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 14, 2021 at 11:46 AM

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 October 15-December 7, 2021
    Medicare Open Enrollment is the period when Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to Medicare Insurance Benefits. Medicare Counselors from VICAP's Division of Aging and Adult Services can help City of Alexandria residents select a Medicare Advantage or Part D Prescription Plan. Complete the Medicare Information Form to get started. 
  • Virtual Caregivers Conference Caregiving As Memories Fade
    Northern Virginia Dementia Care Consortium sponsors 35th Annual Caregiver's Conference November 9-11, 2021. Virtual sessions are 10am to 12:30pm daily. Sessions include a presentation by Dr. Gary Chapman, PhD, author of Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade:  The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer’s Journey; Managing Challenging Behaviors in People with Dementia; and other topics. There will also be a virtual vendor fair with representatives providing information on services for older adults. Register or call 703.270.0043 for more information. 
  • Vaccination Access

    A COVID-19 booster shot is recommended if you’re 65 and up or 50–64 with underlying medical conditions. COVID-19 Pfizer boosters should be at least six months after your second dose of Pfizer, and with flu season now here, it’s a great time to get both shots. You can do so at a local pharmacy or your doctor’s office. You even can get both shots at the same time! The Alexandria Health Department has put together a list of locations that offer both COVID-19 vaccines and high dose flu shots for people 65 and older. COVID-19 shots are always free and high-dose flu shots are free with most private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid plans. Need an in-home booster shot because you are homebound? Call the Alexandria Health Department hotline at 703.746.4988.

  • Free Taxi Rides For COVID-19 Vaccine Shot
    The Division of Aging and Adult Services is offering free rides to residents 60 years and older who have registered for the initial COVID-19 vaccine or for the booster vaccine. Date, time and location of your appointment will be needed to schedule your ride. Call 703.746.5999 if you need a taxi ride.
  • Adult Abuse Prevention
    View the Governor's Proclamation, 5 Things Everyone Can Do To Prevent Abuse and the Adult Protective Services infographics. To report concerns of older adult abuse, neglect or exploitation call 703.746.5778 or 888.888.832.3858.
  • Register for the CV19 Vaccines
  • CV19 Educate America Campaign 
    The CV19 CheckUp, an online system developed to help Americans be safer, healthier, and ensure their individual needs are met during the pandemic. CV19 CheckUp asks users to complete an easy, quick, confidential questionnaire. A personalized report is immediately provided, outlining the user’s level of risk and offering recommendations and resources to reduce those risks. CV19 CheckUp employs artificial intelligence and data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).  DAAS is happy to partner with CV19 CheckUp and help spread the word about this powerful tool. Take it yourself: www.CV19CheckUp.org.  
  • Covid-19 Resources
  • Resources for tenants and property owners needing assistance to pay rent
  • See Alexandria's Age Friendly Community Plan


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