Here’s What’s Happening at Senior Services of Alexandria

Senior Services of Alexandria is working harder than ever to offer services such a nutrition program, Fall Academy and more!

(Photos courtesy of SSA)

By MaryAnne Beatty

Alexandria, VA – Senior Nutrition Program

Senior Services of Alexandria is working harder than ever, delivering almost 2,500 meals a week to help keep older adults safe in their homes. We need volunteers to help deliver meals on wheels to these homebound seniors. You must be 64 or younger, have your own vehicle and complete a short application and background check. Volunteers are trained to follow enhanced health protocols mandated by the Alexandria Health Department. If you would like to make a difference in a senior’s life, and can make a 3-month commitment to delivering meals at least once a week, contact Nathan Toews at mealprograms@seniorservicesalex.org.

Outreach

SSA is ramping up our outreach activities by introducing new ways for seniors to stay connected to the community. Each week we email the SSA Connection, which offers interesting and entertaining features including Ted Talks, recipes, exercise, and relaxing views of gardens and nature. We also share upcoming happenings around the area including local programs offered by the Alexandria Library. If you would like to receive this fun email, contact Lindsay Hemphill at admin@seniorservicesalex.org to be added to the mailing list.

SSA is working with the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Alexandria Library to reintroduce our monthly tours and information programs in a virtual format later this fall, so be sure to stay tuned for details about these events.

Fall Senior Academy

The Senior Academy is back! Alexandria residents 60 and older can sign up to participate in four virtual sessions starting on Wednesday, October 7, at 10:00 a.m. and continuing every Wednesday through October 28. Speakers will include City Manager Mark Jinks, City officials from the office of the Voter Registrar, Division of Aging and Adult Services, the Health Department, first responders, Alexandria Library, and more. The presentations will be available via Zoom. It will a great way to learn more about how the City operates and all that is available to older adults. If you are interested, contact Lindsay Hemphill at admin@seniorservicesalex.org or MaryAnne Beatty at communications@seniorservicesalex.org.

SSA Oktoberfest – October 15

Get your tickets now for SSA’s Oktoberfest – October 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m!

This year’s Oktoberfest will be unlike any that came before. SSA, in partnership with Port City Brewing Company, is bringing Oktoberfest to you in a virtual format, featuring a guided beer tasting, games, and entertainment. Upgrade to a Sponsorship and SSA will deliver a classic Oktoberfest meaand Port City Tasting 4-pack to your home. After all – delivering meals is what we do 365 days a year! We are pleased to announce that Goodwin House, Inc. will be our presenting sponsor. Go to www.seniorservicesalex.org to buy tickets and get your sponsorship so you can join us for this fun evening!

Remember, if you have any questions about programs and services for older adults in the city, contact us at 703-836-4414 or the City’s Division of Aging and Adult Services at 703-746-5999.

MaryAnne Beatty is Dir of Communications, Senior Services of Alexandria.

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