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Senior Services of Alexandria 

The Episcopal Church on Older Adult Ministries






Mary McCormack

Betty Wanamaker

Dick and Kay Hobson

 Immanuel’s congregation includes a vibrant community of older adults who are active participants in all aspects of parish life.  The mission of Senior Ministry and Fellowship is to support them in their faith journey with educational and fellowship opportunities of special interest to seniors, links to important resources, and programs that help to integrate all generations spiritually. 


Senior Scoop:  News of special interest to Seniors

Immanuel Senior Ministry Events & Activities


Tuesday, 11/14/17, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Senior Ministry on a mid-day outing for lunch and a noontime concert at the Church of the Epiphany at 1317 G Street N.W. in Washington DC. The program, Transcendence & Inspiration, features music of Olivern Messiaen alongside Brahms’ Clarinet Trio, Op. 114, and stars Claire Eichorn on clarinet, Vasily Popov on cello and Hyeweon Gessner on piano. We will meet in the parking lot of Zabriskie Chapel at 10:00 am and carpool to Pentagon City Metro Station. We’ll take metrorail to the Church and stop at Au Bon Pain for lunch. The concert time is 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm. We’ll return on metrorail and carpool back to Zabriskie Chapel, arriving around 2:00 pm. The concert is free, but contributions to support the performance are graciously accepted. To RSVP, contact Jeannie Cummins at jceconsulting@comcast.net or call 703-851-5257.


The refurbishment of the Parish Library in the Fairchild Room is complete, and the library will be re-dedicated at the Forum Hour on November 5th, 2017.  Come and learn how to check out books and support the growth of our library!  While the “heavy lifting” involved with refurbishing the library is done, we still need for volunteers who can support the library’s ongoing operations, such as accepting and processing donated books, re-shelving books, keeping shelves clean, and tracking down overdue books. If you would like to volunteer with the parish library, please contact Jeannie at jceconsulting@comcast.net or 703-851-5257 or Martha Manson at mfm00@aol.com .


Community Events

Saturday, October 14th, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, TC Williams High School, 3330 King Street, Alexandria VA 22302

This year’s Senior Law Day program focuses on “Planning for Life Transitions.” The keynote speaker is Tom West with Signature Estate and Investment Advisors. Other local experts will also be on hand. The AARP “Shred Truck” will be on the premises, so bring any personal documents you would like to have shredded. Register on line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-seventh-annual-senior-law-day-aging-in-alexandria-planning-for-life-transitions-tickets-35933834065?ref=ebtnebregn or call the office at 703-836-4414 ext. 110.


Community Information

The City of Alexandria has joined the nationwide “Smart911” service, which lets residents, businesses and visitors provide information to 9-1-1 dispatchers in advance of emergencies. The free Smart911 service allows individuals and businesses to create online safety profiles with home, workplace and mobile phone numbers, along with additional information that would be valuable to dispatchers and first responders during an emergency. This information often includes home or work addresses, medical conditions, hazardous materials on the property, pets, and emergency contacts. Even with a safety profile, it is still important that 9-1-1 callers, particularly those with mobile phones, provide their current locations to dispatchers at the start of each call. Smart911 safety profiles are kept confidential and secure, and are only available to trained dispatchers in participating 9-1-1 centers across the country. For more information and frequently asked questions, and to create a Smart911 safety profile, visit www.alexandriava.gov/911.  For assistance, please call 703.746.HELP (4357).

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