This Week's Nonprofit of the Week: Senior Services of Alexandria
What is Senior Services of Alexandria?
Senior Services of Alexandria (formerly Senior Citizens Employment & Services) is a full-service community organization with more than 40 years experience dedicated to helping Alexandria's seniors.
Senior Services of Alexandria's Mission:
To foster independence and self-sufficiency, enabling seniors within the City of Alexandria to age with dignity.
Senior Servics offered a variety of programs for volunteers and donors to participate in.
- Meals on Wheels: Gets nutritious meals to seniors who are unable to leave their homes to get groceries or have difficulty cooking in their homes. Over 200 volunteers and 4 partners make it possible for Senior Services to feed approximately 42,000 seniors per year.
- Senior Taxi: Reservations made a day in advance take seniors to and from medical appointments, pharmacies and grocery stores. $4 will get seniors anywhere within the city limits (to and from) and $5 (to and from) within 5 miles of the city limits. This service provides approximately 15,000 rides per year.
- Resource Center: Senior Service's Resouce Center provides seniors, their families and caregivers all the information needed to ensure proper guidance and services are available to Alexandria's seniors.
How Can You Get Involved with Senior Services of Alexandria?
Read more about Senior Services's Meals on Wheels delivery on Get out and Give Back by Jane Hess Collins