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 Sep 20, 2017 at 9:04 AM

Aging and Adult Services

The 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.  


  • Senior Law Day
    The seventh annual Senior Law Day will be held on Saturday, October 14, at TC Williams High School auditorium from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The topic will be “Aging in Alexandria: Planning for Life Transitions.” Local experts will discuss legal and financial considerations related to life transitions, support services and senior residential living options.  The featured speaker will be Thomas West,  Partner at Signature Estate and Investment Advisors, LLC.  This free event is co-sponsored by Senior Services of Alexandria and the Alexandria Bar Association.  Register at or call 703-836-4414 extension 110 for additional information.

  • Alexandria Adult Day Services Center to Hold Open House 
    The City of Alexandria Adult Day Services Center (ADSC) will celebrate Adult Day Services Week with an Open House on Thursday, September 21 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Nannie J. Lee Center, located at 1108 Jefferson Street. The Open House is intended for family members, professional caregivers and City of Alexandria employees who wish to access this benefit while caring for an elderly loved one. ADSC will provide a guided tour and give an up-close look at the program, which is designed to offer services to seniors 55 years and older who may need assistance and who may not want to or cannot stay at home alone during the day. Light refreshments will be served and ample parking is available. For more information, contact Darrell Wesley at or 703.746.5676.
  • Senior Cool Care Program
    The City of Alexandria has partnered with Dominion Energy to provide a fan or air conditioner to eligible seniors and adults with disabilities who need cooling in their homes. You must be 60 years of age or older or an adult with disabilities. You must meet income guidelines and be a City of Alexandria resident. Other guidelines may apply. Contact the Division of Aging and Adult Services to apply at 703.746.5999 or email
  • Volunteer Opportunity
    The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for volunteer advocates. As a Volunteer Ombudsman you will be assigned to visit a local nursing or assisted living facility, working to ensure that the residents’ rights are being protected and helping residents with problems that they are unable to resolve alone.
    The next initial three day training will begin September 25, 2017. For more information please call 703 .324.45861 or visit
  • 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

Alexandria Aging Strategic Plan

The Alexandria of Our Future, A Livable Community for All Ages; Strategic Plan on Aging 2013-2017

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.


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.