.926.8300.

  • Older Americans Month

    Mayor Allison Silberberg and the Alexandria City Council proclaims May 2017 as Older Americans Month. This years theme is "Age Out Loud". This theme recognizes older Americans are working longer, exploring new things and engaging in their communities. View Age Out Loud to learn more about the celebration and how you can raise awareness on vital aging issues.

  • Volunteer Opportunity
    The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for volunteer advocates. As a Volunteer Ombudsman you will be assigned to visit a local nursing or assisted living facility, working to ensure that the residents’ rights are being protected and helping residents with problems that they are unable to resolve alone.
    The next initial three day training will begin September 25, 2017. For more information please call 703 .324.45861 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/LTCOmbudsman.
  • Silver Service Card
    The City of Alexandria, Senior Services of Alexandria and At Home in Alexandria have launched a new program to connect seniors with local businesses. The Silver Service Card, when presented at participating locations, offers discounts to Alexandria seniors ages 60 and older. To pick up your Silver Service Card, visit Senior Services of Alexandria, 700 Princess St., Mezzanine Level, 703.836.4414. You can also visit At Home in Alexandria, 3139 Mount Vernon Ave., 703.231.0824. View a list of participating businesses and their discounts.

  • See our Directory for Older Adults and Person with Disabilities or call 703.746.5999 to request a copy
     
  • Monthly editions of our Caregiver Corner Newsletter

Alexandria Aging Strategic Plan

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


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.


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.


HousingHousing  

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.


InsuranceInsurance

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.

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