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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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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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Senior Living in Alexandria December 2016 Program

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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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“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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Zebra: Remembering Seniors Around the Holidays; Young At Art

This month, SSA’s Senior Living column in the online Zebra magazine discusses the importance of remember our senior friends, family, and neighbors as the holiday season approaches. As we near Thanksgiving, many of us are making plans to see family and celebrate the things we are thankful for.

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Alexandria Gazette – “Practitioners Discuss Alternative Health Therapies”

Last week’s Alexandria Gazette featured an article by Mara Banner about SSA’s upcoming November Speaker Series event – “Living a Purpose-filled Life: Connecting Mind, Body and Spirit to Obtain Optimal Health.” Local experts, including Four Directions Wellness founder Mara Benner, will teach participants about several ancient health therapies

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Alexandria Gazette – “Young At Art: Senior art show celebrates 30 years”

This week’s Alexandria Gazette features an article about the 30th Young At Art exhibit at the Durant Arts Center in Old Town. Artists from the DC metro area submitted 174 pieces, and 90 of them were chosen for the juried show.  To read the article, click here.

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Senior Living in Alexandria: November 2016

Check out our November “Senior Living in Alexandria” show, now available on YouTube. Join our host Jim Roberts this month as he speaks with Mara Benner, founder of Four Directions Wellness in Del Ray, about the importance of caring not only for physical ailments, but also those of

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Young At Art 2016 Press Release

  YOUNG AT ART 30 Years Promoting and Celebrating Local Artists Age 55 or Older   ALEXANDRIA—Last night, the Durant Arts Center welcomed artists from the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area and Alexandria communities for the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 30th Anniversary show of Young

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