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 18, 2019 at 2:09 PM

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 DAAS@alexandriava.gov.

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.  


Highlights

  • See our  Directory for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities or call 703.746.5999 to request a copy. 
  • Diz & Izzy Aster Performance 
    The Alexandria Adult Day Services Center presents Diz & Izzy Aster April 26, 2019, 11 a.m. at the Lee Center exhibit hall. For more information contact Angela White at 703.746.5679 or Angela.White@alexandriava.gov.
  • Drug Take Back Day
    Drop-off your unwanted medications Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Alexandria Police Headquarters, First Baptist Church, Alexandria Fire Station 20 or The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray.
  • Medicare in Depth
    Throughout the month of May Medicare counselors will discuss the multiple parts of Medicare, enrollment dates, and how to get the most out of your Medicare coverage. The first topic will cover Medicare Part A and Part B (Original Medicare) on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10 a.m. at 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 103, Alexandria, VA 22302. For more information or to RSVP, call 703.746.5999 or email VICAP@alexandriava.gov. 
  • Commission on Aging (COA) Excellence in Aging Awards

    The Alexandria COA annual Excellence in Aging Awards Reception will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Vola Lawson Lobby in City Hall, 301 King Street. Award winners will be recognized in four categories. For more information, contact Debbie Ludington at 703.746.5694 or email Debbie.ludington@alexandriava.gov.

  • Joint Governmental Commission on Aging Presentation
    Representatives from all Northern Virginia counties will discuss community services, resources and programs in their counties on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 1:30 p.m., 6477 Lincolnia Road, Alexandria, VA 22312. No registration is required. For more information call 703.746.5999.
  • New to Medicare Presentations
    Are you new to Medicare or a caregiver for a Medicare beneficiary? Learn the basics of Medicare coverage and choices Monday, August 5, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 2525 Mount Vernon Avenue, Cyphers Room, Alexandria. To RSVP call 703.756.5999 or email VICAP@ 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.  

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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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