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Monthly archive for October 2015

Gazette Packet -Oct 29 – “First Class of Senior Academy”

The Oct 29th edition of the Alexandria Gazette Packet features the graduates of the First Class of the Senior Academy receiving their certificates from Mayor Bill Euille at a recent City Council meeting.  The Mayor charged the seniors to go out and get involved!  To read the

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No. VA Dementia Care Consortium – Nov. 11

The No. VA Dementia Care Consortium is holding its annual Caregivers Conference on Wednesday, Nov 11, 8 am – 3:30 pm at the Korean Central Presbyterian Church, 15451 Lee Highway in Centreville, VA.  This annual conference is for family caregivers, volunteers working with older adults and professional in

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Finding Your Passion: Leaving Your Legacy

Senior Services of Alexandria and ACT for Alexandria cosponsored the November 18th Speaker Series on Finding Your Passion:  Leaving a Legacy.  It was a great turnout with non-profits representing a variety of areas:  Animals – Animal Welfare League of Alexandria; Arts – the Art League; Environment –

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Picture This! Audio-Described Art Tour

This month’s theme is The American Realists: Homer and Sargent. Held Saturday, October 24th and Wednesday, October 28th from 1:00-2:00 at the National Gallery of Art, West Building – 6th and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Enjoy rich verbal descriptions for those with impaired sight or who

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Alexandria Gazette – Oct 15 – “Deliver Groceries to Seniors”

This week’s Alexandria Gazette features an article on SSA’s Groceries to Go Program and the call for volunteers.  This newest program is helping seniors ease the burden of shopping for groceries.  Read the article on page 23 at groceries to see how you can volunteer and make a

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Alexandria Gazette – Oct 7 – “Addressing Geriatric Medicine”

This week’s Alexandria Gazette’s “Senior Supplement” features an article “Addressing Geriatric Medicine” (Page 7) calling attention to the upcoming Oct. 17th Senior Law Day keynote speaker, Dr. Richard Lindsay.  To read the article click on http://connectionarchives.com/PDF/2015/100715/Alexandria.pdf. To register for Senior Law Day click on SeniorLawDay.

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Thanks to Everyone for Coming Out to the Fall Robust Walkathon

Today’s Fall Robust Walkathon was a great success and thanks to everyone to came out to support the Alexandria Successful Aging Committee’s annual senior events.  Save the Date of December 10 for the Senior Holiday Luncheon at First Baptist Church in Alexandria. To view photos from today’s

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The Fifth Annual Senior Law Day: “Family Law: Planning Early and Often”

Senior Services of Alexandria and the Alexandria Bar Association cosponsored the 2015 Senior Law Day program,  Family Law:  Planning Early and Often on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at First Baptist Church of Alexandria. Local experts from the Alexandria Bar Association and local financial planners discussed the importance of

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Check out October’s 50+ Career Readiness Workshops

The City of Alexandria’s Workforce Development Center’s October calendar of Career Readiness Workshops is available on line.  Just click on  https://alexandriava.gov/dchs/joblink/default.aspx?id=80755 to get a list of workshops including Intro to Basic Computers, Basic Resume Writing and more.  To get more information go to alexandriava.gov/workforcedevelopment.

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October is Mental Health Awareness Month

During the month of October the Friends of the Alexandria Mental Health Center are partnering with several organizations to provide a series of free presentations in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.  This year’s theme is “There is no Health Without Mental Health.”  Click on Oct2015EventsFlyerRevised-2 to see a

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