Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Why Helping People Makes you Happy

“We underestimate the power of our own generous actions,” says Asha Curran, CEO of the global generosity movement GivingTuesday. Sharing stories of people making a difference through simple acts of kindness, she shows how generosity, even in its simplest forms, can be a transformative force — and explains why we all benefit from a world grounded in giving.
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Ina Garten’s Holiday Sticky Buns

Ina’s holiday sticky buns are filled with cranberries and white raisins!
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5 Exercises to Burn Seasonal Weight Gain

There are so many different factors during the holidays that can add up to a few unwanted pounds. Good nutrition is the foundation of shedding unwanted weight gain and a regular exercise routine is beneficial to your heart health and your muscular strength. Join Andi for her favorite 5 exercises to help burn off that seasonal weight gain.
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Bing Crosby’s White Christmas

Listen to Bing Crosby sing White Christmas.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Carefull Knitting – Knit and Crochet for Good – Thursday, December 21- 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library – Second Floor

Join Barrett Branch’s knitting and crochet group making items to donate.
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Tai Chi at Beatley Library – Balance Your Mind and Body – Thursday, December 28: 5:30pm – 6:30pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – -Large Meeting Room

Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.
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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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