Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!
How to be a Good Ancestor
Our descendants own the future, but the decisions and actions we make now will tremendously impact generations to come, says philosopher Roman Krznaric. From
a global campaign to grant legal personhood to nature to a groundbreaking lawsuit by a coalition of young activists, Krznaric shares examples of ways we can become good ancestors — or, as he calls them, “Time Rebels.” Click here
to learn more.
Easy to Make Thanksgiving Turkey
If you are cooking your first Thanksgiving turkey or need a refresher, check out
this easy-to-follow video. Click here to get started.
Get Moving with “Footloose”
Have fun moving to this short exercise program to the song, “Footloose.”
Click here to have fun.
Take a virtual tour of the November gardens at Hillwood Museum, the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, in Northwest Washington, DC. Click here to enjoy their beauty.
Do you Know the History of the Thanksgiving Holiday?
Check out this short video by the History Channel about the first Thanksgiving and how the holiday came about. Click here.
Upcoming Alexandria Library Events
Native Americans During the Civil War – Friday, November 20 – 3:00 – 4:00pm
The role Native Americans played in the Civil War and how their communities were affected will be discussed by a senior ranger from the National Park Service. Experience the remarkable history of the brave American Indian and Alaskan Native men and women who have served in the United States military. Click here to register.
A Time for Thanks and Celebration – Journal Writing on Gratitude and the Holiday Season, Thursday, December 3 – 10:30 – 11:30am
Senior Services of Alexandria is pleased to partner with Beatley Library and Heard, a local nonprofit whose mission is to foster creativity through artistic expression. We’re reaching the end of a year unlike any other. While there have been many challenges to overcome, there’s still a lot to celebrate and be thankful for. Join SSA and Heard Writing Instructor Elizabeth Allen for a fun and inspirational hour of journal writing as we explore our thoughts, reflect on our past and present, and share our hopes for the future. This will be a Zoom event, and all you will need is some paper and a pencil or pen. Click here to register.