NEWS & HAPPENINGS
AHA is pleased to share information about two events coming up this month in Alexandria focused on the older adult community. First, AARP is offering the AARP Virginia Academy: Smarter Living for All Ages on Saturday, June 17 from 8:15am-3:00pm at the Lee Center at 1108 Jefferson Street in Alexandria. The agenda includes a keynote address by Tracey Gendron, a gerontologist at VCU, on ageism and how to create a “new lens” to challenge society’s longstanding view of aging as deterioration and decline. The day continues with sessions on brain health, Medicare 101, a Homefit workshop, and more. A shred truck will also be on hand – so bring those documents to be shredded from 8am-1pm. Click here for the agenda.
The second event is a Commission on Aging Speaker Series Event – Community Forum: Making Alexandria A Livable Community for Seniors – to be held Wednesday, June 21 from 10am-noon at the Beatley Central Library. Click for the flyer. Members of the Commission on Aging will talk about the latest progress for making Alexandria a more livable city for seniors, but will also be seeking input from attendees on suggestions for meeting that goal. RSVP to www.seniorservicesalex.org or call 703-836-4414, extension 110. This event is free and open to the public.