A COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT, ENRICHMENT & FUN FOR OUR ALEXANDRIA NEIGHBORS AGES 55+

Membership

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.

Volunteer

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!

Donate

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.

Events

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





Going Places: Safe Driving as You Age


NV Rides will present a free safe driving workshop with notable speakers, a vendor fair and lunch. Learn how to improve your health and well-being on and off the road. Explore safe and reliable transportation alternatives for you and your loved ones when it is time to hang up the keys. [read full article]



Dr. Atul Gawande Presentation September 25


The Village to Village Network celebrates 15 years of the Village Movement with a live streamed webinar from Boston by the author of Being Mortal, Dr. Atul Gawande on Monday, September 25th. The talk is entitled “Being Mortal’s Village: The Value of Community and Choice as We Grow Older.” [read full article]



A Busy Summer!


From TGIF happy hour, to the launch of “What’s In the News,” to a meeting at Upcycle to brainstorm collaborative activities, and more, AHA members, staff and volunteers have had a very busy Summer thus far. [read full article]



Volunteers Receive Special Training


On Tuesday June 13, 16 of our AHA volunteers participated in a special training session on recognizing the signs of dementia and the resources available locally to assist those affected. Christi Clark of Insight Memory Care Center presented the program and we thank her for sharing her considerable expertise on this important subject with our volunteers. [read full article]