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 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM

The Aging & Adult Services 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 or email DAAS@alexandriava.gov.


Listening Session for Aging Services

The Virginia Commonwealth Council on Aging will hold a Listening Session in Alexandria on the Four-Year Plan for Aging Services 2019-2023 on Monday, October 22 from 10 a.m.-noon at City Hall in Council Chambers, 301 King Street. 

Please sign up in advance to attend the Listening Session by calling 703.746.5999 or e-mailing DAAS@alexandriava.gov to give the planners an estimate of the number of people who expect to attend.

Alexandria’s Age Friendly Plan for a Livable Community

Read the Alexandria Age Friendly Plan for a Livable Community 

Commission on Aging Annual Report

Read the Alexandria Commission on Aging Annual Report to the Alexandria City Council for FY 2018


Highlights

  • Medicare Open Enrollment: Oct. 15 - Dec. 7, 2018
    Medicare Open Enrollment is the period when you can make changes to your Medicare prescription drug plan, also known as Medicare Part D, or sign up for Medicare Part D. Find out more and do a self check-up.
  • 32nd Annual Caregivers Conference - Finding Hope & Harmony in Caregiving

    Monday, November 12, 2018, First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA  22302. Keynote Speaker:  Kim Campbell, widow of Country Music Star Glen Campbell, will talk about her family’s very public journey caring for Glen, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in 2017.  She will also talk about Turning Caregiving into Careliving. Conference cost is $35 which includes breakfast, lunch, snack, materials, and certificate of attendance.  Register here. 

    Registration ends Nov. 6 or earlier if the conference sells out. For more information, please call Lindsey Vajpeyi at 703-270-0043.

  • Free Medicare Benefits Checkup
    Medicare Part D Open Enrollment is October 15 - December 7. Learn about changes to your Medicare Part D Prescription Plan at Burke Library on October 30 from 2-4 p.m. or at Beatley Library on December 1 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. To register call 703.746.5999 or email DAAS@alexandriava.gov.    
  • Making a Difference Through Volunteering
    The Division of Aging and Adult Services is looking for volunteers to provide Medicare education and support to older Alexandrians.  Volunteers will learn and provide information about Medicare, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Medicaid health insurance, and long-term care insurance. For more information email DAAS@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5999. 
  • 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


VICAP Information


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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