About Senior Services of Alexandria
Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is a non-profit organization that has as its mission, “to foster independence and self-sufficiency, enabling seniors within the City of Alexandria to age with dignity.” SSA operates the Meals on Wheels delivery program, a fee-free Groceries to Go service, a Friendly Visitor Program; AniMeals; DOT Paratransit transportation; and Education and Information programs including monthly webinars and the Senior Ambassador Program. If you would like to join the effort to enhance the lives of seniors in our community, please contact SSA at (703) 836-4414.
Hours of Operations
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Call: (703) 836-4414
Fax: (703) 836-1252
Find our office address and get directions.
To contact a specific staff member, please see our Staff Roster.
DOT Paratransit Reservation Line:
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Call: (703) 836-5222
SSA Highlights 2020-2021
SSA Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion policy
Because we believe we are stronger when all of us have a seat at the table, and acknowledging a community-wide movement toward creating a more inclusive Alexandria, Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) commits to:
-supporting and promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in Alexandria
-interacting with Alexandria’s diverse population in a respectful and meaningful way with an eye toward dedicated service to our client population
-promoting policies, practices, and procedures that create an open and welcoming environment in our organization and its programs
-prohibiting and preventing discrimination against any client, volunteer, staff member, or member of the community based on race, religion, national origin, culture, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or veteran’s status
-acknowledging the past inequity, injustice, and physical and economic harm experienced by Alexandrians in our BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities
-demonstrating a willingness to identify and discuss without defensiveness where we fall short or how we might improve
-seeking feedback from clients, volunteers, staff, and community members about how our policies and programs impact various parts of the community and members of populations we serve
-being mindful of how Board discussions and decisions about policies and programs contribute to promoting equity and building an inclusive Alexandria
-continuing to pursue learning about the needs of invisible or under-served populations in our community
-and collaborating with other profit, non-profit, and governmental entities in ways which advance our common goals of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
While members of this organization may have different strategies and ideas about issues that are at the same time critically important on a public level and deeply personal, we commit to the immediate and ongoing work of equality and inclusion both personally and in our professional lives. Because, in the words of the poet, “we are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond”*, we affirm our commitment to an Alexandria that is just, equitable and fully inclusive.
*From “Paul Robeson”, a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks, 1984
Approved May 25,2022
SSA is committed to the highest standards of financial transparency. We want you to stay informed of how your contribution is spent. Please see the following documents outlining how we utilize dollars to achieve our mission.
SSA makes our financial information available to the public free of charge. To obtain more information, please contact SSA at 703-836-4414 or write us at 206 N. Washington St., Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314.