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Alexandria Gazette Packet: Tracing Family Roots

Written by this month’s Speaker Series guest, Sharon Hodges, this article in the November 6 Alexandria Gazette Packet highlights what will be covered in Genealogy: Tracing Your Family Roots. Hodges, a professional genealogist, author and teacher, will be going over different techniques, resources, and tests to keep in mind when

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Senior Living in Alexandria- November 2017

In our penultimate episode of the year, Senior Living in Alexandria‘s host, Jim Roberts, sat down with Patricia Walker, the Branch Manager of Alexandria Libraries Special Collections to talk about the resources available to anyone who wants to learn more about their family history. Alexandria’s Queen Street Library has

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Zebra: “Knowing the Importance of Legal and Financial Planning”

Written by SSA’s Executive Director Mary Lee Anderson, “Knowing the Importance of Legal and Financial Planning as We Age” highlights the upcoming Senior Law Day, which will focus on planning for transitions. Read the full article on page 46 of the October issue of the Zebra.

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Alexandria Gazette Packet: Senior Law Day and SSA Overview

Featured in the October 5th edition of the Alexandria Gazette Packet were two articles about SSA and the upcoming Senior Law day. Written by Rachel Baer, Esq., “Preparing for Life Transitions” provides information about the 2017 Senior Law Day, to be held on Oct. 14th at TC Williams

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Senior Living in Alexandria- October 2017

In our October episode, Senior Living in Alexandria‘s host, Jim Roberts, sat down with Natalie Page, esq. of Life and Estate Planning Law Center, PLLC, to talk about the importance of seniors having documents in place, as well as to offer a sneak peak of this year’s Senior Law

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Alexandria Gazette Packet: “Helping to Keep Seniors Safe

Two local non-profits, Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) and Rebuilding Together Alexandria, are teaming up to provide free in-home safety inspections for seniors who currently receive Meals on Wheels. This program came about under the auspices of the Meals on Wheels America campaign to provide seniors with

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Advocating for Meals on Wheels

On Thursday, September 14th, Senior Services of Alexandria’s MaryAnne Beatty and Ellyn Kirtley joined Meals on Wheels America staff and longtime volunteer Ruth Goltzer on Capitol Hill to advocate for continued funding for Meals on Wheels programs across the nation. Goltzer, who volunteered with Arlington’s Meals on

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Alexandria Gazette Packet

Featured in this week’s Alexandria Gazette Packet are three articles with information about the upcoming Senior Law Day, as well as a few of SSA’s programs. “Planning for One’s Future” Gretchyn Meinken, esq. of Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC, writes about the upcoming Senior Law Day, which

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Senior Living in Alexandria- September 2017

In our September episode, Senior Living in Alexandria‘s host, Jim Roberts, sat down with Craig Fifer, the Director of Communications for the City of Alexandria, to learn more about how residents can ensure they remain informed. Call.Click.Connect is one effective way residents can get in touch with out local

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Alexandria Gazette Packet: Senior DOT Para-Transit Program

The Alexandria DOT Para-Transit Program provides safe, reliable, Americans with Disabilities (ADA)-compliant, curb-to-curb taxi service, seven days a week for residents of Alexandria unable or find it difficult to use public transportation. For more information about the DOT Para-Transit Program and the Alexandrians it serves, check out this article

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