Commission on Aging
Commission on Aging
The Commission on Aging (COA) serves as the principal advocate for issues relating to aging and promotes the implementation of the Older Americans Act and other age-pertinent laws and policies in Alexandria and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Commission advances programs and services that address the needs of older Alexandrians, especially for (but not exclusively) low-income residents.
Roster and Membership Information
Alexandria’s Age Friendly Plan for a Livable Community
Nominations for the 2023 Excellence in Aging Awards Program to be held at City Hall in the Vola Lawson Lobby on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. The deadline for nominations is March 31.
Commission on Aging Excellence In Aging Awards Winners 2022
Alexandria Commission on Aging (COA) held its annual Excellence in Aging Awards Program virtually May 10, 2022
The COA, which advocates for the needs of older residents in Alexandria, uses the awards to honor individuals — regardless of age — as well as an organization, that has provided service to older Alexandrians or demonstrated superior contributions in advancing issues and projects that favorably affect older Alexandrians.
Mayor Justin Wilson recognized winners in four award categories:
- Annie B. Rose Lifetime Award – Presented to an individual who has served seniors for at least 10 years. - Susanne Adams
- Lois Van Valkenburgh Excellence in Aging Award – Presented to an individual citizen with at least one year of service to seniors. - Babs Waters and Rick Reardon
- Excellence in Aging Award for an Organization – Presented to an organization that has made an outstanding contribution to Alexandria seniors. - Home Aid Northern Virginia
- Public Service Award – Presented to a City employee who has advanced, improved or otherwise contributed to making Alexandria a more livable community for all ages during the course of their job. - Terri Lynch