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.

Page updated on Jul 22, 2021 at 2:35 PM

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Information Regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus Response


Aging & Adult Services

The Aging & Adult Services office offers supportive home and community services to eligible adults.

We continue to be available to the community and our older adult residents during this crisis. Information and referral hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Please leave a message at 703.746.5999 or email general questions to DAAS@alexandriava.gov.

To maintain confidentiality and to protect everyone’s personal information, please DO NOT EMAIL ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES REPORTS.

This Division also serves as the Area Agency on Aging and provides staff support for the Alexandria Commission on Aging.

Highlights

  • Celebrating Our Centenarians!
    Do you know someone living in the City of Alexandria who will be 100 years or older by December 31, 2021? The City of Alexandria in collaboration with the Successful Aging Committee will celebrate the distinctive experiences and achievements of Alexandria centenarians though certificates honoring lifetime achievements, Alexandria recognition coins and a Centenarian Month presentation at the September 28 City Council meeting. Residents who will be 100 years old or older by December 31 and wish to be acknowledged are invited to participate in one of two ways. Learn more.
  • Senior Cool Care Program
    If you are age 60 and older and need cooling in your home, you may be eligible for a box fan or window air conditioner. Call the Division of Aging and Adult Services at 703.746.5999. Program ends September 30, 2021.
  • Medicare 101 Presentation
    Are you new to Medicare or a caregiver for a Medicare beneficiary? Learn the basics of Medicare coverage and choices. This presentation is given by Medicare counselors from the Division of Aging and Adult Services. August 11, 2021 10 a.m. Registration is required. 
  • Adult Abuse Prevention
    View the Governor's Proclamation, 5 Things Everyone Can Do To Prevent Abuse and the Adult Protective Services infographics. To report concerns of older adult abuse, neglect or exploitation call 703.746.5778 or 888.888.832.3858.
  • Volunteer Guardian
    The Division of Aging and Adult Services is looking for individuals who can assure the well-being of an incapacitated Alexandrian living in an Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Facility. Volunteer Guardians are appointed by the Court to make decisions for older Alexandria residents who have lost the capacity to understand the consequences of their decisions. The volunteer will visit the resident monthly and follow the person's wishes as much as possible. Submit volunteer application to the Resource Coordinator for the Division of Aging and Adult Services. 
  • Register for the CV19 Vaccines
  • CV19 Educate America Campaign 
    The CV19 CheckUp, an online system developed to help Americans be safer, healthier, and ensure their individual needs are met during the pandemic. CV19 CheckUp asks users to complete an easy, quick, confidential questionnaire. A personalized report is immediately provided, outlining the user’s level of risk and offering recommendations and resources to reduce those risks. CV19 CheckUp employs artificial intelligence and data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).  DAAS is happy to partner with CV19 CheckUp and help spread the word about this powerful tool. Take it yourself: www.CV19CheckUp.org.  
  • Covid-19 Resources
  • Resources for tenants and property owners needing assistance to pay rent
  • See Alexandria's Age Friendly Community Plan


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