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Aging & Adult Services

The Aging and Adult Services Division serves seniors and adults with disabilities with special emphasis given to those who have a low income and are most at risk of being institutionalized.  The office also serves as the Area Agency on Aging and provides staff support for the Alexandria Commission on Aging. To contact the office, please call 703.746.5999.  

 

Alexandria Aging Strategic Plan, The Alexandria of Our Future, A Livable Community for All Ages; Strategic Plan on Aging 2013-2017  

 

Highlights

  • The 2014 Directory for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities is here!  Download your copy by clicking here or call us at 703.746.5999 option 1 to request a copy.
  • Need a fan to beat the summer heat?  Help is on the way!  The City of Alexandria's 2014 Fan Care Program provides free fans to residents who are over the age of 60 and meet financial requirements.  Contact Velda Weathers at 703.746.5702 to find out if you qualify. 
  • Residents can apply for cooling assistance through the Office of Community Services.  The program allocates $175 per household to help pay for your gas or electric bill.  You can apply through Commonhelp,  obtain an application by clicking here or pick up a copy at 2525 Mount Vernon Avenue.  Applications will be received from June 15- August 15.  Individuals must be age 60+ and/or disabled and meet income requirements.  For questions or to find out the status of your application, please contact Ward Pivec at 703.746.5918.
  • The monthly editions of our Caregiver Corner Newsletter can be found here.
  •  The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for people who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive and skilled communicators to be Volunteer Ombudsmen. Please click here for details. 
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 Aging image  Caregiver Resources

If you are caring for a loved one, there are many resources available to help you provide care, gather information and support you as a caregiver.
Employment and Volunteer Opportunities  Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

If you are seeking employment, job training or looking for volunteer opportunities, there are many programs available to help you in your search.
Financial Assistance  Financial Assistance

Many programs are available to assist those in financial need including rent relief, property tax relief, utility assistance and general relief.
Housing  Housing 

Information on subsidized housing, home modification programs, homeownership assistance programs and other housing related information.
 
In-Home Services  In-Home Services 

The In-Home Companion Program provides in-home assistance for low-income adults over the age of 60 and/or who have severe disabilities that prevent them from performing these tasks themselves.
Insurance  Insurance

Information to help unravel the complexities of Medicare and Medicaid, as well as resources for individualized insurance counseling.
Information and Referral  Information and Referral

Resources for finding information about services and programs available in Alexandria as well as nationwide.
Long Term Care and Assisted Living  Long Term Care and Assisted Living

Long Term Care Long term care is generally defined as "Medical care received in a nursing facility or in a community setting that is expected to last at least 30 days". Medicare generally does not pay for this type of care.
Nutrition and Health  Nutrition and Health

Resources for finding information about services and programs available in Alexandria as well as nationwide.
Recreation 

Recreation 

Opportunities to engage in recreation and social activities regardless of your age or ability. .

SAfety, Protection and Legal Services 

Safety, Protection and Legal Services 

Are you at risk of physical abuse, financial exploitation or emotional abuse? Have you witnessed any of this? Are you living alone and need help in an emergency? Is your neighborhood safe?

Transportation 

Transportation

Programs are available to help you get to medical appointments, the grocery store and other destinations. Limited group transportation is also available.

 

 Customer Call Center 
703.746.5700

Intake for Mental Health,
Intellectual Disability & Substance Abuse Services
703.746.3535

In Crisis? Call us now.
24 hours a day:

Emergency Mental Health Services
703.746.3401

Detox/Substance Abuse Services
703.746.3636

Sexual Assault
703.683.7273

Domestic Violence
703.746.4911

Child Protective Services
703.746.5800
or State
 1.800.552.7096

Adult Protective Services
703.746.5778