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Great Things Are Happening At Senior Services of Alexandria!

Volunteers Honored at Annual Luncheon

SSA held its Volunteer Annual Luncheon hosted by The Fountains at Washington House for Meals on Wheels and Friendly Visitor volunteers. Special recognition went to Meals on Wheels volunteers John Smucker and Robert Bussler for their combined 60 years of service. Friendly Visitor volunteers Toni Dawsey and Bonny O'Neil were honored for their commitment to the program since its inception in 2012. For more photos from the luncheon click on Volunteer Luncheon.

Photo Credit: Friendly Visitor Volunteer Toni Dawsey; Program Director Sarah Drexler; and Friendly Visitor Volunteer Bonny O'Neil.

Seniors and Their Pets

SSA cosponored a Speaker Series event with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria about Seniors and Their Pets. Presentations included information about the Senior Pet Program and Adopting a Pet, AniMeals on Wheels, Keeping your Pet Heathly and Losing a Pet - Process of Grieving. For more information about these programs contact The Animal Welfare League at Alexandria Animals or Senior Services.

Photo Credit: Katherine Rieter, Pet Loss Specialist; Lynnwood Campbell, SSA/AWLA Board Member; Mary Lee Anderson, SSA Exec. Director; and Megan Webb, AWLA Exec. Director.

Senior Living in Alexandria

The September 2014 is now on Youtube. Just click on Senior Living. This month's program features the last segment of the summer's "Financial 101" series, making creative, healthy salads with Chef Hans and "In the Community" with the Alexandria Recreation Department. For the salad recipes click on salads. You can also view on Alexandria's Comcast Channel 70 on every Sunday in September at 2:00 pm. Check it out!

2014 Young At Art!

The Young At Art Exhibition officially opened with an Awards Ceremony and Reception at the Durant Arts Center at 1605 Cameron Street in Alexandria. To get more information about the exhibition and winners click on Young At Art. To view photos from the Reception click on YAA Photos. The exhibit runs through November 20, 2014.

Come Join the Robust Walkathon!

Ready to Robust Walk with Dr. Dan Kulund on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 10 am - Noon, Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Drive. The fun-filled event will benefit three annual events sponsored by the Successful Aging Committee: Dance For all Ages, Senior Health & Fitness Fair and Senior Holiday Party. To register go to Walkathon. To download the flyer with complete details about the event click on Walkathon Flyer. We will walk RAIN OR SHINE!

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Join the Robust Walkathon!
Wednesday, September 24
10:00 am - Noon
Ben Brenman Park, 4800 Brenman Park Drive, Alexandria Sponsored by the Successful Aging Committee to raise funds for three annual senior events.
Eventbrite - Robust Walkathon

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, Port City Brewery, 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria
Eventbrite - Oktoberfest!

Senior Law Day
Saturday, Oct. 18, 8:30 am- 12:30 pm, First Baptist Church, 2932 King Street, Alexandria
Eventbrite - Fourth Annual Senior Law Day

Speaker Series: Difficult Financial Conversations
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 9:30 am- 12:00 pm, Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria
Eventbrite - Long Term Financial Planning

SENIOR LIVING IN ALEXANDRIA CABLE TV SHOW - A 30 minute program geared to seniors that airs on Alexandria's Comcast Channel 70 on Sundays at 2:00 pm. It is also on Youtube - just search, Senior Living in Alexandria. To view the most recent show click on Senior Living.

2014-2015 SPEAKER SERIES CALENDAR - CLICK on Speaker Series Calendar of Events

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

Hunger Free Alexandria - Fall Festival

Saturday, Sept. 21, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Fairlington Presbyterian Church, 3846 King St., Food, Music and Inspiration! For more information visit Hunger Free Alexandria.

Social Security Benefits Workshop

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St. Alex. This FREE event prsented by the FOundation for Peronal Financial Education will help you strategize on generating the highest possible income from your Social Security benefits. To register, please email rlaplante@alexandria.lib.va.us or call 703-746-1751.

Robust Walking Group in Del Ray. Join Jerry King every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8:00 am at the tennis courts at the intersection of Mt. Vernon & Commonwealth Avenues in Alexandria. Great way to get your morning started by doing the Robust Walking Exercises. More info click here.

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/

Volunteers Needed: Mentor One Child. Change Two Lives.
Alexandria Mentoring Partnership Information Session
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 6 - 8 pm, City Hall, Council Workroom, 2nd fl.,301 King St.
RSVP to: mentoring@alexandriava.gov

SSA's 2013-2014 Highlights
To download a copy click here.

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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