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Alexandria Gazette Packet: In Praise of Senior Services

As Senior Services celebrated its 50th Anniversary this week, we were honored to find that the Rev. George A. Pera submitted a Letter to the Editor to the Alexandria Gazette Packet expressing his appreciation for SSA, its dedication to Alexandria seniors, and its accomplishments over the last 50 years. The

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Alexandria Gazette Packet: Senior Health & Fitness Month

This May will be the 25th anniversary of “National Senior Health and Fitness Month.” During May, communities are  encouraged to hold events that promote regular physical activity and to showcase what local organizations are doing to improve the health and fitness of older adults in their communities. Alexandria is

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Senior Living in Alexandria: May 2018

This month, Senior Living in Alexandria host Jim Roberts is joined by Nancy Lorenz of PKMove. A local nonprofit, PKMove offers adaptive parkour classes for people with special needs, including children, cancer survivors and seniors. For seniors, the focus is primarily on developing and strengthening balance and the ability

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Alexandria Gazette Packet: SSA Launches $230,000 ‘Caring Connection’ Campaign

Featured in the April 19th edition of the Alexandria Gazette Packet: Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA), just off the heels of celebrating its 50th Golden Anniversary, is launching a bold new initiative called “Caring Connection” taking its Meals on Wheels program to the next step and providing a safety

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Zebra: Supporting MOW through “March for Meals”

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) recently wrapped its month-long “March for Meals” campaign bringing awareness and support for senior hunger in the City of Alexandria. The annual campaign also commemorates the historic day in March 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the

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Senior Living in Alexandria- April 2018

This month, our host Jim Roberts interviewed Mac Slover, the Director of Sports at Alexandria’s Dept. of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities, about programs for seniors offered by the Rec. Department. In addition to programs currently being offered, the City is in the midst of a push

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Alexandria Gazette Packet: All that Glitters

The Alexandria Gazette Packet‘s Jeanne Theismann wrote about SSA’s Golden Anniversary Gala in the publication’s most recent issue. To read the full article, see page 20.  

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Senior Living in Alexandria- March 2018

This month, Senior Living in Alexandria‘s host Jim Roberts, sat down with SSA’s Executive Director Mary Lee Anderson to talk about the different services SSA offers, and to highlight a new program that is currently in the works: Caring Connection. To learn more about Caring Connection, watch this month’s full episode here.

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Zebra: Senior Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

This month’s edition of the Zebra includes an article written by SSA’s Communications and Outreach Director, MaryAnne Beatty. In “Senior Employment and Volunteer Opportunities: Check them out at the February 21 Speaker Series,” Beatty outlines places to look for employment and volunteer opportunities throughout the City. The full

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Alexandria Gazette Packet: Celebrating 50 Years

This week’s edition of the Alexandria Gazette Packet includes an article by SSA’s Development Director, Cassie Chesson. “Celebrating 50 Years” highlights SSA’s upcoming milestone gala. The event will be a festive reunion of all those who helped build Senior Services over the last half-century, including founders, former honorees,

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