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 Mar 22, 2017 at 9:28 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.  


  • Commission on Aging Seeks Nominations for Excellence in Aging Awards - Deadline for nominations is April 3
    The Alexandria Commission on Aging is seeking nominations for its annual Excellence in Aging Awards Reception, held on Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. in the Vola Lawson Lobby in City Hall, 301 King Street. For more information, contact Debbie Ludington at 703.746.5694 or email To nominate someone, use the Excellence in Aging Awards Nomination Form.

  • VICAP News: Medicare General  Enrollment (January 1-March 31)

    January 1-March 31 is the period to sign up for Medicare Part B if you missed your initial enrollment. Your coverage will start July 1. Visit the How can I sign up for Part A & Part B? at ( to find options for enrolling in Medicare Part B.

  • Become an Advocate for Residents of Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities
    The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities throughout the area. Volunteers can work in facilities close to where they live. Training and support care provided. The spring training dates are March 20, 22 and 30, 2017. There is a “Save the Date” for April 3, 2017 in case of a weather event. For more information on becoming a long-term Care Ombudsman Volunteer, call 703-324-5861, email or go to

  • 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.

  • Download the Directory for Older Adults and Persons 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.


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.