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PHONE: 703.836.4414

Senior Links

 

AARP

www.aarp.org – AARP is a nonprofit membership organization for persons 50 and older. It provides information and education, advocacy, legal services, tax counseling and service, caregiving, volunteer and travel opportunities “to enhance the quality of life for all by promoting independence, dignity, and purpose.”

Division on Aging and Adult Services

www.alexandria.gov/aging – The Division on Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) serves Alexandria’s seniors and adults with resources ranging from caregiving, delivered food through Meals on Wheels operated by Senior Services of Alexandria, employment and volunteer opportunities, financial assistance, housing, in-home services, recreation, and transportation to help citizens remain independent. DAAS also has a Directory of Resources which you can download by clicking here.
(703) 746-5999

Alexandria Council of Human Services Organizations (ACHSO)

www.alexandriava.gov/ACHSOThe Alexandria Council of Human Services Organizations, or ACHSO, released a needs assessment report this week identifying 5 Key Issues affecting the quality of our human services network in the city. Those issues include Affordable Housing, Early Intervention Services for Youth, The Information Gap, The Eligibility Gap, and Nonprofit Advocacy. Meeting Needs Today provides a snapshot of the state of Alexandria’s human services system – including services, service gaps, and service improvements – since the last needs assessment in 2008. Senior Services of Alexandria is a member of ACHSO and participated in the development of the report, which is available online at the web address above.

Alexandria Libraries

www.alexandria.lib.va.us/client/home – This site gives information about library services as well as year round, 24-hour-a-day access to the catalog, library records, and several databases to which the library subscribes. Alexandria residents may borrow books from many libraries nationwide; the cost for seniors (65+) is $1.50 per title.
To search the catalog, reserve or renew books, or to search databases for newspaper and magazine articles:

  1. Click Online Information Services at the top of the home page
  2. Select Catalog Search/Renew Books (in English or Spanish) to search the catalog, renew or reserve books
  3. Select Click Here for Online Catalog
  4. To check your account, renew books or reserve books, enter the barcode on your library card and your home phone number, as instructed (You do not need to enter this information to search the catalog).
  5. Select Electronic Resources Homepage to search for newspaper and magazine articles and other information; note that you will need your library card number to use these resources.
Virginia Department for the Aging

www.vda.virginia.gov – The Virginia Department for the Aging (VDA) works with 25 local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) as well as various other public and private organizations to help older Virginians and their families find the services and information they need. The Department operates the Center for Elder Rights, which is a central point of contact for older Virginians to access information and services.

Alexandria Senior Centers

Saint Martin de Porres Senior Center – 703-751-2766

The Senior Center at Charles Houston – 703-746-5552

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 Senior Housing

Transportation

Local Services
Traveling
  • Cheapflights – Senior airfare discounts can be found in Cheapflight’s latest guide. It covers policies of the airlines still offering them as well alternative strategies for finding lower fares. Sometimes these can yield better deals than the discounts.
  • Travelling With Diabetes 

 Continuing Education Opportunities

 

Volunteer Opportunities
Caregiver Support
  • Caring Bridge – www.caringbridge.org
  • Lotsa Helping Hands – www.lotsahelpinghands.com
  • Meal Train – www.mealtrain.com
  • Griswold Home Care offers caregiver support groups, 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm, Immanuel Church on the Hill, 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA.  Call 703-739-2273 for additional details.
  • City of Alexandria’s Division of Aging & Adult Support Group – 1st Wednesday of every month, 4-5:30 pm, Alexandria Adult Day Services Center, 1108 Jefferson Street (in the back), Alexandria, VA  22314.  For more information call Jennifer Sarinksy at 703-746-6024. 
  • Caring.com – This website offers caregiving resources to family caregivers and senior citizens.
Legal Information

 

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