One in four older Alexandrians lives alone; most are retired and living on a fixed income; some live in poverty; many have chronic health conditions. For over 50 years, SSA has been there. It offers Meals on Wheels for those unable to prepare food themselves; Groceries to Go for the homebound who canít shop; Caring Connections to provide meals and a quick assessment for those recovering from surgery or illness. Friendly Visitors address the silent epidemic of social isolation, and a call center manages low-cost transportation for those with mobility issues. Senior Ambassadors (all volunteers) keep their local communities informed about issues and programs important to them and SSA offers educational seminars, in person and virtually, for social connection and enrichment. Keenly aware of the challenges, SSAís mission is to enable aging adults to live independently, with autonomy, dignity, and self-sufficiency.
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 Community Members
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
- The current budget for Senior Services of Alexandria is: $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
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