Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is a non-profit organization that has as its mission, “to foster independence and self-sufficiency, enabling seniors within the City of Alexandria to age with dignity.” SSA operates the Caring Connection, Creative Connection, Groceries to Go, Meals on Wheels delivery program 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. SSA and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria operate 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 stores and restaurants.
A life-sustaining program that allows seniors who are unable to leave their homes to shop, or who have difficulty preparing a meal, to have two healthy meals a day delivered to their homes. Meals are delivered 365 days a year, including holidays. To find out if you are eligible to receive subsidized meals through the Division of Aging and Adult Services, call 703-746-5999. Don’t qualify? SSA offers a direct-pay Meals on Wheels program at only $10 a day. Both programs serve the same food. A minimum of three days a week is required.
In partnership with Giant Foods and Safeway, screened volunteers deliver groceries year-round to seniors every other Thursday. Groceries are ordered over the phone based on the grocery recipient’s personal shopping list. There is no minimum order required and no delivery fee. Volunteers deliver groceries between 10 am and noon to the client’s home, and, if requested, will put the groceries away.Learn more
Carefully screened and trained volunteers are individually matched with socially isolated seniors with whom they visit for at least an hour each week year-round. All seniors are also interviewed regarding their personal history and interests, to facilitate a compatible match. The program enhances the quality of life of seniors in the City of Alexandria by providing social interaction, mental stimulation, and emotional support.Learn more
This program provides transportation for disabled residents of Alexandria who find it difficult to use public transportation. DOT’s one-way fare for trips up to five miles outside City limits is $3.00. Trips over five miles outside the City are $5.00.Learn more
SSA and the Alexandria Animal Welfare League have teamed up to form a monthly pet food delivery program for low-income seniors and their pets. These deliveries occur on the second Thursday of each month. Participants have the option of being delivered 10 cans of wet food or 10 lbs. of dry food.Learn more
SSA, the City of Alexandria, and At Home in Alexandria co-sponsor a program to connect seniors with local businesses. The Silver Service Card, when presented at participating locations, offers discounts to Alexandria seniors.Learn more
SSA presents a monthly Speaker Series event, each with a different topic, providing the most up-to-date information. The programs are collaboratively created in partnership with City agencies and non-profits. SSA also produces a monthly cable TV show, Senior Living in Alexandria, which highlights information shared at the Speaker Series. The show is broadcast on Comcast cable channel 70 Sundays at 2 pm in Alexandria, and on channel 69 in Arlington. SSA offers a FREE 4-week Senior Academy designed to provide Alexandria’s seniors with an opportunity to gain exposure to the City’s various government functions, learn about other organizations for seniors, and help seniors get involved!Learn more
The City of Alexandria’s senior population has grown to over 23,000 individuals – and more than 5,000 of these seniors live alone!
Senior Services of Alexandria, with more than 15 years’ experience delivering food to seniors, is pleased to announce the launch of a bold initiative called Caring Connection. This new sister program to Meals on Wheels will serve the City of Alexandria’s most vulnerable seniors. For more information, please see our full press release.
Caring Connection offers daily meal delivery, but goes beyond the standard Meals on Wheels program to provide personalized health and safety checks managed by dedicated staff as part of the scheduled deliveries.
The Basilica of Saint Mary
310 South Royal Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
313 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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