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Yearly archive for 2018

Alexandria Gazette Packet: My Summer Experience

When Foziya Mohammed started her internship with Senior Services of Alexandria, as part of the city’s Workforce development Center’s Teen’s Work Program, in early July. Before that she had never heard of Senior Services or what we offer to senior residents. To learn more about Foziya’s experiences on staff this

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Zebra: How Animals Can Play a Critical Role in a Senior’s Life

Senior Services of Alexandria understands what a critical role animals can play in many seniors’ lives. Through SSA’s Friendly Visitor program, volunteers are making a difference in the lives of socially isolated seniors in Alexandria. There are weekly visits, friendships are formed, and sometimes it includes becoming

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Alexandria Gazette Packet: Register for Senior Academy

Are you a senior 60-plus residing in Alexandria? If so, have you thought about registering for the Senior Academy? It is a great way to learn about all the services and programs the city has to offer to seniors, and how to become engaged in your community. It is also

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Senior Living in Alexandria: August 2018

This month on Senior Living in Alexandria, SSA’s Executive Director Mary Lee Anderson filled in for our host Jim Roberts. She sat down with Katie Hilburn, Administrator for Silverado Alexandria Memory Care to talk about trends in memory care and how they’ve changed over time. Silverado Alexandria

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Accessible Programs at the National Gallery of Art

Tours alternate between the East Building and West Building.  Please be sure you know where the tour is meeting each month.  Picture This! Picture This tours, for people with low vision and who are blind, incorporate vibrant verbal description with information about works of art. The August tours will take

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Upcoming Young at Art Exhibition

All metropolitan area artists 55+ are encouraged to participate in the 32nd annual Young at Art Exhibition at the Durant Arts Center (1605 Cameron St, Alexandria). Participating artists must fill out an application, and pieces must be delivered between 10:00am and 12:00pm on Monday, September 10th in order

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Alexandria Gazette Packet: SSA Highlights New Programs

Senior Services of Alexandria held its annual meeting June 27 to honor retiring board members and welcome Jack Fannon as the new board chair. The occasion also highlighted the organization’s growing programs for seniors in the community. During a luncheon at Brandywine Living at Alexandria, outgoing SSA board chair Gerry Cooper talked about the growth of existing

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SSA Welcomes New Board Members

ALEXANDRIA—Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) welcomed new board members at its annual meeting and luncheon as well as honoring retiring board members who have completed their terms.  The meeting was hosted by Brandywine Senior Living, a new assisted living and memory care facility, located in Alexandria’s West

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Zebra Press: Calling all Seniors – Coffee Anyone?

During the summer, Senior Services of Alexandria staff are normally busy preparing for the upcoming year’s Speaker Series events. This year however, SSA has introduced a new program- Senior Coffee Connection. Each month, seniors meet at the Starbucks in Giant Foods at 3131 Duke St. To learn

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NOVA Senior Olympics

The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics (NVSO) originated in 1982, and had 80 competitors. By 2017, there were nearly 800 senior athletes from Northern Virginia that competed in a multitude of events. In order to participate in NVSO, athletes must turn 50 years old no later than December

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