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SSA’s Fall Senior Academy Returns in Person

Sessions begin Wednesday, September 7

2019 Spring Senior Academy class.
(Photos & graphics: SSA)

Alexandria, VA – The 2022 Fall Senior Academy will be back in person. Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is excited to bring this program to Alexandria residents 60 and older in collaboration with the City of Alexandria. Fall is a great time to learn something new, and the Senior Academy fits that bill. This four-week session takes place every Wednesday morning in September from 9:30 am to 12 Noon. The weekly venues will change starting at City Hall, followed by Police Headquarters, Charles Houston Recreation Center, and Beatley Central Library.

The Senior Academy is a great way to learn about all the services and programs Alexandria offers to older adults, learn how the city operates, and engage in the community in various ways. It is also a way to meet new people and make new friends.

Attendees will hear from city leaders and nonprofits on topics including how the city formulates its annual budget and what recreational activities are available for older adults. Participants will meet at the following locations with designated topics for the morning:

  • September 7 – City Hall – Getting to Know Your City and How You Can Make a Difference
  • September 14 – Police Headquarters – City Services for Seniors
  • September 21 – Charles Houston Recreation Center – Community Resources
  • September 28 – Beatley Central Library – Leisure, Cultural, and Educational Opportunities

The Academy is free and open to Alexandria residents who are 60+. Light refreshments will be served. Applications are being accepted now. The class size is limited to 25. You can request an application by calling Senior Services at 703-836-4414, ext. 110, or by visiting or the city’s website at

MaryAnne Beatty is the Director of Communications for Senior Services of Alexandria.

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