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, remembering AHA members, an update on the Alexandria History interest group, our new StrongerMemory™ session starting in March and much more. Click here to read the full newsletter..

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. All thirteen villages in Washington DC have teamed up to become more efficient, creating DC Villages Collaborative (DCVC). Maryland villages can get funding from the state through six grants. Read about this and more in the full article in the January 4, 2024, DC Edition of the Beacon.

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. With 2024, AHA also welcomes a number of new corporate sponsors. Our January 2024 Calendar includes some interesting events – including an in-person tour of the Library of Congress, interview with Councilmember Alyia Gaskins and a Tech Thursday session on identifying email scams and how to protect yourself. Read more about all this and more in the full January 2024 AHA Newsletter.

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. AHA member Alan Dinsmore shares information on Parkinson’s diagnoses, and Goodwin Living’s Brain Health Program Director Jessica Fredericksen shares a tip from StrongerMemory. Curious how older drivers can see better after dark? Read up about it in AHA member Bill Clayton’s article.

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November Newsletter and Updates

Lots of news in the November Newsletter! AHA gears up to participate in Alexandria’s annual Scottish Christmas parade on December 2. Interest Groups are launched as another means of social connections. There’s also a follow-up article to the September’s event about hospice care. The calendar is full with in-person and Zoom events.

AHA sadly says farewell to very loyal and longtime members Penelope “Penny” Roberts and Maggie and Barry Stauffer.

Click here to view the November Newsletter and, in it, the Calendar of Events.

October Newsletter is Available

AHA is ramping up its tech support for members. Tech Thursday, a recurring group tech training session, will be held on the third Thursday of every month. Tech volunteers are also available to help members with troubleshooting or one-on-one training. AHA member Howard Weiss continues his monthly interviews this month with Councilman Canek Aguire. AHA member Brenda Bloch Young shares a financial tip and AHA member Alan Dinsmore shares information about Medicare price negotiations for ten drugs. Learn more about these things, catch up on more news and view AHA’s October 2023 events calendar in the October AHA Newsletter.

Stay Indoors and Catch up on August News

The AHA August Newsletter is available for your enjoyment. The calendar offers a number of events being held on Zoom and indoors. Do you know about Women’s Equality Day? Are you a fan of trivia? Read about an opportunity to play trivia games for free and earn prizes. Catch all the August news by reading the full newsletter.

Catch the Summer News in the July Newsletter

After studying the data results from the 2022 AHA Member Experience Survey, the AHA Board created a Core Planning Committee to determine what most needed to be addressed. Three goals were identified and then teams of both AHA members and volunteers were named to produce strategies to address these goals. Find out more specifics about the process in the “Getting Member Input – How are We Doing?” article in the newsletter.

A group of AHA members and volunteers are starting up a new program called “Grief Support: A Journey of Many Roads.” Are you interested in seeing other additional new programs? Would you be willing to facilitate a program? Read the article “Grief: A Journey of Many Roads” and other news in the full July Newsletter.

June Newsletter is Hot Off the Press!

Front page article highlights AHA’s 12 year anniversary celebration on May 25. The June calendar includes events with special guest speakers – be sure to check out the June calendar and the Program and Community Notes for details. AHA will begin an informal, in-person bereavement support group soon and would like to know if you are interested in joining the group. Details are shared in the article on page three. As always, AHA thanks the outstanding support we get from our volunteers! Our volunteers are critical to our mission. Read about this and more in the full newsletter.

AHA Celebrates 12 Years of Service

Nearly fifty AHA members, staff and volunteers gathered on May 25 to celebrate AHA’s 12 year anniversary. The celebration began with AHA director Cele Garrett sharing a video of the three founders of AHA – Dick Moose, Judith Jones and Ernie Lehmann. Cele talked about the accomplishments that AHA has made and recognized and thanked Ernie Lehmann in the audience. AHA membership manager Loretta Darst recognized the members and volunteers and talked about the special relationships that develop between them. The celebration ended with everyone toasting a glass of bubbly to the wonderful community that AHA serves.