Fostering independence and self-sufficiency, enabling seniors within the City of Alexandria to age with dignity.
PHONE: 703.836.4414

Senior Links

 

AARP

www.aarp.org – AARP is a nonprofit membership organization for persons 50 and older. It provides information and education, advocacy, legal services, tax counseling and service, caregiving, volunteer and travel opportunities “to enhance the quality of life for all by promoting independence, dignity, and purpose.”

Division on Aging and Adult Services

www.alexandria.gov/aging – The Division on Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) serves Alexandria’s seniors and adults with resources ranging from caregiving, delivered food through Meals on Wheels operated by Senior Services of Alexandria, employment and volunteer opportunities, financial assistance, housing, in-home services, recreation, and transportation to help citizens remain independent. DAAS also has a Directory of Resources which you can download by clicking here.
(703) 746-5999

Alexandria Council of Human Services Organizations (ACHSO)

www.alexandriava.gov/ACHSOThe Alexandria Council of Human Services Organizations, or ACHSO, released a needs assessment report this week identifying 5 Key Issues affecting the quality of our human services network in the city. Those issues include Affordable Housing, Early Intervention Services for Youth, The Information Gap, The Eligibility Gap, and Nonprofit Advocacy. Meeting Needs Today provides a snapshot of the state of Alexandria’s human services system – including services, service gaps, and service improvements – since the last needs assessment in 2008. Senior Services of Alexandria is a member of ACHSO and participated in the development of the report, which is available online at the web address above.

Alexandria Libraries

www.alexandria.lib.va.us/client/home – This site gives information about library services as well as year round, 24-hour-a-day access to the catalog, library records, and several databases to which the library subscribes. Alexandria residents may borrow books from many libraries nationwide; the cost for seniors (65+) is $1.50 per title.
To search the catalog, reserve or renew books, or to search databases for newspaper and magazine articles:

  1. Click Online Information Services at the top of the home page
  2. Select Catalog Search/Renew Books (in English or Spanish) to search the catalog, renew or reserve books
  3. Select Click Here for Online Catalog
  4. To check your account, renew books or reserve books, enter the barcode on your library card and your home phone number, as instructed (You do not need to enter this information to search the catalog).
  5. Select Electronic Resources Homepage to search for newspaper and magazine articles and other information; note that you will need your library card number to use these resources.
Alexandria Senior Centers

Saint Martin de Porres Senior Center – 703-751-2766

The Senior Center at Charles Houston – 703-746-5456

Virginia Department for the Aging

www.vda.virginia.gov – The Virginia Department for the Aging (VDA) works with 25 local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) as well as various other public and private organizations to help older Virginians and their families find the services and information they need. The Department operates the Center for Elder Rights, which is a central point of contact for older Virginians to access information and services.

Senior Health
Senior Housing
  • Guide to Retirement Living (www.retirement-living.com) – The Source Book magazine list senior housing options, including independent, assisted living, nursing facilities, home care agencies, and other care resources.
    (866) 393-0957
  • SeniorHomes.com (www.seniorhomes.com) – Free directory of Senior Living communities in the United States. The directory has a rich listing of Senior Living Communities grouped by region and type (independent living, assisted living, care homes, Alzheimer’s care, and nursing homes). Additionally, the website also offers rich and detailed information about each type of Senior Living community – useful to families who are deciding what is best for their parents/grandparents.
Transportation
  • Senior Taxi – Reservations for Alexandria’s Senior Taxi service should be made directly with Yellow Cab. In order to obtain a discounted fare, Seniors must enroll for the new program directly with the City of Alexandria’s Division on Aging and Adult Services at (703) 746-5999 (then press 1) to obtain the new Senior Taxi Yellow Card. If you do not have a Senior Taxi Yellow Card you will pay full fare for taxi service.
  • DOT Transportation for Disabled – SSA continues to manage reservations for the DOT Paratransit transportation program which may be reached at (703) 836-5222.
  • Cheapflights.com – Senior airfare discounts can be found in Cheapflight.com’s latest guide. It covers policies of the airlines still offering them as well alternative strategies for finding lower fares. Sometimes these can yield better deals than the discounts.
  • Travelling With Diabetes –  Tips for travelling with diabetes
  • Virginia GrandDriver – http://granddriver.net/About-Us/
    This initiative aimed at helping older Virginians on staying safe on the road.   
Continuing Education Opportunities

 

Volunteer Opportunities
Caregiver Support
Legal Information

 

Recreation
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