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 Oct 21, 2020 at 6:05 PM

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 DAAS@alexandriava.gov.

To maintain confidentiality and to protect everyone’s personal information, please DO NOT EMAIL ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES REPORTS.

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

Highlights

  • Medicare Open Enrollment Oct. 15 - Dec. 7, 2020
    Medicare Open Enrollment is the period when Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to your Medicare Insurance Benefits. Everyone with a Medicare Part D prescription drug and/or Medicare Advantage plans should review their coverage. Aging and Adult Services Medicare Counselors can assist you. For more information call 703.746.5999.
  • Quick access to the Information Form to check your Medicare Part D benefits.
  • 34th Annual Caregivers Conference "Grow With the Flow - Learn, Adapt, Thrive"
    Virtual and FREE!! November 9 – 13, 2020, 10 a.m. – noon daily. This year’s conference features ideas for activities at home, a presentation by Former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber, author of My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver;  medical updates on dementia, panel discussion with Hints, Tips and Aha’s of Caregiving, and a presentation by our favorite social worker turned humorist Ron Culberson.  Door prizes will be given away each day and a virtual vendor fair will provide information on a wide variety of products and services related to Caregiving. For more information, call 703-270-0043 or register here.
  • Covid-19 Resources  
    • Option for Residential Parking
      Available at the City Treasury is a 2-hour Scratch Off Permit for residents who want to buy vouchers ahead of time and use them when they want to park instead of ParkMobile or a nearby pay station. 
    • Learn about Dementia Friendly Alexandria and its five key messages   
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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.


    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.


    InsuranceMedicare Counseling 

    Information to help unravel the complexities of Medicare insurance and resources for individualized Medicare counseling.


    Information and ReferralResources & Information

    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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