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 Mar 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM

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

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.   
  • Hunger Free Alexandria provide resources for accessing food. 
  • Commission on Aging Seeks Nominations for Excellence in Aging Awards  - postponed until further notice
    The Alexandria Commission on Aging (COA) is seeking nominations for its annual Excellence in Aging Awards Reception. The COA, which advocates for the needs of Alexandria seniors, uses the awards to honor individuals — regardless of age — as well as an organization, that have provided service to older Alexandrians or demonstrated superior contributions in advancing issues and projects that favorably affect older Alexandrians. Award winners will be recognized in four award categories:

    • Annie B. Rose Lifetime Award– Presented to an individual who has served seniors for at least 10 years. 
    • Lois Van Valkenburgh Excellence in Aging Award– Presented to an individual citizen with at least one year of service to seniors.
    • Excellence in Aging Award for an Organization– Presented to an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to Alexandria seniors.
    • Public Service Award – Presented to a City employee who has advanced, improved or otherwise contributed to making Alexandria a more livable community for all ages during the course of their job.

       Make your online nomination here

    For more information, contact Debbie Ludington at 703.746.5694 or email  .   

    • 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.