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: movie group, dinners out, lunches out, monthly guest speakers, happy hours, and so much more! Check out our upcoming events right here!


As a senior I would be lost without AHA. When I call requesting assistance, they never fail to be there for me. I’m a widowed person and living alone. I often have depression and darn if an AHA staff member didn’t come to my home to check on me.

Two wonderful AHA volunteers go walking with me a couple times a week, and we’ve now become close and caring friends. One is a retired physical therapist and the other is a registered nurse. AHA gave a real powerhouse to me.

The staff, members and especially the volunteers are the best thing since apple pie and church on Sunday. I am forever grateful for AHA.

- AHA Member Klaus

At Home in Alexandria is an incredible jewel! Our mom was very independent and understandably wanted to stay in her own home—near her friends and the life she built. Yet in her 90s, she began to need assistance with certain tasks, and our finding AHA was absolutely essential in allowing us to honor her desire to stay in her home. Not only did she appreciate all their help with driving and errands, but she enjoyed their webinars and, most importantly, made several wonderful friends along the way. She constantly raved about AHA and its people, and we will forever be grateful to this tremendous organization. Every city in the country should be so lucky to have such a dedicated, outstanding group.

- Shannon, Natalie, and Eric

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 News is Here

February 2024 AHA Newsletter brings you the news hot off the presses and includes info about AHA’s participation in the Saving Claire Screening, highlights from the February calendar of events, new and exciting volunteer opportunities, [read full article]

Villages Help Neighbors Age in Place

DC’s Beacon newspaper has a nice article on villages in its January issue. Did you know there are about seventy-five (75) villages in the Greater Washington DC area? Villages work together to share ideas and resources. [read full article]

Start the New Year in the Know

The January 2024 AHA Newsletter is now available, and there’s lots of good information to read about. The AHA Board will begin the new year welcoming four new Board Members and saying goodbye to a couple of treasured Board Members. [read full article]

December is Here and so is the AHA Newsletter

In the December issue of AHA’s Newsletter, Executive Director Cele Garrett speaks to the importance of our Year End Giving and thanks our corporate sponsors for their support in 2023. Cele also shares a generous amount of information in part two of AHA’s Hospice Discussion. [read full article]