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

View our Guide to Services for Older Alexandrians.

Annual Caregiver Conference Scheduled

The 25th Annual Caregiver Conference, Looking for the Silver Lining, will  be held Friday,  November 11, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge located at 8421 Arlington Blvd. in Fairfax.  Individuals caring for or working with persons with dementia are encouraged to attend.
Speakers include Beth Kallmyer from the Chicago office of the National Alzheimer’s Association, Lisa Gwyther from Duke University, as well as several  local presenters.  The closing speaker is Ron Culberson, author of “Is Your Glass Half Full?”  As a writer, columnist and former social worker, Ron has seen the challenges of caregiving from the front line and has developed strategies and perspectives to help inject FUN into what you do while preserving the dignity of those you care for and about. 
The cost of the conference is $25 which includes breakfast, lunch and a certificate of attendance.  CEU’s are available for an additional $10.  Deadline for registration is November 1. Click here to download a conference brochure or registration form.  Deadline for registration is November 1.  For more information please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 703.359.4440.

Alexandria of Our Future: The Strategic Plan on Aging for Alexandria

Work continues on the Alexandria Strategic Plan on Aging as public comments and input are incorporated and goals and objectives refined.  The updated DRAFT plan, as well as the updated DRAFT Executive Summary are now available for
review.  The plan will be presented at the City Council meeting Tuesday, October 25 at 7pm, as well as at a City Council public hearing on Saturday, November 12 at  9:30 am.  Opportunities for public input and comment will be available at the
November 12 public hearing, or by contacting Debbie Ludington via email ( or calling 703.746.5694.      

Volunteer Opportunity

Are you interested in a rewarding volunteer experience as an advocate for residents in long term care settings?  If so, read here for more information. 

Alexandria Commission on Aging Presents Excellence in Aging Awards

Two City residents, an organization and two taxi drivers were recognized by the Alexandria Commission on Aging for their efforts in enhancing the lives of senior citizens in Alexandria at a ceremony at City Hall May 24, 2011.  Read more. 

 Bill Harris Amber Dewey Zeta Chi Omega Zaheer Ahmad
Bill Harris and Mayor Euille
Amber Dewey and Mayor Euille
Zeta Chi Omega members and Mayor Euille
 Zaheer Ahmad and Mayor