Support AHA During Spring2ACTion, April 28, 2021!

On April 15, AHA celebrated its 10-year anniversary! We’ve learned so much since those early days and I hope you are as proud as I am of this community of support we’ve all built together.

Since that day ten years ago, the village movement has grown exponentially across the country. AHA is one of 266 villages across the country with a community of friends and volunteers to ensure that our older neighbors have the social, practical and emotional support they need to live safely and independently in the home and community they love.

This has been a difficult year for everyone—especially our older neighbors. They were the most vulnerable among us during the pandemic. Yet, our AHA members have shown us how resilient they can be, having endured tough times in the past. We worked harder than ever to stay in regular contacts with our members and to provide the support they needed to know they were never alone throughout this trying year.

We salute our extraordinary members, who continually teach us what it means to age well. We are indebted to our volunteers for all they’ve done this past year. Many of them never ceased driving our members to their critical medical appointment. Our volunteers made countless trips to the grocery store and delivered goods to our members. And we are humbled by and grateful for our donors who believe in the work we do to make Alexandria a great place to “age in place.”

In good times and in tougher times, At Home in Alexandria is committed to making daily life safer, easier and more enjoyable our seniors. Your financial support is vital to that promise. Spring2ACTion is our largest fundraiser of the year—and one of the few times during the year we ask for your financial support. We welcome contributions in any amount to AHA during the Spring2ACTion campaign, which ends on Wednesday, April 28 at midnight. Matching gifts will be available during the campaign to double your impact. Gifts by check are also welcome made to At Home in Alexandria and mailed to 3139 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305.

Cele Garrett
Executive Director
At Home in Alexandria
703.231.0824
aha@athomeinalexandria.org

Spring2ACTion is Almost Here!

Once a year, Alexandria nonprofits all come together for Spring2ACTion, an online “giving day” hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Alexandria’s community foundation. This year the big day is Wednesday, April 28.

As in previous years, you can contribute to the campaign in the two weeks leading up to the big day. The online portal will “go live” on April 14. If you prefer to contribute by check instead of doing so online, your gift will count toward our total if it is received in our office by April 28.

Last year’s Spring2ACTion campaign lacked the fanfare of previous years since it took place during the early days of the pandemic, so we did not have our usual in-person gathering at Del Ray Café on campaign day. We likely will forgo such a gathering this year, too – but we will carry on with the same spirit as always. Throughout this fundraiser, some generous AHA donors will offer a matching gift so that your online contribution will be doubled. If you would like to offer a matching gift to entice others to donate, we would gratefully welcome it.

Spring2ACTion is a highly effective and cost-efficient campaign for AHA. Watch for further updates and videos.

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!