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
- Senior Services Of Alexandria's Current And Former Board Members Gathered To Pledge A Continued Commitment To Helping Seniors Age With Dignity
Fri Sep 26 2014, AlexandriaNews.org
Current and Former Senior Services of Alexandria's Board Members and Supporters Gather to Pledge Continued Support of SSA's programs.
- Senior and Their Pets
Thu Sep 25 2014, Alexandria Gazette Packet
The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria and Senior Services of Alexandria recently partnered for an event, "Senior and Their Pets."
- Power of One - Volunteers Making a Difference
Wed Sep 24 2014, Alexandria Gazette Packet
Senior Services Recently Honored its Volunteers at a luncheon and thanked them for their commitment to seniors in the City of Alexandria.
- Helping Seniors
Wed Oct 23 2013, Alexandria Gazette Packet
Senior Services of Alexandria would like to thank members of the TC Williams High School National Honor Society for delivering meals.
- Role of "Friendly Visitors"
Thu Jul 25 2013, Alexandria Gazette Packet
Mrs. Lillian Parker, recently celebrated her birthday and one special guest was her friendly visitor Bonnie O'Neill who visits her weekly.
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