Alexandria Gazette Packet: Taking Care of Seniors

Senior Services of Alexandria’s volunteers have been busy this summer delivering Meals on Wheels, groceries, pet food, visiting and getting the information out to Alexandria’s seniors. SSA thanks them for all they do in making a difference in their lives. To see photos of our volunteers and the work they’ve done this summer, see

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Senior Tour: Inventors Hall of Fame & Museum

Join Beatley Central Library and Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) for our September tour and visit the Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum at the US Patent and Trade Office right here in Alexandria! After attending a presented by an Alexandria librarian, participants will have the chance

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Inova Learning and Living Event

To celebrate Falls Prevention and Grandparents Day, Inova is hosting a free event, open to the public. Learning and Living for Safer Generations will highlight strategies to be safer and active. Sessions will assist Grandparenting in the 21st Century as well as being Falls-free at home. Enjoy lunch, presentations, demonstrations,

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Alexandria Gazette Packett: ‘Young at Art’ Exhibition Returns

The Young at Art Exhibition will celebrate its 32nd anniversary this September at the Durant Arts Center in Alexandria. Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) and the Goodwin House Foundation are co-sponsoring again this annual event that showcases art of the many talented senior artists from the Washington Metropolitan area. To learn

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Healthy Eating Trends for September

Healthy eating trends are constantly changing. Ever wonder which ones are right for you? Join Madison Reeder, a Registered Dietitian , as she explains which trends are best to incorporate in our diets and which are best to avoid. Each session will include a cooking demonstration and

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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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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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