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

February Fun on the Calendar

You’re going to love the February newsletter – click here to download it! It’s Heart Month and we have important information to help you recognize a heart attack or stroke. In addition, this issue talks about tax assistance, [read full article]

Workshop: Decluttering and Downsizing Ideas from the Experts

All are welcome to attend our workshop on decluttering and downsizing on Thursday, February 6th from 1-3pm at the Beatley Library.

You’ve been thinking about. You’ve taken on a few small projects. But you’re frustrated at your progress…or lack thereof. [read full article]

Happy New Year!

Starting the new year with appreciation to all who supported AHA in our year-end fundraising campaign – thank you! The January newsletter is here with updates and upcoming events, the introduction of new board members and appreciation for those outgoing, [read full article]

AHA Parades in the Scottish Walk

Many thanks to Penelope, Pam, Ann, Susanne and Maggie for leading the charge on parade prep and decorating the AHA float for the Scottish Walk. You make AHA look great! Check out the terrific photos from the parade taken by Barry, [read full article]