Whether you need some practical support (with a full AHA membership) or you’re just looking to socialize and make some new friends (with an AHA Associate membership), what are you waiting for? Join our diverse and welcoming AHA group and experience what it means to be a “villager”! Learn more.


What would AHA do without its amazing volunteers?! Our organization offers an array of volunteer opportunities and a very flexible schedule, based on your availability. You’ll have the chance to work with some great folks. Come on board!


AHA is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded locally by Alexandria citizens. We operate independently with no local, state or federal funding. Member dues cover 45% of our operational costs and we gratefully accept tax-deductible contributions to keep our service strong and vibrant.


AHA has LOTS of fun activities going on: walking club, cycling club, dinners out, lunches out, monthly guest speakers, happy hours, and so much more! Check out our upcoming events right here!


Featured Events

Below you will find links to our current upcoming events. Hover & Click to find out more. Check back often, or head over to our calendar of events page to find out more.

I have a military background and I consider myself to be ‘tough as nails!’ Someone like me doesn’t find it easy to ask for help. But, this past year, with a turn of events that my husband and I experienced, we had no choice but to rely on others. The AHA volunteers were absolutely fantastic.

- AHA member Susan

I’m fortunate to have a son, daughter-in-law and two young grandsons who live in the area. They help whenever they can. But there are times when I just don’t want to rely on them. It has been a source of great comfort to them that I have the AHA community to lean on for some extra help

- AHA member Helen

With AHA, we have found there is no “tired” in being retired! We enjoy the fun social and educational events, making new friends, lending support to others, and being part of the best way to ‘age in place’ in Alexandria.”

- AHA members Maggie and Barry

“We thought we would meet nice people, but we were not expecting the great friendships we have made. We love being part of an engaging, welcoming community. We will never leave.”

- AHA members Steve and Pam

What’s Happening

AHA Well Represented at National Village Gathering

The annual conference of the Village to Village Network, of which AHA is a member, was held in Baltimore November 6-8, and AHA used the close proximity of the conference to bring a contingent of a dozen to fully fan out to network and learn from the many excellent speakers. [read full article]

Drop in for Coffee and a Chat

AHA invites all who might be interested in learning more about AHA to an informal get-together at the Cameron Cafe on Tuesday, November 28th from 10:30am to 12noon. AHA members and staff will be on hand to share information about the services, [read full article]

First “Matter of Balance” Class a Success

The inaugural “Matter of Balance” class, co-sponsored by AHA and the City of Alexandria, has wrapped up, and plans are already afoot to offer the class again in the Spring 2018. Instructors Chriss Nielsen and Babs Waters led the class of a dozen participants through 8 sessions combining classroom instruction with stretch and balance exercises. [read full article]

AHA “Paints the Town Red” at the 6th Annual Benefit Gala

Thank you to the members, volunteers, sponsors and supporters who came out in support of AHA at our 6th Annual Benefit Gala October 22nd at the Carlyle Club. We had a grand time and were very pleased to have Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg and Council members Del Pepper, [read full article]