Area Senior Village to Host Unique Online Fundraising Event
Alexandria, VA
07/27/2020 03:43 PM

July 27, 2020 – Mount Vernon at Home is holding its annual gala online, offering a unique experience you won’t want to miss! This year’s Gala is titled “Celebrate! Into a New Decade!” and will be held September 13th, 2020 on Grandparent’s Day.  The event will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm via Zoom and will feature a gourmet 3-course dinner delivered to participant’s homes with wine, swag bags, a virtual auction, and more!

Senior Villages are more important than ever as families take a critical look at aging in place as the safest and securest place for our seniors to live and thrive.  Mount Vernon at Home, established in 2007, is grassroots, nonprofit organization committed to helping retirement age neighbors live engaged lifestyles and provide support as needed. They do this by connecting our members to exciting programs, events and to critical resources needed to maintain and support vibrant lives as we age. 


“We have adapted during the pandemic, pivoting our programs and services to respond to the crisis, doubling down on member check ins, and promoting our Village as a safe, secure, and important resource for our community” says Jan Buchanan, executive director. “Now more than ever, the care of our seniors in our community is of vital importance, “ she said, adding, “Communities like ours have come together to support each other in extraordinary ways during the pandemic and we will continue to adapt and support as we move forward during these uncertain times.”


The event will begin with a catered dinner and wine delivered to your door, prepared by Cedar Knoll Restaurant, known for its farm-fresh foods and delicious crab cakes.  You’ll hear from members, volunteers and some surprise guests.  The evening will cap off with a select variety of enticing auction items.  Door prize giveaways too!

“Area businesses have always supported our annual Gala, which has been a fixture of this community for over 10 years,” Buchanan says. This year we have extended the sponsorship benefits knowing we want to support our businesses for longer than just the single event,” she added.  Packages include at-event recognition, ongoing media exposure to our membership, speaking opportunities, and tickets to the September Gala.

More information about the event, including tickets and sponsorships can be found on their website, www.mountvernonathome.orgFor any questions please contact Jan Buchanan, Executive Director, at or 703-473-2892.


Mount Vernon at home is a nonprofit, membership organization serving the needs of seniors in the South County regions of Alexandria and Mount Vernon.  We provide transportation, light home and handyman work, fun and engaging activities to our members.  We are also advocating for the elderly in Fairfax County and beyond partnering with numerous community-based groups and businesses to serve our constituents and promote the value of Senior Villages in our region and the country.

Jan Buchanan
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