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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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SSA’s Annual Meeting

Senior Services of Alexandria’s Annual Meeting luncheon was held at the newly-opened Brandywine Living at Alexandria facility on Wednesday, June 27th. Joined by past, current, and incoming board members as well as Caring Connection donors, SSA celebrated another year of serving Alexandria’s senior population as well as

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PHAB Donates iPads

Last week the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) donated 28 Apple iPads to Senior Services of Alexandria.  We look forward to sharing such useful technology with older adults in the community! Pictured (from left): Kaye Bender,  PHAB President and CEO; Mary Lee Anderson, SSA Executive Director; Catrina

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Virtual Dementia Tour for Caregivers

Due to popular demand, Insight Memory Care has scheduled two sessions of the Virtual Dementia Tour in June. Designed for caregivers, the Virtual Dementia Tours simulate the effects of dementia- such as narrowed field of vision- to allow care professionals and family caregivers to gain a better

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“Just Us” Program Offered at the National Gallery of Art

East Building Tours March 19 from 2:00 to 3:30 April 16 from 2:00 to 3:30 May 21 from 2:00 to 3:30 June 18 from 2:00 to 3:30 West Building Tours April 2 from 2:00 to 3:30 May 7 from 2:00 to 3:30 June 4 from 2:00 to

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PK Silver Study: Participants Needed

Marymount University’s Department of Health and Human Performance is conducting a study to determine the effects of 8 weeks of a PK Silver Intervention on risk of falling, resting cardiovascular function, and fitness in older adults. The PK Silver Intervention consists of adaptive parkour using body-weight exercises

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Volunteer Appreciation Event

Over 50 volunteers from SSA’s different programs joined staff members for a special Volunteer Appreciation Month event! We were grateful for the chance to celebrate our wonderful volunteers with the help of Cabot Creamery. Cabot’s Gratitude Grille provided delicious macaroni and cheese, salads, samples, and raffle prizes. Want

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Volunteer Guardians Needed

The City of Alexandria is in need of additional Medicare Volunteers.  Volunteers who work with the Guardianship program receive training and support from Adult Protective Services here in Alexandria, and are placed in a court-appointed protective role for a senior or disabled adult who has no family member to

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Accessible Programs at 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! Tours for People with Low Vision and Who Are Blind at the National Gallery of Art Picture This tours incorporate vibrant verbal description with

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Tune in to Aging Matters

Aired on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on WERA – LP Arlington 96.7 FM, Arlington’s community radio station, Aging Matters is a weekly interview program hosted by Cheryl Beversdorf that features experts who provide information about aging related services and activities to older adults and

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Winner 2017 Best Practices Award
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