Fostering independence and self-sufficiency, enabling seniors within the City of Alexandria to age with dignity.
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Letter from the Executive Director

Mary Lee Anderson

Read about SSA’s highlights, expanded programming and financial picture:

2016-2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Dear Friends,

SSA has continued to grow with the population of seniors and their needs. Achieving our goals takes the efforts of our incredible staff, caring volunteers, city and government partners, fellow community organizations, leaders, and our talented board of directors all working together.  Behind those helping hands are the donations that keep the “wheels” of our current programs moving forward and ignite new ideas and programs.

Here are just a few highlights from 2016/2017:

  • The MOW program expanded its outreach to Alexandria’s immigrant population, especially the West End’s Ethiopian community.  SSA has been very proactive in advocacy for the program in the face of potential Federal budget cuts.
  • Groceries to Go Program:  Thanks to both Giant and Harris Teeter, groceries are delivered every two weeks. In the Fall of 2016, SSA extended the program to seniors on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). There are currently 34 volunteers who shop for and deliver groceries to over 50 seniors.
  • Senior Academy:  SSA held the second Senior Academy class.  This four-week program explains how the City operates, what services are available to seniors, and how they can get involved.
  • Silver Service Card:  SSA is actively recruiting new businesses in Old Town and the West End of the city to participate in this free program for seniors.  Alexandria seniors 60+ can receive discounts at 30 businesses throughout the City.
  • Gala:  Jack and John Taylor and the Charity Family were honored with our Generation to Generation Award, and Fran and Gant Redmon received the special Community Service Award.
  • 50th Anniversary:  An Advisory Committee has been convened to plan the celebration of SSA’s 50th anniversary and development of a new endowment fund.

It is exciting to see how SSA continues to develop as an organization.  Thank you for your part in our growth and your continued support! Please learn more about our activities, upcoming events, and educational programming by exploring our website, and checking out our YouTube channel, Senior Living in Alexandria.

Mary Lee Anderson
Executive Director

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