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Alexandria Gazette Packet: Exploring Senior Housing

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Senior Services of Alexandria’s (SSA) February Speaker Series event, to be held on February 15th at Beth El Hebrew Congregation (3830 Seminary Road), will explore senior housing options in Alexandria. MaryAnne Beatty, SSA’s Communications Director , wrote an article about the upcoming event that was published in the […]

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Zebra: Love Letters and Animeals

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In the February edition of the Zebra, Executive Director Mary Lee Anderson writes about the Love Letters Campaign as well as the importance of caring for caregivers in “A Different Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day.” To read the full article, see page 25 of this month’s Zebra. The […]

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Senior Living in Alexandria February 2017

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Senior Living in Alexandria’s host Jim Roberts sat down with Bob Eiffert of the Alexandria Commission on Aging to talk about senior housing options in Alexandria, and how to make aging at home more affordable. Watch the full episode for more information.

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Lifting the Spirits of Alexandria Seniors This Valentine’s Day

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More than 15.5 million seniors in America live alone and face isolation due to declining mobility and geographic location. To help combat the negative effects of isolation, DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, has teamed up with Meals on Wheels America, the oldest […]

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Alexandria Gazette- “Honoring Those Who Give Back to the Community”

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Senior Services of Alexandria’s annual Generation to Generation Gala will honor two Alexandria families this year: the Charity family, led by patriarch Will Charity, and Jack and John Taylor. Gant and Fran Redmon will also be recognized for their commitment to service and leadership in the community. […]

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Senior Living in Alexandria January 2017

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

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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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Senior Living in Alexandria December 2016 Program

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

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

This year's SSA Volunteers of the year with Executive Director Mary Lee Anderson, Mayor Allison Silberberg, and SSA Board Chair Lynnwood Campbell.

                  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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