Gazette Packet: Telling Your Story

The December 19th edition of the Alexandria Gazette Packet features Anne Bolan, professional storyteller. She speaks about her profession, the importance of leaving a legacy, and her upcoming event with SSA on January 10th. Click here to read more on page 12.

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

What’s going on Jan 12th? The City of Alexandria encourages residents to dispose of prescription medicines safely during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on January 12th, or drop them off year-round at a permanent drop box location in Alexandria. On the 12th, Alexandria will have multiple drop

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Getting out guards against depression

Getting out guards against depression in old age New study finds clear link between cultural engagement and lower risk December 13, 2018 Cambridge University Press FULL STORY Regular visits to the cinema, theatre or to museums could dramatically reduce the chances of becoming depressed in older age

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Marymount University Workshops

The Regional Training Office at Marymount University is pleased to announce our upcoming Spring Schedule for Coach & Leader Training Workshops.   A Matter of Balance Coach Workshop: January 10, 2019 January 10, 2019 Cost: $60.00 Location: Marymount University, 4040 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington   Stay Active

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Speaker Series: Leaving a Legacy

Explore the idea of preserving your own story. Historians and families used to have letters & diaries to construct their family history. In a world gone digital, how will we pass on our experiences and life lessons? Come hear Anne Bolen, a professional story catcher, explain why

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Senior Coffee Connection at Giant Foods

Are you looking to meet other seniors in your neighborhood? Are you looking for new volunteer opportunities or interested in hearing about programs available for Alexandria’s seniors? Join Senior Services of Alexandria for a Senior Social on January 9th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Giant

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Portrait InSight at National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is hosting Portrait InSight, a program for visitors who are blind or have low vision. This 60-minute, verbally described tour will take place twice this month: Thursday, December 20th at 2:00, and Saturday, December 22nd at 12:00 noon Thursday’s tour is walk-in, while Saturday’s

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Zebra: Best Deal in Town

The Silver Service Card Program is 2 years old and affords seniors in Alexandria discounts at local businesses. It’s a win-win, as businesses gain new customers and clients score great deals! The Zebra has featured this noteworthy program in this month’s copy. Read more below: http://digital.thezebra.org/?issueID=32&pageID=50 Seniors

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Senior Living in Alexandria: December 2018

This month’s Senior Living in Alexandria episode features three insightful guests. Anne Bolen, President and Founder of Anne B. History LLC, discusses the importance of capturing your story and how to leave a legacy. Madison Reeder, Registered Dietitian, walks through how to make applesauce pumpkin cookies. Nancy

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Free Holiday Concert for Older Adults

December 18, 2018 at 7:30pm The George Washington Masonic Temple 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria, VA Featuring the Encore Chorales of Alexandria, Fairfax, Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads and Langston Brown. This performance will feature seasonal holiday favorites and the world premiere of Julian Wachner’s Alleluia Flourish. Also performing

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