Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

What Makes a Good life?
The Longest Study on Happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. Click here to listen.

Homemade Hot Chocolate

This short video will show you how to make a yummy cup of hot chocolate to stay warm while staying safe at home. Click here to get started.

Warm-Up Exercises for Older Adults

Here is a short warm up exercise from the Institute on Aging that you can do in
your living room. Click here to get moving!

A Room for Treasures – Cool Things at the National Archives

This Inside the Vaults video short details fascinating but little-known items in the holdings of the National Archives, including the Polar Collection, the patent for the Eskimo Pie, and State Department cables concerning the abominable snowman. Click here to be fascinated.

Upcoming Alexandria Library Events

Virtual Carefull KnittingThursday, December 10 – 4:00 – 5:00pm

 Join online for Barrett’s knitting and crochet group! Please register for this event by clicking here.

 Handcraft Tuesday – Evening Edition, – Tuesday, December 15 – 7:00 – 8:00pm

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

Register for this event by clicking here.

Duncan Book Group Holiday Get TogetherWednesday, December 16 – 7:00 – 8:00pm

Hang out for an hour and give the gift of book recommendations! Recommend your favorite book of 2020, and connect with other book enthusiasts. Register in advance for this meeting. Click here.


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