Dementia Program at the National Gallery of Art

Just Us at the National Gallery of Art will provide interactive, discussion-based experiences in the galleries for people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers. Participants will explore two to three works of art during the 90-minute program. The initial sessions (a four-month pilot) will be held the first

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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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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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Statewide Senior Legal Helpline

The Virginia Poverty Law Center’s new statewide Senior Legal Helpline is now up and running.  The helpline is made possible through a contract between VPLC and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, with funding from a 3-year Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems grant from

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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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