Happy New Year – January’s Newsletter is Here!

Our January Newsletter is here – please take a look at what we’re planning as we begin 2021 with hope for the year ahead.

Here Come the Holidays!

Lots to keep you busy and engaged as the weather turns colder; check out our December newsletter!

November 2020 Newsletter

Fall is in full swing!

Fall’s Here – and the Election’s Coming!

Election information, Age-Friendly Alexandria, and new staff – it’s all here! Click here:

 

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.

 

AHA April News for You

The April newsletter is now available here and we hope you’ll read through and get up to date on the AHA response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The newsletter also highlights the changes this year to Spring2ACTion, the Alexandria city-wide “giving day,” in light of the health crisis facing our city and our nation. Lots more news and some happy stories in the newsletter, too. Please keep in touch with AHA – we need each other now more than ever.

AHA Response to COVID-19 – Update March 24

AHA board, staff and volunteers continue to reach out to our members to ensure their needs are being met and they are staying safe in their homes. This email was sent to members and volunteers on March 23 with a full update on AHA activities and some ideas for trying new things during this period of confinement. We appreciate our volunteers who are doing grocery store runs and making check-in calls to maintain personal connection. Please reach out to our office at 703.231.0824 if we can be of any assistance. Stay in, stay safe.

Sound Advice from the Red Cross

We all need to make preparations to care for ourselves or those with whom we live who may come down with COVID-19. The Red Cross offers us this article to help you prepare to care for yourself and if you’re the caretaker. Consider it now!

AHA Response to COVID-19 – Update March 13

March 13 – AHA staff and board have decided to cancel all AHA social events in March in recognition of the risk attending these events may impose on our members. We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation. We are focused on providing our members with the support they need to stay safe and healthy during this period of uncertainty. Our thanks to the volunteers who are continuing to help our members get to important appointments and lay in pantry provisions. Please contact our staff at the AHA office if you have any questions or concerns – we’re here to help.