Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The profound power of gratitude and “living eulogies”


Why do we often wait so long to recognize each other’s gifts? Why are the truest compliments for the people we love often said only after they’re no longer around to hear and savor them? Andrea Driessen makes the case for writing eulogies for the living, sharing the power of “Gracenotes” to offer connection on a deeper level and dispel any regrets of waiting until a loved one’s death to appreciate their presence in your life.

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Croque Monsieur


This delicious French classic for a Croque Monsieur recipe is a pan-cooked sandwich stacked high with ham, bechamel, and shredded cheese! Click here.

Five Different Types of Push-Ups


Push-ups are a great compound exercise that works out multiple muscle groups at once, such as your arms and core. Here are 5 variations of this tried and true exercise you can do from home! Click here.

Upcoming Library and other Events

Bands & Brews in Del Ray at Pat Miller Square, Saturday, August 20, 1-6 pm


The Del Ray Business Association, sponsored by The Jen Walker Team, is sponsoring a special summer event, Bands & Brews, featuring live music in outdoor restaurant venues along Mt. Vernon Avenue! A portion of the proceeds will go to Senior Services of Alexandria.  Advanced tickets are $15, just click bands. You may also purchase tickets that day for $20.

 Low-Vision Book Club: Coming Together – Friday, August 19:

11:00am – 12:00pm

 The Prevention of Blindness Society is hosting a monthly virtual book club this summer. Click here.

 Burke Branch Friends – Summer Book Sale – Saturday, August 20: 11:00am – 4:00pm – Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

 Books, CDs, and DVDs for both children and adults all for sale at low prices. Join the Friends and/or shop the sale and help support the library! Click here.

 Yoga in the Reading Garden – Monday, August 22: 6:00pm – 7:00pm –

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library

 Wendy Harper returns to lead the popular Yoga in the Reading Garden.

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 Handcraft Tuesday – Evening Edition – Tuesday, August 23: 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Virtual

 Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!

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