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 May 17, 2018 at 2:26 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.


Highlights

  • Celebrate Older Americans Month

    In May we celebrate Older Americans Month. This year’s theme “Engage at Every Age” emphasizes that you are never too old to take part in activities that enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

    On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 10 a.m., The Successful Aging Committee presents its free annual Senior Health & Fitness Fair at the Lee Center.  There will be cooking and exercise demonstrations, free health screenings, and other ways to celebrate Engage at Every Age. RSVP online at seniorservicesalex.org or call 703.836.4414 extension 110. Find out more information about celebrating Older Americans Month at https://oam.acl.gov/

  • Volunteer Medicare Counselor
    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 pamela.austin@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5738.
  • New to Medicare Presentation
    Learn the basics of Medicare coverage and choices, May 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., 2525 Mount Vernon Avenue, Cyphers Room, Alexandria, VA 22301. This presentation is given by Medicare Counselors from the Division of Aging and Adult Services. View the full schedule of upcoming presentations. Sign up for any presentation by emailing your name, telephone number, and date you would like to attend to VICAP@alexandriava.gov.
  • Volunteer Ombudsmen
    The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for volunteers to help local residents living in a nursing or assisted living facility. The next three day training will be held on September 12, 2018. For more information call 703.324.5861 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
  • 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.

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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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