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Alexandria Gazette – May 12 – “Staying Healthy, Staying Happy”

May is Older Americans and Mental Health Month, making it a perfect time to focus on promoting the mental healthy of older adults.  This is the topic of this week’s Alexandria Gazette article authorized by Terri Lynch, Interim Director of the City’s Division of Aging & Adult

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2016 Young at Art Exhibition – Oct 6 – Nov 17

This year’s Young at Art is the 30th Annual Juried Art Show for local artists 55 and up.  Sponsored by Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) and Goodwin House, and hosted once again by the Durant Arts Center, Young at Art will feature works by local artists–amateurs, teachers,

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Celebrating Older Americans Month – May 25th Health & Wellness Fair

Check out this week’s Alexandria Gazette Packet article talking about the upcoming May 25th Health & Wellness Fair at the Lee Center and celebrating Older Americans Month during May.  Click on http://connectionarchives.com/PDF/2016/050416/Alexandria.pdf on go to page 12 to read the complete article.

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Alexandria Gazette – April 7 – “March for Meals” Champions – Spreading the Word About Senior Hunger

Check out the Alexandria Gazette’s Senior Supplement for photos of the March of Meals Champions who delivered Meals on Wheels to raise awareness around senior hunger.  What a great community effort!  To view the photos click on MarchforMeals and scroll down to the Senior Supplement on pages 2 and

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Alexandria Gazette – March 23 – Generation to Generation Gala

This week’s Gazette features photos from the 2016 Generation to Generation Gala.  Check it out!  Click on  Gazette and scroll down to page 3.  

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A Night at City Council

SSA attended a City Council meeting on March 8th to receive a grant from the United Way of the National Capital Region. Also, Councilwoman Del Pepper read a proclamation stating March 2016 as “March for Meals” to raise awareness around senior isolation and hunger. Mayor Silberberg and Council Members

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Dementia Education Caregiver Series from Arden Courts

Dementia Education Caregiver Series from Arden Courts Join us for our Dementia Education Caregiver Series. Click on the following link for more details:  Arden Courts Dementia Education Series- Spring 2016. The Dementia Toolbox Thursday, March 3rd from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm “Different Types of Dementia and

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A Huge Thanks to Goodwin House Alexandria!

Thanks to Goodwin House Alexandria for organizing a Delivery Team for Meals on Wheels, especially Board Members Dave Baker and Mike McCaffree! Our volunteers are the heart of SSA!

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Senior Living in Alexandria – February 2016 Show

Check out our February “Senior Living in Alexandria” show, now available on Youtube, to hear from Francia Smith, of Arden Courts Memory Care Community, on Memory Care. It’s a show you don’t want to miss! Click here to view the show.

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Design for Dementia Workshop – Feb. 17th

Insight Memory Care is holding a workshop on dementia on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1-3 pm at their office at 3953 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA.  The workshop will focus on how the role of environment plays on behaviors in dementia.  For more information to go insightmcc.org

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