Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How to tap into your awareness — and why meditation is easier than you think

Meditation asks you to slip into a state of serene presence. But why does something that sounds effortless often feel so difficult? In this lighthearted invitation, spiritual leader Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche shares three steps to help you accept the ebb and flow of your emotions and learn to meditate anytime, anywhere.
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How to Make Unbelievably Crispy Latkes

These perfect crispy appetizer-sized latkes will be the “talk” of the Hanukkah party.
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Your SOS Plan for Healthier Eating with David Jack

When you’re busy or stressed, good nutrition is still important, especially for older adults. Here’s a secret from SilverSneakers fitness expert David Jack: You need an SOS plan for healthier eating, and the trick is to put a lot of nutrients in one pot, pan, or cup.
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History of the Holidays: Hanukkah

Check out the History Channel’s history of Hanukkah that begins this weekend on December 18.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Transatlantic Book Club – A Christmas Memory – Thursday, December 15: 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Virtual

Join our friends from the Dundee, Scotland Public Library for a discussion of the short story “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote.
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Line Dancing – Tuesday, December 20: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library – Meeting Room

Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
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Senior Living in Alexandria Workshop on Caregiver Support – Wednesday, January at 11 am at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Road

Save the date for Senior Services of Alexandria’s next Senior Living in Alexandria speaker series: “Strategies and Resources for Caregivers of an Older Adult.” Local experts will talk about making a plan, finding resources and services available in Alexandria and beyond. To learn more and register,
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