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Volunteers Recognized at Senior Services “Drive-Thru” Luncheon in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Thursday, November 4, Senior Services of Alexandria held a “Drive Thru Thank You Luncheon” at First Baptist Church to recognize its superstar volunteers.

“Over 75 volunteers came through and picked up their lunch from SSA staff and City officials including Mayor Justin Wilson, and acting Police Chief Don Hayes, newly elected Sheriff Sean Casey, Department of Community and Human Services Kate Garvey, and the Division of Aging staff Terri Lynch, Debbie Ludington, and Pam Austin,” said Mary Lee Anderson, Executive Director of Senior Services Alexandria. “SSA could not support older adults without its volunteer “stars!”

The volunteers picked up a special lunch prepared by Jeffery’s Catering Co and star cookies from Maribeth’s Bakery.

SSA operates the Meals on Wheels delivery program, a fee-free Groceries to Go service, and DOT transportation reservations for the City, presents educational programs through various events, a speaker series, and a monthly cable television production, Senior Living in Alexandria. 

In a special partnership with the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, SSA also operates the AniMeals on Wheels program, providing food for pets of low-income seniors. SSA’s Friendly Visitor Program matches volunteers with seniors for weekly visits, enhancing connections to the community, and SSA’s Silver Service Card program provides local seniors with discounts at select local businesses.

If you would like to join the effort to enhance the lives of seniors in our community, please contact SSA at seniorservicesalex.org/volunteer or call (703) 836-4414.

 

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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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