SSA Connection – February 25th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! We’re Experiencing an Empathy Shortage, but We Can Fix it Together “Being a psychologist studying empathy today is a little bit like being a climatologist studying the polar ice caps,” says psychology professor Jamil Zaki. That’s because

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SSA Connection – February 18th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Lessons from Past Presidents Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about what we can learn from American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Then she shares a moving memory of her own father, and of their shared

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Register Now for April “Virtual” Senior Academy

Senior Services of Alexandria will be hosting a Virtual Spring Academy beginning Wednesday, April 7 – 10 -11:30 am and continuing Wednesday morning during the month of April – 14, 21 and 28.  This four-week course will feature overview from city officials and departments on how the

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SSA Connection – February 11th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Love Letters to Strangers Hannah Brencher’s mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural — she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to

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Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Virtual” Local Tour of Gadsby’s Tavern and Celebrating the Birthnight Ball – Friday, Feb. 19 at 10 am via Zoom

Senior Services of Alexandria is pleased to partner with the Office of Historic Alexandria for a virtual tour and celebration at Gadsby’s Tavern on February 19 at 10 am. Gadsby’s Tavern has hosted numerous events through the centuries, but none as famous as the Birthnight Ball in

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SSA Connection – February 4th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! How Dolly Parton Led me to an Epiphany How do you end a story? Host of “Radiolab” Jad Abumrad tells how his search for an answer led him home to the mountains of Tennessee, where he met

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SSA Connection – January 28th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! Tracey Chevalier: Finding the Story inside the Painting When Tracy Chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them: How did the painter meet his model? What would explain that look in her eye? Why is that

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SSA Connection – January 21st!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! The 1-Minute Secret to Forming a New Habit You know how resolutions often go: you set a goal and start strong … then the motivation runs out and feelings of frustration and shame creep in. The struggle

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SSA Connection – January 14th!

Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy! The Fight for Civil Rights and Freedom Civil rights leader and longtime US congressman John Lewis spent his life fighting for freedom and justice for everyone. In this illuminating conversation with lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson, Lewis

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