Tag: seniors

Aging Awards nominations now open

By Michael Schuster The Alexandria Commission on Aging – a 21-member citizen body appointed by City Council to advocate for older Alexandrians – is now...

Check your eyes

By Barbara Huelat Did you know that blindness or low vision affects 3.3 million Americans age 40 and over? According to the National Eye Institute,...

Medicare open enrollment

By Ashley Johnson Medicare open enrollment is now available through December 7 and is effective January 1, 2024. Between now and December, recipients can change...

Real Talk: A Grammatical Approach to Downsizing!

By Diane Murphy Working with seniors in their housing transitions for the last 20 years has led me to conclude that one of the best...

Five tips for beating the summer heat

By Diana Reynoso Excessive heat has caused more deaths than any other weather events. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, generally...

Cultivating kindness in Alexandria

By Leslie Golden | [email protected] City leaders, residents, family and staff gathered at Woodbine Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center on May 19 to celebrate caregivers in...

Aging unbound: Challenging the narrative on aging

By Pamela Austin Established in 1963, Older Americans Month is cele- brated every May. Led by the Administration for Community Living, OAM is a time...

By Leslie Golden | [email protected] During his nearly three decades as the director of driver education and training at AAA Club Alliance, Kurt Gray...

Seniors: Managing chronic disease: Commit to improving your quality of life...

By Pamela Austin with help from the Administration for Community Living Fully 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, such as diabetes,...

Better with age: Around the world for 46 years: No matter...

By Amy Will | [email protected] The year was 1975. They had both already experienced much of the world and were living in Italy. Just...