Senior Living

Silver Service Card is Best Deal in Town

By Mary Wadland

If you ask Mary Lee Anderson, Director of Senior Services in Alexandria, what the best deal in town is, she will quickly tell you it is the “Alexandria Silver Service Card.”

The program is just about two years old, and already has success, but as Anderson points out, “not enough people know about it – seniors or businesses.”

Cele Garrett, executive director of At Home in Alexandria, Denise Mackie-Smith from the Commission on Aging, and Mary Lee Anderson, Executive Director of Senior Services of Alexandria show off their cards during lunch at Del Ray Café, which was the  rst business to enroll in the program. (Courtesy photo)

The program is easy. If you are a senior (over 60) that lives or works in Alexandria, you qualify for a card. And if you are a business and want to offer special deals to seniors, you are eligible to participate.

Businesses all over town have already signed up. Nature’s Nibbles, a pet food store on Mount Vernon Avenue, for example, offers a straight 15% discount for in-store and delivery—no special days or hours, or standing on your head while chewing gum. Pork Barrel BBQ in Del Ray will give you a free fountain drink with a sandwich on weekdays before 5 pm.  Hysteria in Old Town offers 20% off purchases, any day of the week. Hairy Situations takes 15% off any grooming package Tuesday through Friday. (For a complete list of current participants, see the sidebar below)

The list is growing, and if you want your business added or to get a card, please contact Senior Services at 703-836-4414, ext. 110 or email [email protected]

Participating Businesses

Del Ray

Dairy Godmother                  10% discount, Monday – Thursday, 12-5pm

Del Ray Café                          10% lunch up to $10 Monday-Friday

20% dinner up to $20 Monday-Friday

Del Ray Pizza                         10% discount lunch Mon, Tues, Weds

Ease Yoga & Café                  $10 off A New Client Welcome: for only $40, new clients may attend 5 classes (good for 6 months after purchase)

Four Directions Wellness     5% discount on Four Directions Wellness educational offerings

Greener Cleaner                    20% discount

Junction Bakery                    One free 12 oz. cup of coffee or a 16 oz. Iced Tea Monday-Thursday

Market to Market                 10% discount, weekdays, 11am-5pm, on food and non-alcoholic beverages

Nature’s Nibbles                   15% discount, In-Store and Delivery

Pork Barrel BBQ                    Free Fountain Drink with Sandwich, Monday-Friday before 5pm

Purple Goose                         10% Discount

St. Elmo’s                               10% discount, Weekdays, 11am-5pm, on food and non-alcoholic beverages

Stomping Ground                 Free Small Coffee, Tuesday – Friday

Taqueria el Poblano              15% off Lunch, Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm


Fairlington Pizza                   15% off lunch, Monday-Thursday

Reunions                                10% off all merchandise on Mondays

Old Town

Blue Apricot                           $50 off 90-minute initial Executive and Life Coaching consultation ($200 regular fee) and 25% off on-going coaching

Café 44                                   10% off Breakfast and Lunch, Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm

Caffi Services, Inc                  5% off of any service call (plumbing or HVAC)

Gossypia                                 10% off all clothing

Hairy Situations                    15% off any grooming package, Tuesday-Friday

Hysteria Old Town                20% off all in-store items

The Italian Place                    10% off entire purchase

Local Motion Studio             15% off single classes and class packages

MeggRolls                              10% off entire check Monday-Friday

Olio Tasting Room                10% off in-store purchases

Poppy Nails & Spa                10% off all services Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:00am-4:00pm

Salon DeZEN                          10% off

Sonoma Cellar                       15% discount, Monday-Thursday dinner; 15% discount, Saturday & Sunday brunch, 12 noon – 3 pm.

Slaters Market                       15% off food and non-alcoholic beverages

Ten Thousand Villages         10% off in-store purchases

The Wharf                              15% off lunch Monday-Friday

Trademark Drink and Eat     10% off lunch 11am-2pm (does not include alcoholic beverages).

West End

London Curry House             15% off lunch buffet

The Palate Pleasers               20% off personal chef services

Tempo                                    10% off lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch (Does not include Monday/Tuesday dinner specials (three course dinner for two plus a bottle of wine) or holidays and special events.)

 Alexandria, Fairfax County

Clean Smart                           10% off dry-cleaning

Dishes of India                      15% off Take-Out during lunch & dinner; Dine-In: buy one entree & second entree 50% off

Premium Family Dental        25% off for Premium Family Dental


Teamdunston, LLC                10% off all personal training packages

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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