Last year, the City of Alexandria was home to nearly 20,000 people over the age of 60, and by 2030 their numbers are expected to increase by almost 50%. Senior Services of Alexandria serves as a one-stop shop for information about services, activities, and resources for elderly residents in need. Knowing the importance and value of aging in place, SSA assists seniors in hiring an affordable assistant, and in-home care professionals in finding placements. For the homebound and socially isolated, a Friendly Visitor program offers year-round weekly visits, and the 500-strong Meals on Wheels volunteer cadre delivers 45,000 meals – seven days a week, including holidays. SSA also manages a call center that ensures safe, reliable, door-to-door taxi service for disabled adults. An eight-event Speaker Series for seniors, their family members, and caregivers, offers in-depth education by professionals on a wide range of topics including legal and financial matters, long-term care, and health care accessibility. Fostering independence and self-sufficiency, and enabling seniors to age with dignity are lofty goals ... that you can make realities.
Headquarters: VA-City of Alexandria
Where They Operate: VA-City of Alexandria
Age Groups Served: Seniors (50+)
Population(s) Served: Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Disabled; Low- to Moderate-Income
Awards & Recognition
October 2014 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce's Nonprofit of the Year Award
November 2014 AARP for the State of Virginia: Community Partner of the Year
June 2015 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce's Disability Awareness Award
- $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- The current budget for Senior Services of Alexandria is: $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
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