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Commentary: Much Happening at SSA

— October is a busy month for Senior Services of Alexandria, and we are working hard on behalf of our seniors to make sure that we are providing services that will foster independence and self sufficiency. As such, we have two events scheduled to help us provide these services and our Gazette-Packet readers are invited to attend.

Our Fall Speakers’ Series is off to a great start with the annual Senior Law Day event, “Alexandria for a Lifetime!” This informative event is being co-sponsored by the Alexandria Bar Association on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2932 King St. in Alexandria. Join local experts to explore opportunities for aging well in the Alexandria community by accessing the myriad services available to assist and protect yourself and your loved ones. This free seminar will target planning documents, housing, insurance, financing, and medical and care resources available to families, both for seniors themselves, and for the children, friends and caregivers who are helping to meet the challenges of aging.

The event is free and open to all who would like to attend. Please register by calling Senior Services of Alexandria at 703-836-4414, ext. 10, or register online at: www.seniorservicesalex.org

And what’s October without an Oktoberfest! We are excited to have Port City Brewing Company sponsor our fall fundraiser to support SSA’s Meals on Wheels Program. Enjoy a tour and tasting event on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Port City Brewing is located at 3950 Wheeler Ave. For information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets to this fun-filled event, email SSA at admin@seniorservicealex.org (or executivedirector@seniorservicesalex.org) or call us at 703-836-4414.

The Meals on Wheels program delivers two meals to seniors ages 60 or older who are home-bound and unable to prepare food for themselves. We rely on a committed group of volunteers who deliver over 60 meals 6 days a week to seniors around the city. We are excited that in October we are expanding delivery to Sundays so the seniors we serve will not have to miss a single meal.

SSA is grateful to the Alexandria community that supports the work we are doing on behalf of seniors, and we are proud of our accomplishments and our efforts to push forward our mission. We hope you can join us in October at one or both of our events. If you would like more information on SSA’s programs and services, visit our website at www.seniorserviceslaex.org or by calling 703-836-4414, ext.10.