Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

3 Practices for Wisdom and Wholeness

How do we stand before the pain and promise of the world and keep hope and courage alive? Journalist and podcast host Krista Tippett has spent a career interviewing some of the world’s wisest people in search of answers to that question. Listen along as she offers three practices to help you make sense of what it means to be human right now — and how to live in a way that helps remake the world for the better.
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 Preppy Kitchen’s Chicken Soup

A recipe for chicken soup that will warm you on a cold evening.
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8-Minute Full Body Toning Exercises

This short video with Silver Sneakers will help you build strength, balance, and coordination with these bodyweight movements!
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Longwood Gardens | A Very Retro Christmas (2023)

Enjoy the beautiful sights of Longwood Gardens inside the Conservatory for their Christmas holiday season.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Low Vision Resource Group – Learn about Talking Book Program
Friday, December 15: 1:00pm – 2:30pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Learn about the Talking Book program offered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS).
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Latin Style Dance Class – Saturday, December 16: 1:00pm – 2:00pm –
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Feel the rhythm in the beat and learn new Latin style dances.
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Old Town Gingerbread Decorating – Sunday, December 17, 1-6 p.m. – Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

Learn about local architecture as you decorate a flat “façade” (front) based on historic buildings around Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. Ticket includes one flat gingerbread façade, all the supplies needed to decorate, and admission to the museum. Inspiring samples highlight architectural details you can recreate in candy and search for in the neighborhoods on your way home. Event ideal for families or adult groups; up to four people welcome per ticket. Select a start-time for decorating when purchasing your kit. Hot cider and spiked cider available for purchase during the event.
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Empowering Caregivers” – Strategies and Resources for Caregivers of Older Adults – Wednesday, January 17 – 10:30 am at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke Street

Senior Services January 17th event will feature local organizations talking about the many resources available to caregivers. Speakers include: Insight Memory Care, Cherry Blossom PACE, Alexandria City Adult Day Services, Regional Older Adult Facilities Dementia Support Team (RAFT), and Belleview Medical Partners. If you are a caregiver or know of someone who is, please spread the word about this event.
The event is free, but please register by email or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.

Beyer Subaru “Share the Love Campaign” – November 16 – January 2

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is Beyer Subaru’s hometown charity for the “Share the Love” Campaign this year. Customers at Beyer Subaru (7416 Richmond HWY) can choose to “Share the Love” locally to non-profit partners like SSA! For every Subaru purchased or leased from November 16 to January 2, Subaru and its retailers will donate a minimum of $300. We thank Beyer Subaru and Subaru of America for supporting Alexandria’s seniors!



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