Senior Services of Alexandria

Senior Services of Alexandria Our goal is to make aging independently in Alexandria as enjoyable as possible!
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Founded in 1968, SSA strives to be the trusted, independent point of reference for Alexandria's senior citizens so they can live safe, healthy, self-sufficient lives. SSA wants seniors, their family members, and caregivers to have access to the resources needed to make informed decisions when self-sufficient living is no longer possible. To fulfill this role, the organization operates programs tha

t provide safe and reliable low-cost transportation for seniors, as well as the mentally- and physically-impaired; nutritional meals to any homebound senior facing food insecurity; services to improve at-home quality of living and financial stability; free educational events; as well as a point of contact knowledgeable of the full range of businesses, government services, independent programs for seniors in Alexandria.

You may have heard that there was a major fire Tuesday night in one of the warehouse buildings on Wheeler Avenue in the ...
01/08/2024

You may have heard that there was a major fire Tuesday night in one of the warehouse buildings on Wheeler Avenue in the City's West End. Among those affected was Jeffery's Catering, the company that prepares the food for our Meals on Wheels clients. The City's Department of Community and Human Services and SSA are working together to assure continued delivery of meals to participating residents. SSA will continue to deliver meals daily to all of our clients. SSA is grateful to the first responders, community partners, and volunteers who have come together in response to this! Challenges force our community to work together and find solutions, we are proud to live in a City that cares so much for its seniors and other vulnerable populations!

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The head of an Alexandria non-profit that coordinates with Meals on Wheels for the city's most vulnerable overcame a remarkable obstacle to continue the mission

SSA’s Senior Ambassadors play a vital role in our mission! The Senior Ambassador program is a flexible volunteer opportu...
01/05/2024

SSA’s Senior Ambassadors play a vital role in our mission! The Senior Ambassador program is a flexible volunteer opportunity that allows you to connect with seniors in your community. If you are interested in learning more or participating in our free zoom training on January 12th at 10am, please call 703.836.4414 ext.113 or email [email protected].

Welcome the new year with this week's SSA Connection, where you can listen to the love coach and podcast host Francesca ...
01/04/2024

Welcome the new year with this week's SSA Connection, where you can listen to the love coach and podcast host Francesca Hogi's TED Talk about true love and find a pot-roast recipe to keep your family warm! Click the link below for exercises to build a healthy core, a talk about Murillo's 'Self Portrait,' and so much more!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! True love — and the myth of “happily ever after” “The fairytale industrial complex has been lying to you,” says love coach and podcast host Francesca Hogi. Having spent years talking to thousands of people about their

Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria created a program to connect seniors wi...
01/03/2024

Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria created a program to connect seniors with local businesses. The Silver Service Card, when presented at participating locations, offers discounts to Alexandria seniors 60 and older! Card holders can enjoy 15% off Take-Out during lunch and dinner, and 50% off a second entrée dinning in Dishes of India Indian Restaurant serving Alexandria and Washington DC!

Visit the site here: https://www.dishesofindia.com/

To get your card please call our office at 703-836-4414! If you have a business and would like to participate in this great program please reach out to [email protected]
To see other businesses that offer discounts for seniors please follow the link below!
https://seniorservicesalex.org/programs/silver-service-card/

Today is the final day of the 2023-24 Subaru   Event! Thank you Beyer Subaru for choosing Senior Services of Alexandria ...
01/02/2024

Today is the final day of the 2023-24 Subaru Event! Thank you Beyer Subaru for choosing Senior Services of Alexandria as their Hometown Charity Partner. From November 16 to today, a percentage of proceeds from each new vehicle sold or leased supported Meals on Wheels and benefitted seniors in Alexandria. We could not be more grateful!

Happy New Year from SSA! Every year Senior Services of Alexandria is blessed with community support that fuels our missi...
12/29/2023

Happy New Year from SSA! Every year Senior Services of Alexandria is blessed with community support that fuels our mission. 2023 has been no exception. We couldn't do it without you!

There is no better way to reflect on all we have accomplished this year than to hear the words from those who are impacted by SSA's programs. We look forward to all we can achieve in 2024, working together to make Alexandria a place where all can age with dignity. Click here to support our efforts: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E45898&id=3

Our volunteers helped bring the holiday spirit to all our clients this month! We are thankful for the donations and volu...
12/29/2023

Our volunteers helped bring the holiday spirit to all our clients this month! We are thankful for the donations and volunteers that make it possible to spread joy to our seniors in December! Thanks to all who helped out throughout the Holiday, we appreciate you making time to give back to those in need.

Thanks again to Alexandria Sheriff's Office for all the support over the holidays! You make this City a great place to l...
12/28/2023

Thanks again to Alexandria Sheriff's Office for all the support over the holidays! You make this City a great place to live!

When Senior Services of Alexandria asked for Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver this week, we didn't hesitate -- and neither did other dedicated community members! The spirit of giving is strong in Alexandria all year long!

Kick off the New Year right with the help of this week's SSA connection! Whether it is a Ted Talk about mental health, a...
12/28/2023

Kick off the New Year right with the help of this week's SSA connection! Whether it is a Ted Talk about mental health, a video on why you could have trouble sticking to fitness goals, or an amazing black eyed pea recipe, this SSA connection has you covered. Don't miss the community events also included!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! My mission to change the narrative of mental health Legendary actor and mental health advocate Glenn Close is on a quest to change how we think about mental health, starting with her decision to speak out about

Thank you to Sergeant Victor Ignacio from Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia  for coordinating vo...
12/27/2023

Thank you to Sergeant Victor Ignacio from Alexandria Sheriff's Office, City of Alexandria, Virginia for coordinating volunteers from the Sherriff's Office and Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia, and to Vice Mayor Amy Jackson and City Council Member Alyia Gaskins and their families, and School Board member Tammy Ignacio for supporting Senior Services of Alexandria!

Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria created a program to connect seniors wi...
12/26/2023

Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria created a program to connect seniors with local businesses. The Silver Service Card, when presented at participating locations, offers discounts to Alexandria seniors 60 and older! Card holders can enjoy 10% off services at Salon Dezen !

Visit the site here: https://www.salondezen.com/

To get your card please call our office at 703-836-4414! If you have a business and would like to participate in this great program please reach out to [email protected]

To see other businesses that offer discounts for seniors please follow the link below!
https://seniorservicesalex.org/programs/silver-service-card/

Tesfaye Reta, SSA’s Outreach Coordinator, arranged an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony for residents of Claridge House and Seni...
12/23/2023

Tesfaye Reta, SSA’s Outreach Coordinator, arranged an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony for residents of Claridge House and Senior Services of Alexandria staff. Thank you to the Ethiopian community at Claridge House for the warm welcome and sharing your culture and tradition with us. We built new connections, and we look forward to our collaboration to better serve older adults in need. Thank you to Councilmember Alyia Gaskins and the Alexandria Health Department for attending the event!

This week, our volunteer spotlight is U. S. Congressman Don Beyer, a longtime SSA volunteer who has represented Alexandr...
12/22/2023

This week, our volunteer spotlight is U. S. Congressman Don Beyer, a longtime SSA volunteer who has represented Alexandria and Arlington since 2014. Thank you, Congressman Beyer, for taking time out of your busy schedule to deliver meals to older adults in Alexandria.

Prepare for the holidays with this week's SSA connection! Whether it is listening to Asha Curran, the CEO of the global ...
12/21/2023

Prepare for the holidays with this week's SSA connection! Whether it is listening to Asha Curran, the CEO of the global generosity movement GivingTuesday, give a Ted Talk on why helping people makes you happy or using Ina Garten's recipe to bake delicious Holiday Sticky Buns, this connection has you covered! Read on for some quick exercises and weekly notices:

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Why Helping People Makes you Happy “We underestimate the power of our own generous actions,” says Asha Curran, CEO of the global generosity movement GivingTuesday. Sharing stories of people making a difference through simple acts of kindness...

Happy holidays from all of us at Senior Services of Alexandria! Community support is felt all year round, but especially...
12/20/2023

Happy holidays from all of us at Senior Services of Alexandria!

Community support is felt all year round, but especially during this season of giving. Our amazing volunteers have gone the extra mile to spread joy to Meals on Wheels, Groceries to Go, AniMeals, and Friendly Visitor clients. We are grateful to live in such a caring community.

SSA recognizes and appreciates the many gifts we receive—whether it is a gift of time to deliver groceries or a warm meal, a gift of friendship and companionship to an isolated older adult, or the gift of a monetary contribution.

We look forward to all we can achieve in this next year, working together to make Alexandria a place where all can age with dignity.

Click here to support SSA: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E45898&id=3

Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria created a program to connect seniors wi...
12/19/2023

Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria created a program to connect seniors with local businesses. The Silver Service Card, when presented at participating locations, offers discounts to Alexandria seniors 60 and older! Card holders can enjoy 10% off in-stock merchandise at Red Barn Mercantile!

Visit their site at https://redbarnmercantile.com/

To get your card please call our office at 703-836-4414! If you have a business and would like to participate in this great program please reach out to [email protected]

To see other businesses that offer discounts for seniors please follow the link below!
https://seniorservicesalex.org/programs/silver-service-card/

On Saturday, SSA delivered Fruit baskets to our AniMeals on Wheels clients! These beautiful baskets were assembled and d...
12/18/2023

On Saturday, SSA delivered Fruit baskets to our AniMeals on Wheels clients! These beautiful baskets were assembled and donated by the Rowers Team at Bishop Ireton High School. Thank you to all volunteers who helped to deliver these holiday baskets!

Thank you to Jordy Coho and Nicole Izes from Beyer Subaru for their monthly support of Meals on Wheels, especially durin...
12/15/2023

Thank you to Jordy Coho and Nicole Izes from Beyer Subaru for their monthly support of Meals on Wheels, especially during Subaru's "Share The Love" Event. This month was extra special, as Jordi and Nicole were able to deliver scarves, socks, and mittens to Meals on Wheels clients donated by our community during SSA and Beyer Subaru's "Share the Love" Warm Item Drive.

SSA was chosen to be one of Beyer Subaru's hometown charities during "Share the Love," where customers can choose to donate locally to support Meals on Wheels. From November 16 to January 2, Subaru and its retailers will donate a minimum of $300 to non-profit partners like SSA

We would like to recognize the wonderful members of the .garden.club! They generously donated 200 flower arrangements fo...
12/15/2023

We would like to recognize the wonderful members of the .garden.club! They generously donated 200 flower arrangements for our Meals on Wheels clients, Friendly Visitor clients, Animeals clients and Groceries to Go clients. While we deliver meals everyday, we hope these flowers offer an additional bright spot for our Alexandria's older adult population. Thanks again Red Hill Garden Club for making such a generous effort and bringing joy to our senior clients!

Stay warm with this week's SSA connection, where you can find a wonderful chicken noodle soup recipe and a ted talk abou...
12/14/2023

Stay warm with this week's SSA connection, where you can find a wonderful chicken noodle soup recipe and a ted talk about wisdom to keep you grounded this holiday season! This weekly connection also has an 8 minute exercise video and an opportunity to view the Longwood Gardens in its full holiday splendor. As always, read on to learn about upcoming community events!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! 3 Practices for Wisdom and Wholeness How do we stand before the pain and promise of the world and keep hope and courage alive? Journalist and podcast host Krista Tippett has spent a career interviewing some of

Thank you Brian Shankman from NoVA Families for Safe Streets for dropping off safety light keychains at Senior Services!...
12/12/2023

Thank you Brian Shankman from NoVA Families for Safe Streets for dropping off safety light keychains at Senior Services! Stop by our office to collect your own light up keychain to increase your visibility as a pedestrian. Help Alexandria's chapter of NoVA Families for Safe Streets with their mission to make Alexandria's roads safe by reporting near miss incidents and dangerous locations. Just scan the QR code in the image below, or follow this link to Alexandria's NoVA Families for Safe Streets website: https://novasafestreets.org/alxfss/

Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria created a program to connect seniors wi...
12/12/2023

Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria created a program to connect seniors with local businesses. The Silver Service Card, when presented at participating locations, offers discounts to Alexandria seniors 60 and older! Card holders can enjoy 10% off lunch up to $10 and 20% off dinner up to $20 from Monday-Friday at Del Ray Cafe!

Visit their site at https://www.delraycafe.com/

To get your card please call our office at 703-836-4414! If you have a business and would like to participate in this great program please reach out to [email protected]

To see other businesses that offer discounts for seniors please follow the link below!
https://seniorservicesalex.org/programs/silver-service-card/

On Friday, Senior Services of Alexandria attended the Successful Aging Committee’s annual holiday party! Thank you to al...
12/11/2023

On Friday, Senior Services of Alexandria attended the Successful Aging Committee’s annual holiday party! Thank you to all the city officials and staff who celebrated with us. We are grateful to be a part of this wonderful event!

Our volunteer of the week is Pamela Nelson. Pamela Loves giving back by assisting with meals on wheels, She has made a c...
12/08/2023

Our volunteer of the week is Pamela Nelson. Pamela Loves giving back by assisting with meals on wheels, She has made a commitment to help 3 days a week! She's known as G-Ma to 15 of her grandchildren and recently retired from working for Fairfax County Human resources for over 30 years!! Thank you Pamela!

From now until January 2nd during Beyer Subraru's Share the Love Event, Senior Services of Alexandria and Beyer Subraru ...
12/07/2023

From now until January 2nd during Beyer Subraru's Share the Love Event, Senior Services of Alexandria and Beyer Subraru will be collecting donations of warm socks, gloves, hats, and scarves for our Meals on Wheels Clients.

In this week's SSA connection, you can celebrate Hanukkah with a video about the history of the holiday and a delicious ...
12/07/2023

In this week's SSA connection, you can celebrate Hanukkah with a video about the history of the holiday and a delicious Latke recipe! Click the link below, to listen to the british film producer Beeban Kidron in "The Shared Wonder of Flim" Ted Talk, and find a cure to joint pain with a quick 10 minute chair yoga video. You won't want to miss all the events highlighted!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! The shared wonder of film Movies have the power to create a shared narrative experience and to shape memories and worldviews. British film director Beeban Kidron invokes iconic film scenes — from Miracle in Milan to Boyz

Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria created a program to connect seniors wi...
12/05/2023

Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria created a program to connect seniors with local businesses. The Silver Service Card, when presented at participating locations, offers discounts to Alexandria seniors 60 and older! Card holders can enjoy 10% off all services on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Poppy Nails & Spa

To get your card please call our office at 703-836-4414! If you have a business and would like to participate in this great program please reach out to [email protected]

To see other businesses that offer discounts for seniors please follow the link below!
https://seniorservicesalex.org/programs/silver-service-card/

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday at our Ten Thousand Villages Community Shopping Event! Here are just a few o...
12/04/2023

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday at our Ten Thousand Villages Community Shopping Event! Here are just a few of the unique gifts you can get on December 7th from 4pm-7pm. During the event, 20% of all proceeds go to benefit Senior Services of Alexandria

We are excited to attend the Successful Aging Committee's Seniors Holiday Celebration on December 8th. We will see you t...
12/02/2023

We are excited to attend the Successful Aging Committee's Seniors Holiday Celebration on December 8th. We will see you there!

For more information on how to attend, see below:

Thank you Colleen, Mason, Kelsey and Eva Donley (and Baby Grace)  for delivering Meals on Wheels last week, we couldn't ...
12/01/2023

Thank you Colleen, Mason, Kelsey and Eva Donley (and Baby Grace) for delivering Meals on Wheels last week, we couldn't be prouder to have your support for Meals on Wheels! You are all Volunteers of the Week! We are thankful for all who helped us deliver over the holiday weekend!

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Alexandria, VA
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Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Founded in 1968, SSA strives to be the trusted, independent point of reference for Alexandria's senior citizens so they can live safe, healthy, self-sufficient lives. SSA wants seniors, their family members, and caregivers to have access to the resources needed to make informed decisions when self-sufficient living is no longer possible. To fulfill this role, the organization operates programs that provide safe and reliable low-cost transportation for seniors, as well as the mentally- and physically-impaired; nutritional meals to any homebound senior facing food insecurity; services to improve at-home quality of living; free educational events; as well as a point of contact knowledgeable of the full range of businesses, government services, independent programs for seniors in Alexandria.

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