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Monthly archive for August 2015

The Gazette – Volunteering All Summer Long

This week’s Alexandria Gazette Packet, published on August 27th, features some of our dedicated volunteers! Just click here and scroll down to Page 10 to read more about our volunteer groups, and visit our Meals on Wheels page, Friendly Visitor page, and Groceries to Go page to hear more

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“Young at Art” Exhibit Now Showing!

The 2015 Young at Art exhibition is open for viewing! The exhibition runs from August 24 – November 20th from 5:00 – 10:00 pm Monday-Friday. Cosponsored by Goodwin House Foundation and Senior Services of Alexandria this juried art show is artists 55 and older. This year’s juror was Chris

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Alexandria Gazette Packet – “Sharing Lives through the Friendly Visitor Program-Aug 20, 2015

This week’s edition of the Alexandria Gazette Packet has a touching story about a pair of SSA Friendly Visitors with their seniors and the joy it brings to everyone’s lives.  To read click on and scroll to page 11.  To find out more about the Friendly Visitor

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Dominion Virginia Power Expands its EnergyShare Program

Beginning September 1, Dominion Virginia Power announced an expansion to its EnergyShare program focusing on low-income customers with emphasis on the elderly, military veterans and people living with disabilities.  In addition to assistance with their energy costs, they will be offering free weatherization services.  For more information call

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Need a Fan to Beat the Heat this Summer?

The City’s Division of Aging and Adult Services has a free Fan Program available to Alexandria City residents who are 60 years of age or older.  Recipients must income guidelines.  The program goes through September 30.  Call 703-746-5999 for more information.

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Love to Sing! Join the Alexandria Encore Chorale!

This Fall start your Monday mornings off with a song!  If you love to sing join the Alexandria Encore Chorale, for singers 55+, for a weekly rehearsal starting Sept. 14 of music you’ll love.  You rehearse for a concert performance that will take place in early to

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National Gallery of Art Tours for People with Low Vision

The National Gallery of Art is offering tours of selected artwork for people with low vision or who are blind on two days in August – Saturday, August 22 and Wednesday, 26 for the theme, “Shall we Dance.”  The tour incorporates vibrant verbal descriptions with information about

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Check out the August “Senior Living in Alexandria” Program!

Check out this month’s program with Laurie Blackburn talking about Retirement Planning, the new “Book of the Month” club and the August Community Calendar.

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Alexandria Gazette – “A Junior View of Senior Services-” Aug. 6, 2015

Check out SSA Intern Jane Clinger’s article on page 14 of this week’s Gazette about her experience with Senior Services this Summer.  Thank Jane! To read click on

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New to Medicare? Aug. 11 Free Event at Beatley Library

If you are new to Medicare or a caregiver for a Medicare beneficiary, you might be interested in an event sponsored by the Alexandria Division of Aging & Adult Services to learn the basics of Medicare coverage and choices.  It is happening on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6:30 –

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