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Dementia Program at the National Gallery of Art

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Just Us at the National Gallery of Art will provide interactive, discussion-based experiences in the galleries for people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers. Participants will explore two to three works of art during the 90-minute program. The initial sessions (a four-month pilot) will be held the first […]

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Statewide Senior Legal Helpline

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The Virginia Poverty Law Center’s new statewide Senior Legal Helpline is now up and running.  The helpline is made possible through a contract between VPLC and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, with funding from a 3-year Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems grant from […]

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Check out SSA’s Newest Program: Silver Service Card

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  Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria have started a new program to connect seniors with local businesses. The Silver Service Card, when presented at participating locations, offers discounts to Alexandria seniors 60 years and older. Del Ray Bombay Curry Free Iced […]

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2017 Dance for All Ages

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The 2017 Dance for All Ages Masquerade Ball was held on Friday, April 7th from 7 pm-9 pm at T.C. Williams High School. Sponsored by the T.C. Williams High School Student Government Association, the Successful Aging Committee, Community & Human Services/Aging & Adult Services, Recreation, Parks & Cultural […]

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SCAM ALERT: Nationwide Telephone “Phishing”

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Be aware of the Nationwide telephone “phishing” scheme pretending to be a Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General investigator.  Click on http://oig.ssa.gov/newsroom/news-releases/march2-advisory to learn more.    

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Conversations with Caregivers

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Insight Memory Care Center (IMCC), located in Fairfax, is hosting its first Conversations with Caregivers session on March 29th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. The new Conversations with Caregivers series will provide local caregivers the opportunity to learn from and speak with local authors who have written on […]

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Free Tax Prep & Filing Assistance

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Each year, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program provides free tax preparation and electronic filing services to taxpayers of all ages. The IRS-certified volunteers at these sites are trained to prepare Virginia, Maryland and DC, as well as Federal returns.  They handle most forms of income, and work to […]

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Discounted Classes at Four Directions Wellness

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Four Directions Wellness, which offers complementary and alternative therapies in an effort to encourage whole body health and wholeness, is located at 2001 Mount Vernon Ave. A Silver Service Card participant, Four Directions Wellness offers cardholders a 5% discount on educational offerings. Over the next few months, there are […]

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Comcast Newsmakers- Friendly Visitor Program

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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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Nationals Mascot Abe Lincoln Teams up with Meals on Wheels

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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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