Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How to Talk to Veterans about War

Wes Moore joined the US Army to pay for college, but the experience became core to who he is. In this heartfelt talk, the paratrooper and captain — who went on to write “The Other Wes Moore” — explains the shock of returning home from Afghanistan. He shares the single phrase he heard from civilians on repeat, and shows why it’s just not sufficient. It’s a call for all of us to ask veterans to tell their stories — and listen. Click here.

Old Fashion Potato Salad

It’s Memorial Day weekend and what could be better than old-fashion potato salad. Click
here to check out this easy recipe.

5-Minute Meditation

Here is a short, guided meditation through the peaceful New Hampshire landscape of Childe Hassam’s “Poppies, Isles of Shoals”. Learn a new way to connect with your favorite work of art – through a slow looking at this painting’s warm colors and lush brushstrokes.  Click here.

“History of Memorial Day”

Take a closer look at the origin of Memorial Day, a day dedicated to honoring the memory of fallen troops. Click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

Cooking with Kole – Nutritious and Delicious – Saturday, May 29 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen!
One of our most popular programs, Kole entertains and edifies with healthy and fun recipes to keep our spirits up and our bodies well fed! Click here to register.

Digital Resources Happy Hour – Tuesday, June 1 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Join us for ‘happy hour’ and learn about the library’s digital resources.
A short presentation will discuss all of the library’s digital services and the remainder of the time attendees can get assistance with accessing the library’s digital services and databases: eBooks & eAudiobooks; Streaming Music; Digital Magazines; Databases; Online Learning.  Click here to register.

Monthly Meditation – Wednesday, June 2 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone. Click  here to register.

Senior Law Day Virtual Workshop – Friday June 4, 11 and 18 – 10 – 11 am

Senior Services of Alexandria and the Alexandria Bar Association will host a virtual 2021 Senior Law Day with a focus on Estate Planning and other Life Choices from a COVID-19 perspective. Since the outbreak of the Pandemic in 2020, older adults have been forced to face a new reality on several fronts including choices around housing options; the necessity of technology; changes to legal documents; and changes in laws that older adults need to be aware of when making important estate planning decisions. This is a free session open to the public. Click here to register.
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