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Meals on Wheels Grant Supports AniMeals

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is proud to announce that it has received a $1,500 grant from Meals on Wheels America to support its client pet support program. Funding will be used to provide food, supplies and care for area clients with pets – all of which

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Senior Living in Alexandria – June 2017 program

Check out this month’s program with Jane King from the Alexandria Commission on Aging and Debbie Spiliotopoulos with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission talking about age friendly communities.  Alexandria is part of AARP’s age-friendly communities effort to make communities safe and vibrant for all ages.  View this

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Senior Services of Alexandria Named “One of the Best” Nonprofits by the Catalogue for Philanthropy

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2017 - 2018

After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) to be part of the Class of 2017-18. SSA has undergone an extensive review process, and has met the Catalogue’s high standards. Potential donors can be confident that the

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Alexandria Gazette – “Community Forum” for a Livable Community for Seniors on June 21

The Alexandria Gazette recently published an article about the upcoming June 21 Community Forum:  Making Alexandria a Livable Community for Seniors from 10 am to 12 noon at the Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street in Alexandria.  Come of part of Alexandria’s future!  Representatives of Alexandria’s Commission

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SSA Featured in the June edition of the “Zebra”

The June edition of The Zebra newspaper features SSA in two article both on Page 41.  The first is about the June Speaker Series on Livable Communities taking place on June 21 at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street from 10 am to 12 noon.  Members of

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Groceries to Go on NBC4

Senior Services of Alexandria’s Groceries to Go program was included in a story by Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan on NBC4. In “Pilot Program to Allow SNAP Participants to Have Groceries Delivered,” Hogan speaks with Maryland resident David Martin, who is wheelchair bound and relies on SNAP benefits.

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Alexandria Times- Alexandria nonprofit wins commonwealth-wide award

Senior Services of Alexandria was featured in the Alexandria Times on May 11th. The article, “Alexandria nonprofit wins commonwealth-wide award,” details the ‘best practices’ award SSA received for its “Groceries to Go” program. To learn more, read the full article on page 3.

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SLA May 2017

Senior Living in Alexandria’s host Jim Roberts sat down this month with Dr. Basim Kahn from Neighborhood Health to talk about the prevalence of depression and other mental illnesses in seniors as well as the importance of staying on top of health issues as one ages. To see the full interview,

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Alexandria Gazette- Easing Aging; May is Older Americans Month

Senior Services of Alexandria was featured in two articles in the most recent edition of the Alexandria Gazette Packet. One, written by Vernon Miles, features information about the honors SSA received this week. SSA’s Executive Director, Mary Lee Anderson, received the Lois Van Valkenburgh Excellence in Aging Award, an

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Zebra: Spring is Here- Time to Get Moving!

In the May edition of the Zebra, Communications Director MaryAnne Beatty writes about the opportunities Alexandria holds for seniors who want to stay active. Physical exercise becomes increasingly important as we age, and has been shown to reduce the risk of developing diseases like type-two diabetes, cancer,

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