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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.

Page updated on Mar 22, 2019 at 12:38 PM

The Aging & Adult Services office offers supportive home and community services to eligible adults. Intake hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. To contact the office for information or referral, please call 703.746.5999 or email

See our Directory for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities or call 703.746.5999 to request a copy. 

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

Alexandria’s Age Friendly Plan for a Livable Community

This plan is a blueprint of actions for developing Alexandria’s as accessibility and inclusivity for residents of all ages and abilities.  The plan highlights activities in the following domains of livability:  (1) social participation and respect and social inclusion (2) housing (3) transportation (4) communications (5) health and community services and (6) civic participation and employment.  

Commission on Aging Annual Report

Read the Alexandria Commission on Aging Annual Report to the Alexandria City Council for FY 2018


  • Commission on Aging (COA) Seeks Nominations for Excellence in Aging Awards

    The Alexandria COA is seeking nominations for its annual Excellence in Aging Awards Reception, to be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Vola Lawson Lobby in City Hall, 301 King Street. Award winners will be recognized in four categories. Nominations are due by April 12, 2019. For more information, contact Debbie Ludington at 703.746.5694 or email

    Click here for award description and to make your online nomination

  • New to Medicare Presentations
    Are you new to Medicare or a caregiver for a Medicare beneficiary? Learn the basics of Medicare coverage and choices Monday, April 8, 2019, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. To RSVP call 703.756.5999 or email VICAP@ 
  • Making a Difference Through Volunteering
    The Division of Aging and Adult Services is looking for volunteers to provide Medicare education and support to older Alexandrians.  Volunteers will learn and provide information about Medicare, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Medicaid health insurance, and long-term care insurance. For more information email or call 703.746.5999. 
  • Silver Service Card
    The City of Alexandria, Senior Services of Alexandria and At Home in Alexandria have launched a new program to connect seniors with local businesses. The Silver Service Card, when presented at participating locations, offers discounts to Alexandria seniors ages 60 and older. To pick up your Silver Service Card, visit Senior Services of Alexandria, 700 Princess St., Mezzanine Level, 703.836.4414. You can also visit At Home in Alexandria, 3139 Mount Vernon Ave., 703.231.0824. View a list of participating businesses and their discounts.

VICAP Information

Aging imageCaregiver 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.

Monthly editions of our Caregiver Corner Newsletter

Employment and Volunteer OpportunitiesEmployment & 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 AssistanceFinancial Assistance

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


Information on subsidized housing, home modification programs, homeownership assistance programs and other housing related information.

In-Home ServicesIn-Home Services

The Homemaker Personal Care Services 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.


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

Information and ReferralInformation & Referral

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

Long Term Care and Assisted LivingLong Term Care & 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 HealthNutrition & 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 & 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.