This Week's Nonprofit Spotlight is At Home in Alexandria

at_home_alexandria_logoWhat Is At Home in Alexandria?

At Home in Alexandria is an all in one stop for information and services for Alexandria's senior citizens. AHA! provides members of the program with service ranging from doctor appointments to home repair to grocery shopping. Senior citizens are able to receive assisstance from the program to live their daily life, while still independent and not relying on family or friends to do every task for them.

At Home in Alexandria’s Mission

“At Home in Alexandria, the 'village' that covers most of Alexandria, is the answer! AHA! benefits the community by supporting seniors who want to remain independent in their own homes as they age.”

Program Highlights

  • Transportation – Rides to doctors, friends/family’s houses, grocery shopping, post office, or almost anywhere you need to go, but can’t get there on your own, and/or are concerned about waiting time or cost
  • Social, Educational and Community Events – AHA! arranges and coordinates interest groups, book clubs, entertainment outings, special events, educational seminars and similar activities for its members
  • Vendor Services - AHA! maintains a list of vetted vendor service providers, many of whom offer discounts to AHA! Members. As desired, an AHA! volunteer will facilitate communications between our Member and the contractor. Services will be vetted before referral, and individual experiences will be monitored.
  • Help with technology – AHA! will help Members set up and use computers, printers, the internet, e-mail, DVDs, phones, clocks, thermostats and other devices
  • Light Home Maintenance – AHA! volunteers help Members with household chores such as changing light bulbs, turning mattresses, treating slow running drains, unsticking windows, organizing closets, home safety and emergency preparations, and miscellaneous handyman tasks
  • Companionship – Visiting, conversation, reading
  • Yard Work – Gardening, watering, weeding, snow shoveling
  • Pet Care – Dog walking, grooming, medication
  • Errands – Marketing, grocery shopping, post office
  • Home Projects – Planning, organizing, downsizing
  • Phone Check-In – Daily calls to monitor Members
  • Medical Advocacy – Trained AHA! personnel can assist Members in dealing with their physicians and hospitals. (Future service.)

How You Can Get Involved

To volunteer with AHA! please begin the application and mail it in to:
AHA! Volunteer Coordinator
3139 Mt. Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305

For more information please visit http://www.athomeinalexandria.org/ for more information regarding At Home in Alexandria!

Comments

Pleased to learn about AHA! An amazing place to learn pros and cons about home related various aspects!! For Alexandria citizens hopefully this community keeping handy contribution. Thanks.John Crossley

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