News & Happenings

First “Matter of Balance” Class a Success

The inaugural “Matter of Balance” class, co-sponsored by AHA and the City of Alexandria, has wrapped up, and plans are already afoot to offer the class again in the Spring 2018. Instructors Chriss Nielsen and Babs Waters led the class of a dozen participants through 8 sessions combining classroom instruction with stretch and balance exercises. [read full article]

AHA “Paints the Town Red” at the 6th Annual Benefit Gala

Thank you to the members, volunteers, sponsors and supporters who came out in support of AHA at our 6th Annual Benefit Gala October 22nd at the Carlyle Club. We had a grand time and were very pleased to have Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg and Council members Del Pepper, [read full article]

Upcycle Hosting Open Studio Sessions

Our community partner, Upcycle Creative Reuse Center, will offer Adult Studio Hours for anyone interested in using the space to make art, share what they are working on, or to learn a new technique. This program is now free due to a partnership agreement with the Office of the Arts. [read full article]

Going Places: Safe Driving as You Age

AHA was very happy to support the safe driving workshop put on by NV Rides. The event featured notable speakers, a vendor fair and lunch. Attendees learned how to improve their health and well-being on and off the road. [read full article]

Dr. Atul Gawande Presentation September 25

The Village to Village Network celebrates 15 years of the Village Movement with a live streamed webinar from Boston by the author of Being Mortal, Dr. Atul Gawande on Monday, September 25th. The talk is entitled “Being Mortal’s Village: The Value of Community and Choice as We Grow Older.” [read full article]