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 Feb 11, 2020 at 9:16 AM

Aging & Adult Services

The Aging & Adult Services office offers supportive home and community services to eligible adults. Intake hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. To contact the office for information or referral, please call 703.746.5999 or email

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

Alexandria’s Age Friendly Plan for a Livable Community

This plan is a blueprint of actions for developing Alexandria’s as accessibility and inclusivity for residents of all ages and abilities.  The plan highlights activities in the following domains of livability:  (1) social participation and respect and social inclusion (2) housing (3) transportation (4) communications (5) health and community services and (6) civic participation and employment.   

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  • See our Directory for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities or call 703.746.5999 to request a copy.   
  • The Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period is from January 1 through March 
    For assistance with switching between one Medicare Advantage plan to another or dis-enrolling from Medicare Advantage plan and returning to Original Medicare (Part A and B) call VICAP at 703.746.5999. In order to utilize this Open Enrollment Period, you must have an existing Medicare Advantage plan.  
  • Volunteer Advocates Needed for Residents in Long-Term Care
    The Ombudsman Program needs individuals who are empathetic and assertive communicators to advocate for those living in an assisted/nursing facilities. Join us at the next training on March 23, 24, and April 1, 2020. For more information call 703.324.5861. 
  • New 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. 
  • 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, 206 North Washington Street, Suite 301, 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.  

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.


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.