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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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Zebra: It Takes a Community to Combat Senior Loneliness and Isolation

This month, SSA’s Senior Living column in the online Zebra magazine focuses on the very real problem of senior isolation and loneliness. According to the Administration on Aging, 28% of individuals over 65 live alone. One way to combat the loneliness and isolation that often stems from seniors

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Alexandria Gazette – “Blancato to Keynote Senior Law Day Event”

This week’s Alexandria Gazette features an article about this year’s Senior Law Day keynote speaker Bob Blancato, National Coordinator for the Elder Justice Coalition.  To read the article, click here.   To register for Senior Law Day taking place on October 15 click on senior law day.

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Senior Living in Alexandria: October 2016

Check out our October “Senior Living in Alexandria” show, now available on YouTube. Join our host Jim Roberts this month as he speaks with Janelle Holt, esq. of Legal Services of Northern Virginia. Holt, who was instrumental in planning SSA’s upcoming Senior Law Day, explains what participants can

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Alexandria Gazette – “The Need to Plan”

On September 15th, the Alexandria Gazette Packet ran an article by Janelle Holt, Esq. about next month’s Senior Law Day. Sponsored by SSA and the Alexandria Bar Association, Senior Law Day will feature speakers from the Alexandria Bar Association, estate and financial planners, and geriatric care managers. To

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SSA’s New Monthly Column in “Zebra”

Senior Services of Alexandria will now have a monthly column in the “Senior Living” section of The Zebra magazine. This month, Executive Director Mary Lee Anderson writes about SSA’s upcoming Fall Robust Walkathon, as well as our annual Young at Art show, which features local artists. To learn

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Alexandria News – “USDA Announces Selected Organizations To Better Connect Low-Income Elderly And Disabled Americans With Healthy Food”

Alexandria News published an article on September 6th about SSA’s inclusion in a nationwide USDA pilot program. This pilot program will allow home grocery delivery to home-bound, elderly SNAP clients. Because nearly 20% of SNAP recipients are either elderly or disabled, this pilot program will be instrumental in

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Alexandria Gazette – “Enter Young at Art Exhibition” – September 1, 2016

The Alexandria Gazette ran an article about the upcoming 2016 Young at Art Exhibition with a call for Art on October 4th.  The juried art exhibition will run from October 6 – Nov 18th at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street in Old Town Alexandria.  To

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