Senior Services of Alexandria’s (SSA) Feb. 12 Speaker Series is about “Senior Housing: New and Innovative Solutions.” SSA is cosponsoring this event with At Home in Alexandria (AHA) a grassroots not-for-profit organization founded by and for individuals age 55 and older who live in Alexandria and who want to remain in their own homes, living independently in the community they love.
As we reach the “golden” age, looking at where and how we want to live becomes a priority and there are so many options to think about. We ask ourselves, “Where can I live and be comfortable, independent yet have my needs met?” At this session attendees will learn about programs and services to help “age in place” safely; simple home modifications to make life easier; assisted living, continuing care and adult residential facilities in Alexandria. There will also be a discussion of innovative housing approaches — remember the “Golden Girls?”
Experts from AHA, Rebuilding Together Alexandria, AARP, Building Bridges, Caring Considerations and Alexandria’s Code Administration Office will be on hand to discuss the various housing options and answer any questions. The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons is providing Communications Access Realtime Translation (CART) service during the session for those attendees who suffer from hearing loss.
The Wednesday, Feb. 12, event is taking place at Charles Beatley Central Library at 5005 Duke St. from 9:30 a.m. – noon. It is a free event open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To register online go to www.servicesalex.org or call 703-836-4414, ext. 10.