Information and Education

Senior Speaker Series

SSA works to ensure that each Senior Speaker Series program has local experts on the topic and provides the most up-to-date, accurate information. Each program is created collaboratively in partnership with City agencies and non-profits who are also invited to set up tables to share their information. For more information about individual Speaker Series programs click here.

SSA invites several local non-profits to co-sponsor these programs including: ACT for Alexandria; AHA!; Alexandria Library; Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities; Inova Alexandria Hospital; and Volunteer Alexandria.

Senior Ambassador Program

Looking for a flexible volunteer opportunity?  Want to serve older Alexandrians in your Community? Become a Senior Ambassador and advocate for seniors and spread the word about programs and services in the City of Alexandria.  You can choose how and when to best share information with your community.  Senior Services will provide a short training session and provide materials.  Please call MaryAnne Beatty at 703-836-4414, ext. 113 or email at communications@seniorservicesalex.org.

Click here for the program flyer.

Senior Law Day

The Alexandria Bar Association and Senior Services co-present Senior Law Day as part of the Senior Speaker Series each Fall to inform the Alexandria community about legal issues related to planning for aging.

Senior Living in Alexandria Cable Show

SSA produces a monthly cable television show, Senior Living in Alexandria, with assistance and training by Arlington Independent Media. Each show highlights and expands on the information shared at the most recent Speaker Series and includes special features such as cooking demonstrations and exercise tips.

Senior Living in Alexandria is broadcast on Comcast cable channel 70 Sundays at 2 pm in Alexandria and Thursdays at 4:30pm, Saturdays at 6:30pm, and Sundays at 1:30pm on channel 69 in Arlington, and is also available on our website and on our YouTube Channel.

A special thanks to Aetna for their sponsorship of this monthly show.

Senior Academy

Senior Services of Alexandria, in partnership with the City of Alexandria, is offering the 6th Senior Academy this spring.

The four-week course, beginning on April 3rd is designed to provide Alexandria’s seniors who are 60+ with an opportunity to gain exposure to the City’s various government functions, learn about local organizations that provide services and programs to Alexandria’s seniors and help seniors get involved!

Below is an application that can be downloaded, completed and saved. You can email to MaryAnne Beatty at communications@seniorservicesalex.org or mail to Senior Services of Alexandria, 700 Princess Street, Mezz. Level, Alexandria, VA 22314.  Also, you can call the office to request an application at 703-836-4414, ext. 110.

Applications are due by March 15.

Here is the application to download:  SeniorAcademyApplication

Senior Information Corners

Senior Information Corners are stocked by volunteers with current literature for seniors at 14 locations, including City libraries, the major recreation centers, continuing care facilities, and residential senior communities.

Barrett Library
717 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Burke Library
4701 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304

Charles Beatley Central Library
5005 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304

Charles Houston Recreation Center
901 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Chinquapin Recreation Center
3210 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302

Christ Church Alexandria
118 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Cora Kelly Recreation Center
25 W. Reed Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

Duke Street Condos
4600 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22304

Duncan Library
2501 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

Goodwin House
4800 Fillmore Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

Immanuel Church on the Hill
3606 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304

Law Library
520 King Street, Suite LL34
Alexandria, VA 22314

Lee Recreation Center
1108 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Low Vision Learning Center
103 S. Alfred Street (900 King Street)

Mt. Vernon Recreation Center
2701 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305

Old Presbyterian Meeting House
321 S Fairfax St
Alexandria, VA 22314

Ramsey Recreation Center
5650 Sanger Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

Shiloh Baptist Church
1401 Jamieson Avenue

Watergate at Landmark
211 Yoakum Parkway
Alexandria, VA 22304

Westminster Presbyterian Church
2701 Cameron Mills Road
Alexandria, VA 22302

For questions about the programs, or if you’re interested in volunteering, please contact MaryAnne Beatty by calling (703) 836-4414, ext. 113. or emailing communications@seniorservicesalex.org.

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