Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How to Design Workplaces & Cities for Women

From DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man to the Modular Man of the mid-20th century, we’ve used measurements of men’s bodies to create everything around us. Chairs. Doorways. Buildings. Cars. Design consultant Virginia Santy shares how designing an office for women sparked an even greater conversation: what if we built whole cities and economies for women?
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Natasha’s Kitchen’s Apple Crisp

Check out this great recipe for a yummy apple crisp.
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15-Minute Workout for Older Adults

This 15-minute exercise video produced by the National Institute on Aging for older adults features a warm-up, strength, flexibility, and balance exercises; and a cool down.
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The History of Labor Day

The History Channel talks how Labor Day came about making the first Monday in September a holiday.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Small Space Gardening for Pollinators – Wednesday, September 6: 6:30pm – 8:00pm – Virtual – Zoom

Join Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills to learn about the important role pollinators fill in our gardens.
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The Alexandria Library Foundation Author Event and Reception – 6:00-8:30 p.m. on September 21st, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 South Pitt Street in Alexandria. 

Local author Taylor Baldwin Kiland, and her co-author, Judy Silverstein Gray, have published a new book, Unwavering: The Wives Who Fought to Ensure No Man is Left Behind. It tells the story of military wives who waged an unprecedented home-front battle, speaking out after years of waiting patiently. Special guests include POW wives Andrea Rander and Emilee Reynolds, and the longest-held U.S. POW in North Vietnam, The Hon. Everett Alvarez, Jr. Senator Mark Warner will serve as the Honorary Chair and Councilman John Taylor Chapman will emcee the event.
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Senior Living in Alexandria” event – Thursday, October 19 at 10 am – Westminster Presbyterian Church – 2701 Cameron Mills Road

This is the first speaker series event of the 2023-24 season and will be focused on Senior Safety and Awareness. Local experts will discuss a variety of topics geared to keeping you safe inside and outside of your home including: Fall prevention; Ideas on how to keep your home safe by removing tripping hazards and other minor fixes; Stroke prevention measures; and the Importance of knowing how various prescriptions interact. The event is free and open to the public.
Click here or call SSA at 703 836 4414 ext. 110.


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