Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Before I die I want to …

In her New Orleans neighborhood, artist and TED Fellow Candy Chang turned an abandoned house into a giant chalkboard asking a fill-in-the-blank question: “Before I die I want to ___.” Her neighbors’ answers — surprising, poignant, funny — became an unexpected mirror for the community.
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Barefoot Contessa’s Spanakopita

Check out this recipe for Spanakopita.
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7-Minute Yoga Workout for Older Adults

This follow-along yoga workout for older adults builds strength, improves flexiblity, and boosts balance.
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2024 Solar Eclipse Totality From Maine

If you missed the Solar Eclipse, check out this short video.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Women Going the Extra Mile – Friday, April 12: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Virtual – Zoom

Alexandria Celebrates Women Vice President Gayle Converse made a once-in-a-lifetime journey celebrating women’s equality and history by walking from Alexandria to Richmond.
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Intro to Genealogy – Building The Foundation – Monday, April 15: 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Virtual

Join the Local History Special Collection team for a virtual genealogy workshop and learn how to strengthen your family history research with essential foundational sources.
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Author Spotlight: Your Daughter, Your Advocate – Thursday, April 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm This event will be offered at in-person at First Baptist Church, 2932 King Street of Alexandria and online!

AARP Virginia and Insight Memory Care Center present this Author Spotlight with Bonnie Manns Roache, author of Your Daughter, Your Advocate: A Daughter’s Account of Caring for her Mother Against Lewy Body Dementia in a Flawed Care System. Join us for this free, open discussion to learn about the challenges of caregiving for a loved one with Lewy body dementia.
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s Health and Fitness Fair – Thursday, May 23 at 10 am at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria

Save the date for the annual Health and Fitness Fair sponsored by the City’s Successful Aging Committee. This year Inova Alexandria will be presenting with Woodbine Healthcare doing blood pressure checks, glaucoma screening by Prevention of Blindness, chair yoga, exercise with Rodney, and cooking demo by The View Alexandria! It is a fun and informative event! To register email or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.
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