Check out the September Newsletter

The loss of two stalwarts of AHA – Dr. Judith Jones and Maggie Moose – is the featured article in the September AHA newsletter.  We grieve the loss of these two wonderful women who were so instrumental in the creation of AHA. The September calendar offers a new array of offerings that will inform and entertain. Election and voting information, COVID in Alexandria, an update on RMD’s and and member news is also included. Take a look!

August News is HOT

The AHA Newsletter brings you the news hot off the presses here and includes lots of updates on member activities, a staff position opening, highlights from the July calendar of events, a look to August programs, and much more.

Hot Off the Press – July News

The AHA July Newsletter is available here and includes the highlights of the past month, a look ahead to our July programming, and an introduction to a new AHA partner, Vitality Society. We’re continuing our social and educational programming online using Zoom and are introducing some new offerings this month including Reader’s Theatre Group, Trivia Happy Hour, and we’re opening a discussion about race and inequality in America. We also salute our AHA volunteers who are continuing to assist our members as we slowly return to the “new normal.”

June News for You

The June AHA Newsletter is here and features an update on AHA in the age of COVID-19 and how we are all coping. Learn about SMART911, check out the Zoom calendar for June (it’s Arts Month), and get an update on how individual members are dealing with the lockdown. Check it out!

Weekly Updates for May

AHA is providing our members and volunteers with weekly email updates to keep everyone up-to-date on services available to keep everyone as safe as possible while this health crisis is a threat. The May updates can be found linked in this post. We also provide lots of ideas for keeping busy and making the most of the time spent at home. If you have any ideas you’d like us to share with others, please contact the AHA office. Thank you!

May 1 Update

May 8 Update

May 15 Update

May 22 Update

May 29 Update

May AHA Newsletter is Here

All the news you need to continue to stay safe at home can be found in the May AHA newsletter here. We recap the work AHA volunteers are doing to help our members during this health emergency, how are members are helping volunteers, the wonderful results from the Spring2ACTion campaign and much more.

We Love Our Volunteers – Update April 24, 2020

This is Volunteer Appreciation Week and we have dedicated this week’s update to our wonderful volunteers who are going the “extra mile” to help our members during this crisis. Click here to see our latest update and news as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to work to help our members stay safe and secure – and entertained – as we “cocoon” awaiting our re-emergence.

AHA Update April 17 2020

AHA is providing members and volunteers with a weekly update on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our calendar of online events, and updates that can help us all manage during this crisis. The April 17 version is attached here and features information about food delivery, new programs using Zoom video conferencing, and some good ideas for battling boredom. Check it out!

 

Spring2ACTion Thank you

Wow! As you can see above, we are toasting the AHA matching gift donors and those who met those matches. THANK YOU to everyone who supported AHA during the Spring2ACTion campaign. With the help of our members, volunteers, friends and family of members and volunteers, and our Alexandria network of supporters, we not only met our goal of $32,000, we blew right past it to raise $35,690.
We considered lowering our goal given the current state of affairs. But, like ACT for Alexandria, decided to keep our goal as planned for this campaign. Well, Alexandria came through for us and for Spring2ACTion as a whole with $2.4 million raised in total. We are very, very grateful for this huge outpouring of support.
And, if you missed the day, but still want to contribute, we would certainly welcome your contribution on our website Donate page here, or by check mailed to the office. It will be credited to the Spring2ACTion campaign. Thank you!

Spring2ACTion and Support AHA

Spring2ACTion is the biggest “giving” event in Alexandria each year and AHA is participating for the 8th year. An online giving event – the donation page is now open (April 3-15) at www.spring2action.org/organizations/at-home-in-alexandria. We invite your support of our mission to serve our older neighbors and assist them as they continue to live and thrive in the home and community they love.

AHA is a one of the 230+ nonprofit “villages” around the country. Our volunteers provide practical, social and emotional support to our older neighbors here in Alexandria. For many of our members, AHA is a great safety net. For others, AHA has become an integral part of their social life. And, for some members, AHA is a lifeline. Whether it’s a ride to the grocery store, “handyman” help at home, technical support for your computer, or a walking companion, AHA is there so that our seniors can continue to live safely and independently in the home and community they love.

The real heart and soul of AHA is the social support we give to one another. We come together regularly—with restaurant outings…walking tours…book groups…our cycling club…current events discussion groups…our monthly speaker series…holiday parties and so much more. Of course, things look a little different right now since we can’t be together in person. We are delivering groceries and necessities to our members, checking in with them regularly, holding conference call “chats” and providing training sessions as we temporarily move our events online. Above all, we aim to help them remain safe and healthy.

Our AHA members are a hardy bunch. They’ve all lived through tough times–but we all know our older citizens are the most vulnerable right now. This difficult time will end at some point–and when it does, we will be there for these wonderful people. Your financial support during this campaign–our largest fundraiser of the year–is vital to that promise.

Stay safe and well–and thank you for supporting At Home in Alexandria.

Donations may also be sent by check to AHA and mailed to 3139 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305.