50+ Employment Corner

50+ Employment Corner provides information to experienced workers 50+ with employment information such as workshops, events and resources.

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Employment Assistance

50+ Rapid Reskilling Cohort

If you are a 50+ job seeker, you may be eligible for the Rapid Reskilling Cohort, a six-week program designed to assist 50+ job seekers through group and one-on-one support to provide you with the optimal chance for rapid reemployment. The cohort helps job seekers through one-on-one job coaching and tailored job leads a certified workforce development professional dedicated to meeting the 50+ job seeker’s unique needs. The program also offers free unlimited access to more than 5,000 online training courses through the SkillUp Alexandria City and Arlington County web tool and uses the group’s collective knowledge and wisdom during weekly meetings to share experiences and motivate each other. To learn more, email wdc@alexandriava.gov.

NCOA Senior Community Services Employment Program
Are you looking for work? Aged 50 or older, unemployed? Contact Linda Siam, National Council on Aging (NCOA) Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP), at 571.396.2640 to schedule an appointment.


SSA's Meals on Wheels

Join Senior Services of Alexandria in the fight against senior hunger by volunteering for the Meals on Wheels program! It takes less than two hours of your time to help some of Alexandria’s most vulnerable residents safely continue living in their homes. Meals are delivered between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday and between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Scheduling is flexible, and volunteer groups are always welcome! For more information call 703.836.4414 (ext. 112) or email mealsonwheels@seniorservicesalex.org.

The Power Plus 55 Program

Power Plus 55 Program LogoLooking to stay fit and have fun at the same time?  The Power Plus 55 Program presented by The City of Alexandria’s Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities Department, offers both individual and group activities that provide a variety of ways to keep YOU in shape and meet new friends. Classes designed to improve and maintain strength, flexibility and balance: water aerobics, pickleball, Zumba dance fitness, and senior weight training to name a few. Program fees include a 20 percent discount for Alexandria residents 55 and up. For additional information call 703.746.5414 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Recreation.


At Home in Alexandria
At Home in Alexandria (AHA), the city’s first “village concept” for aging in place, enables older residents to remain in their homes as they age. Through a network of enriching and supportive services, members enrolled in the fee-based program receive assistance with transportation, home repairs, computer support, gardening and much more.  AHA also offers social and cultural outings and events.  Contact the AHA office for additional information at 703.231.0824 or go to www.athomeinalexandria.org.

City of Alexandria Division of Aging and Adult Services
The Division of Aging and Adult Services is part of Alexandria’s Department of Community and Human Services serving seniors, their caregivers and adults with disabilities. Promoting economic independence, self-sufficiency and security through home and community-based services, the division serves the diverse needs of Alexandria residents as they grow older. For more information call 703.746.5999 or go to www.alexandriava.gov/aging.

Senior Services of Alexandria
Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) operates the Meals on Wheels delivery program and DOT Paratransit reservations for the City of Alexandria; they present education programs, a speaker series, and a monthly cable television production, Senior Living in Alexandria. SSA and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria operate the Animeals on Wheels program, providing food for pets of low-income seniors. SSA’s Friendly Visitor Program matches volunteers with seniors for weekly visits, enhancing connections to the Community. SSA also operates a Groceries to Go Program for seniors who have difficulty shopping. Contact Mary Lee Anderson at 703.836.4414 ext. 111 for more information or go to www.seniorservicesalex.org


Are you a City of Alexandria resident and interested in taking computer classes? The program is 6-months long and includes: Microsoft Office Programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Internet and email use, typing, career development skills: create a winning resume and cover letter, learn how to ace that crucial interview and set goals for career advancement. If you are interested, contact us at wdc@alexandriava.gov or visit 1900 N. Beauregard St., Ste. 300, Alexandria, VA 22311, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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.  The office also serves as the Area Agency on Aging and provides staff support for the Alexandria Commission on Aging.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. 

Commission on Aging serves as the principal advocate for issues relating to aging and promotes the implementation of the Older Americans Act and other age-pertinent laws and policies in Alexandria and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Commission advances programs and services that address the needs of older Alexandrians, especially for (but not exclusively) low-income citizens. 

National Council on Aging (NCOA) Senior Community Service Employment Program assists low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. To schedule an appointment contact Linda Siam at 571.396.2640

National Older Worker Career Center is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting experienced workers as a valuable and critical component of the nation’s workforce. National Headquarters are located at 3811 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22203. Phone: 703.558.4200

Senior Services of Alexandria is a non-profit organization that has as its mission, “to foster independence and self-sufficiency, enabling seniors within the City of Alexandria to age with dignity.”

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