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 Apr 26, 2017 at 12:23 PM

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.  


  • Drug Take-Back Day
    Need to drop-off your unwanted medications? You can on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at multiple locations in Alexandria. Find out more
  • Six Alexandrians to Be Recognized for Service

    The Alexandria Commission on Aging cordially invites you to attend the presentation of the 2017 Excellence in Aging Awards.  The awards will be presented by Mayor Allison Silberberg on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Vola Lawson Lobby of City Hall at 301 King Street, followed by a reception in the same area.  Refreshments will be served.  The awardees will receive awards in four categories. RSVP's are not necessary for this presentation. Click here for more information about the program, or the Commission on Aging and its activities, please call 703.746.5694. 

  • New to Medicare Presentation
    Are you new to Medicare or a caregiver for a Medicare beneficiary? Learn the basics of Medicare coverage and choices May 11, 2017 at the Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Registration is required. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 703.746.5999 or email This class is presented by Medicare Counselors from the Division of Aging and Adult Services, and Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP). 

  • 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
  • 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.