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Yearly archive for 2016

Senior Living in Alexandria January 2017

                  Senior Living in Alexandria’s host Jim Roberts sat down this month with Linda Campos of the NOVA Institute for Public Service at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus. Campos, who works with the college’s MATURALS (Mature Adult Learners)

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Comcast Newsmakers- Friendly Visitor Program

Yolanda Vazquez of Comcast Newsmakers sat down with Mary Lee Anderson, the Executive Director of Senior Services of Alexandria, to talk about SSA’s Friendly Visitor Program and the importance of providing companionship to older adults in the community. The volunteers who work as SSA’s Friendly Visitors are matched

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Alexandria Gazette – “‘Share the Love’ for Meals on Wheels”

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) and Beyer Subaru are teaming up again for the 9th Annual “Share the Love” Campaign to support Meals on Wheels. Beyer Subaru has named SSA as its hometown charity and will donate $250 for every Subaru leased or sold by January 2nd.

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Nationals Mascot Abe Lincoln Teams up with Meals on Wheels

Last week, an Alexandria Meals on Wheels client received his meals from a special volunteer—Washington Nationals mascot President Abe Lincoln.  This visit came as part of Meals on Wheels America’s nationwide volunteer-recruitment campaign with the Ad Council called “America, Let’s Do Lunch™,” which aims to inspire people

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Senior Living in Alexandria December 2016 Program

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January 25 Speaker Series – “Technology for Seniors”

The January 25th speaker series on “Technology for Seniors” had representatives from AARP, Northern Virginia Community College, the Virginia Hospital Center, and Beatley Library discussing what’s out there and how to make it work for you. Here is the presentation on Senior Technology and staying safe at home: 

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Zebra: the Johnson Family; Beyer Subaru & Share the Love

This month, SSA’s Senior Living column in the online Zebra magazine features a spotlight on one Alexandria family that embodies the true meaning of giving back to the community. Alexandra Woodman Johnson, Geoff Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Jan Bannon, Jean Androus Woodman and Courtnay Woodman Weitekamp share their experiences. To read

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SSA and Beyer Subaru of Alexandria Kick off the 2016 Share the Love Campaign

Senior Services is participating in this year’s “2016 Share the Love Campaign” with Beyer Subaru of Alexandria as a member of Meals on Wheels America.  Beyer Subaru has also named SSA as its “Hometown Charity” again this year.  For every Subaru sold or leased, SSA can earn

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“Shining Stars” – Alexandria Gazette – November 17, 2016

                  This week’s Alexandria Gazette featured SSA’s Annual Volunteer Luncheon’s “Shining Stars” honored at its annual volunteer luncheon.  Volunteers of the Year include for Meals on Wheels-Patrick and Bobbie O’Brien; Friendly Visitor – Alexandra Johnson; Groceries to Go – Carolyn

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November Speaker Series: Living a Purpose-Filled Life

The November Speaker Series on Connecting Mind, Body and Spirit to Obtain Optimal Health was a great event on learning new ways to reduce stress and mindful living. Follow the links to view presentations from the workshop on stress and whole person care. Check out our Facebook page for

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