Celebrating Our Centenarians

The City of Alexandria in collaboration with the Successful Aging Committee will celebrate the distinctive experiences and achievements of Alexandria centenarians though certificates honoring lifetime achievements, Alexandria recognition coins and a Centenarian Month presentation at the September 28 City Council meeting.

Page updated on Jul 8, 2021 at 1:16 PM

Centenarian Celebration GraphicCelebrating our Centenarians 

Do you know someone living in the City of Alexandria who will be 100 years or older by December 31, 2021?

The City of Alexandria in collaboration with the Successful Aging Committee will celebrate the distinctive experiences and achievements of Alexandria centenarians though certificates honoring lifetime achievements, Alexandria recognition coins and a Centenarian Month presentation at the September 28 City Council meeting. Residents who will be 100 years old or older by December 31 and wish to be acknowledged are invited to participate in one of two ways. 

Two Ways to Participate 

OPTION 1: RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE HONORING LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS 

Centenarians choosing this option will receive:  

  • A mailed certificate honoring their lifetime achievements 

  • An Alexandria recognition coin  

Participants can sign up online in English and Spanish or print and complete the Certificate Request Form in English or Spanish and mail it by July 30 to: 

Senior Services of Alexandria 
Attention: Centenarian Program 
206 North Washington St., Suite 301 
Alexandria, VA 22314 

For additional questions about this option call Senior Services of Alexandria at 703.836.4414, extension 110, or email admin@seniorservicesalex.org

OPTION 2: RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE HONORING LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS AND BE RECOGNIZED DURING THE CENTENARIAN MONTH PRESENTATION. 

Centenarians choosing this option will receive:  

  • A mailed certificate honoring their lifetime achievements 

  • An Alexandria recognition coin 

  • Special recognition during a Centenarian Month presentation at the September 28 City Council meeting 

  • Option to opt-in to social media recognition posts 

To participate, sign up online in English and Spanish or mail in the Social History Form in English or Spanish by July 30 to: 

Senior Services of Alexandria 
Attention: Centenarian Program 
206 North Washington St., Suite 301 
Alexandria, VA 22314 

Honorees will be asked to attach two photos, one current photo and another younger image, if possible; head and shoulder images preferred. Honorees can opt in to the social media recognition posts by completing the social media release option on the Certificate and Recognition Request Form. 

For additional questions about this option call Senior Services of Alexandria at 703.836. 4414, extension 110, or email admin@seniorservicesalex.org

National Centenarians Day 

National Centenarians Day is on September 22 and recognizes individuals who have lived a century or longer. In 2019, there were an estimated 100,322 centenarians in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic imposed challenges and hardships for older Americans, including social isolation and separation from friends and family. This year’s Centenarian Day is an opportunity to celebrate the resilience and strength they and other older adults have built throughout their lives.   

Successful Aging Committee 

The Successful Aging Committee includes representatives from Senior Services, St. Martin de Porres Senior Center, Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA), Catholic Charities and the City’s Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) and Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities (RPCA).  



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