What's New At SSA
Serving Alexandria Seniors Since 1968

Great Things Are Happening At Senior Services of Alexandria!

Thank you very much for supporting Senior Services during Spring2ACTion. We exceeded our goal of $7,500 with donations totaling over $9,000. Your generosity made this possible. We will continue to work on behalf of all Alexandria seniors to enhance their lives with programs and services so they can age with dignity and independence. We are grateful for your continued support!

The 2014 Generation to Generation Gala was a Great Success! Thank you to our donors and sponsors for making this evening so special. To see photos from the event click on Gala Photos.

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Jen Walker, "The Realtor for Del Ray and Beyond," and our Gala Sponsors.

Jen Walker


Goodwin House Alexandria

McEnearney Associates,REALTORS

Gregory and Monica Murphy

Hertzbach & Company - Mark N. Roth

H. Arthur Sauer

Woodbine Rehab & Healthcare


Susan & Carl Behnke

Beyer Auto Group

Focus Data Solutions

The JBG Companies

Life & Estate Planning Law Center, PLLC

Rich, Rosenthal, Brincefield, Manitta, Dzubin & Kroeger, LLP

Donnan C. Wintermute, Coldwell Banker


Alexandria Yellow Cab


BB&T - Jen Ferrara

Bonaventure Realty Group

Gerry & Nancy Cooper

Mr. and Mrs. George M. Foote

Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota/Scion

Gordon Kromberg

M. Catharine Puskar

The Honorable James Moran

Paul and Clara Beth Van de Water

Renner & Company, CPA, PC

Signature Estate & Investment Advisors

Simpson Commercial Reat Estate Services

Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh, PC



A First-Class Move, LLC

Arden Courts of Annandale

David P. Baker

Janet, Susan and Louis Barnett

Braddock Commercial Real Estate

Lynwood Campbell

Caring Considerations

Considerate Care

Dr. John & Becky Davies

Robert & Susan Dawson

Diamond Trasnporation Services, Inc.

Old Dominion Home Care

Earl & Linda Durand

First Transit - DASH

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Flemming

The Fountains at Washington House

Michael & Priscilla Goodwin

Hadeed In-Home & Office Cleaning Services

Hart, Calley, Gibbs & Karp, PC

Susan and Ben Kellom

John Marshall Bank

Dan & Sarah Marks

Rear Admiral & Mrs. B.C. McCaffree Jr.

Mercedes Benz of Alexandria

Mount Vernon Nursing & Rehab Center

Potomac Yard Development/Pulte Homes

Speck-Caudron Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

N. Carr Stogner, Esq.

Sunrise Senior Living

L&Z Transportation, Inc.


Roland & Carolyn Wilder

Check out April's "Senior Living in Alexandria"

This month's show has interviews with Mitch Opalski from Synergy Homecare, Mary Ann Griffin with the city's Division on Aging and Adult Services talking about programs for seniors and a Pickle Ball demo! The show airs on Comcast Channel 70 on Sundays at 2:00pm.

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March for Meals - helping to bring an end to Senior Hunger. Mayor Bill Euille, City Councilpersons Del Pepper and John Chapman, Meals on Wheels CFO Don Miller and a team of volunteers delivered meals to Alexandria's homebound seniors as part of the March of Meals Campaign to raise awareness around senior hunger. For more info click on March for Meals.

Photo: SSA Volunteer Tom Irvin, Mayor Bill Euile & MOWAA CFO Don Miller

March Speaker Series on Recreation and Cultural Activities for Seniors was held at Chinquapin Rec Center and provided a wealth of information about upcoming fitness programs, special events and a FREE workshop on Robust Walking with Dr. Dan Kulund starting on May 3 at Lee Recreation Center's Miracle Field. To signup for this workshop call 703-746-5575. To get info on how to register for other programs and events go to activities.

Photo: Dr. Dan Kulund, Margaret Orlando and Mary Lee Anderson

Check out March's "Senior Living in Alexandria"

This month's show has interviews with Hanna Felleke from Inova Alexandria Hospital talking about "The 5 Senses and Aging," an interview with Marla Dougherty from the No. VA. Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing talking about resources for seniors with hearing issues and highlights from the February speaker series on Senior Housing. The show airs on Comcast Channel 70 on Sundays at 2:00pm.

To watch the program click here.

Check out Latest "Senior Living in Alexandria"

This month's special guest is Kendall Hermdorf from the Recreation Dept. talking about programs available to seniors and there is also a demo of "Robust Walking" with Dr. Dan Kulund. The show airs on Comcast Channel 70 well as Arlington Comcast Channel 69 and Verizon FiOS Channel 38 (check their listings for times).

To watch the program click here.

SSA Receives Grant from the Walmart Foundation

SSA recently received a grant from the Walmart Foundation in support of Meals on Wheels and its senior nutrition program. This grant will allow SSA to expand meal delivery to seniors temporaily homebound due to medical circumstances who otherwise would not qualify under the program. To read more click here.

Comcast Newsmakers

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy Delivers Holiday Meals

Students from Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy and their parents delivered special holiday meals to seniors in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,'s birthday. A big shout out to them and thanks to the Ron Bradley Foundation for its generosity.

January Speaker Series on "Planning for your Family's Future"

SSA and ACT for Alexandria welcomed over 100 attendees at Beth El Hebrew Congregation to hear from local experts about the importance of estate planning and the documents everyone should have in place. We are including materials from the session with useful information including charitable giving, an estate planning checklist and a life planner. To download click on the following: Estate Planning; Charitable Giving; Life Planner;Lifeplannerword;Estate Planning Checklist, and Q&As.

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Now Airing "Senior Living in Alexandria" January Show

This month's show includes an interview with Cele Garrett, Executive Director with At Home in Alexandria, about AHA and the senior village concept as well as another healthy cooking with Inova Alexandria Hospital's Chef Hans. The show airs on Alexandria Comcast Channel 70 on Sunday at 2:00 pm as well as Arlington Cox Channel 69 and Verizon FiOS Channel 38 (check their listings for times). Also during January Channel 70 will air the October 2013 Senior Law Day event on Sundays at 2:30 pm after Senior Living in Alexandria. Click here to view Senior Living in Alexandria. Copies of Chef Hans' recipes are available here. Thanks to Synergy HomeCare for their generosity in sponsoring this program.

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April 2014 Speaker Series: Health and Fitness for Seniors
Wednesday, April 23 at 9:30 am
Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria Eventbrite - The 5 Senses and Aging

To view the 2013-2014 Speaker Series Calendar click here.

SSA has created a monthly calendar featuring activities and events for the 55+ community in Alexandria. Click here to see the list of activities.

Free Financial Education Programs in May

Every Tuesday at 2 pm in May (6,13,20,27) the Burke Library will offer financial education programs on scams, saving strategies for seniors, making the most of social security benefits & reverse mortgages. The Burke Library is located at 4701 Seminary Road in Alexandria, phone 703-746-1771.

Caregiver Workshop
Saturday, May 17
Charles Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
AARP Guest Speaker James Brooks
Sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta & Phi Beta Sigma

Community Shred Day

Saturday, May 3, 9 am - 2 pm at 4875 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria. Contact: Susanne Waltemyer at swaltemyer@cofcu.org.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Friendly Visitor Volunteers: SSA's Friendly Visitor program matches seniors with members of the community with the goal of relieving loneliness for seniors who don't have family or friends in the area. If you would like to make a difference in a senior's life, volunteer to be a friendly visitor. The time commitment is once a week for about an hour. You can email friendlyvisitor@seniorservicesalex.org or call 703-836-4414, ext 20.

Meals on Wheels Volunteers: SSA is now delivering meals to Alexandria seniors 7 days a week! We are looking for volunteers to deliver meals on weekdays, Saturdays,Sundays. For more information on time requirements, etc. contact SSA at 703-836-4412, ext 12. or email mealsonwheels@seniorservicesalex.org.

For more volunteer opportunities visit http://volunteeralexandria.org/

Knitting for Children
Charles Beatley Central Library is looking for volunteers who can knit to reach to children at the library. If you are interested call Christian Reynolds at 703-746-1702 or email at creynolds@alexandria.lib.va.us.

Alexandria Mentoring Partnership
Learn how an hour of your time per week can make a lasting impact on a child and the community! Mentor one child. Change two lives. Both male and female mentors are needed now! To get more info call 703-746-4496 or email mentoring@alexandriava.gov.

SSA FY 2013 Third Quarter Report Click here

SSA's FY 2012 Annual Report click here

Senior Services of Alexandria
700 Princess Street
Mezzanine Level
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 836-4414
Fax: (703) 836-1252 http://www.seniorservicesalex.org

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