Commission on Aging opens nominations for Excellence in Aging awards

By Barbara Waters The Alexandria Commission on Aging is a 21-member citizen body appointed by city council to advocate on behalf of older Alexandrians. Since...

Seniors: Getting emergency help at home

By Pamela Austin Most people want to live independently in their home as long as possible. But as people age, they may experience limited mobility...

Seniors: A guide to talking with your doctor

By Carol Downs Taking an active role in your health care means working together as a team with your doctor, along with nurses, physician assistants,...

Seniors: Ways for seniors to stay fit this winter

By Darline Buchannon Age is in the mind of the beholder. Anyone who chooses to move their body can get fit and stay physically active. Getting...

Dementia Friendly Alexandria strives to educate the community

By Jane King Dementia can be a mystery to people who may not know how to react when they encounter someone with the disease. This...

Seniors: Navigating Medicare changes

By Nelva Hernandez The Medicare federal health insurance program serves 60 million people who are 65 or older, some younger people with disabilities and people...