Tag: seniors

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...

Parkour for older adults helps seniors gain confidence, balance

By Jean Lam Parkour. The word conjures up images of young guys leaping from rooftop to rooftop. With that picture, the term “senior parkour” might...

Seniors: Optimizing sight for a lifetime

By Sean Curry As people age, reading the fine print on the soup can or subtitles on the TV may become more difficult than they...

Seniors: Empowering people with disabilities to live independently

By Elizabeth Kumar The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia is a community resource and advocacy center for people with disabilities. ECNV’s mission is to end...

Life Well Lived: Redefining aging in Alexandria

By Mara Benner Huaorani elders are revered for their wisdom, experience and shamanic capabilities. The elders are also thought to have magical powers that younger...

Seniors: Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death

By Cindy Leach Schelhorn “My grandma has dementia. She can’t read or play with us like she used to. It makes me sad. I want...

Seniors: Decluttering is a vital step for healthy aging

By Lindsay Hutter Ask an adult age 55 or older what the key steps to healthy aging are, and you likely will hear responses such...

Seniors: Reduce your risk of fraud

By Carol Downs We all like to think we would never fall for a sweepstakes scam, identity theft or any other type of fraudulent offer....

Seniors: City housing resources for older adults

By Sharon Dantzig Are you an older adult wishing to downsize and stay in the community, but not sure where to begin? The Alexandria Commission...