Resource Weblinks for Seniors
AARP is a nonprofit membership organization for persons 50 and older. It provides information and education, advocacy, legal services, tax counseling and service, caregiving, volunteer and travel opportunities "to enhance the quality of life for all by promoting independence, dignity and purpose."
City of Alexandria
This site gives information about library services as well as year round, 24-hour-a-day access to the catalog, library records, and several databases to which the library subscribes. Alexandria residents may borrow books from many libraries nationwide; the cost for seniors (65+) is $1.50 per title.
To search the catalog, reserve or renew books, or to search databases for newspaper and magazine articles:
Click Online Information Services at the top of the home page
Select Catalog Search/Renew Books (in English or Spanish) to search the catalog, renew or reserve books
Select Click Here for Online Catalog
To check your account, renew books or reserve books, enter the barcode on your library card and your home phone number, as instructed. (You do not need to enter this information to search the catalog.)
Select Electronic Resources Homepage to search for newspaper and magazine articles and other information; note that you will need your library card number to use these resources.
Office of Aging and Adult Services
The Office of Aging and Adult Services serves Alexandria's seniors and adults with resources ranging from caregiving, delivered food through Meals on Wheels operated by Senior Services of Alexandria,employment and volunteer opportunities, financial assistance, housing, in-home services, recreation,and transportation to help citizens remain independent.
Commonwealth of Virginia
- Senior Navigator
7501 Boulders View Drive, Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23235
Toll Free phone number: 866-393-0957
Local phone number: 804-525-7728
Senior Navigator is a nonprofit organization that provides free information about resources related to health and aging. These resources include: financial and legal matters, health facilities, assisted living and housing, exercise programs, support groups and more. The site is searchable by ZIP code to identify resources available by community.
- Guide to Retirement Living
The Source Book magazine list senior housing options, including independent, assisted living, nursing facilities, home care agecnies, and other care resources.
- Virginia Department on Aging
The Virginia Department for the Aging (VDA) works with 25 local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) as well as various other public and private organizations to help older Virginians and their families find the services and information they need. The Department operates the Center for Elder Rights, which is a central point of contact for older Virginians to access information and services.
- Senior Taxi
- 703-836-4414, ext 15
- DOT - Transportation for Disabled