Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

A new national park to reclaim Indigenous land

In a part of the United States with more than 17,000 years of human history, cultural preservation advocate Tracie Revis is working to turn the Ocmulgee Mounds into Georgia’s first national park and preserve. This park would be co-managed by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, bringing the tribal voice back to an area they were forcibly removed from 200 years ago.
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Strawberry Pie Recipe – Preppy Kitchen

This fresh strawberry pie is a must make when berries are in season. You’ll LOVE the perfectly sweet filling with tons of fresh strawberries in a flakey homemade butter crust. Serve it with a big dollop of whipped cream and you’ll be in heaven!
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New to Yoga? Start Here

This follow-along yoga workout for older adults builds strength, improves flexiblity, and boosts balance.
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Emancipation Proclamation Insidet the Vault at the US National Archives

The original Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln is in the holdings of the National Archives. In this video from the National Archives, senior archivist Reginald Washington and senior conservator Terry Boone discuss the document’s significance, its history and measures taken to preserve it.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Spring Cleaning your Chakras Workshop – Amy K – Saturday, April 20: 1:00pm – 3:00pm – James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Discover the world of chakras and techniques to cleanse them while deepening your connection with your body’s innate wisdom and intuition.
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Film Series – “The Holdovers” – Wednesday, April 24: 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library – Meeting Room

Join us for a film screening of the 2024 Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress.
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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

The Successful Aging Committee is sponsoring the annual Senior Health & Fitness Fair on Thursday, May 23 from 10am-noon. This year’s fair will be a fun and interactive program featuring a presentation by the Inova Community Health Team, blood pressure and glaucoma screenings, a healthy cooking demonstration by the chef from The View Alexandria, chair yoga, and exercise with RPCA’s Rodney! The event will be held at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria. Light refreshments will be provided and the event is free, but please register by emailing or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.


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