Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How a penny made me feel like a millionaire

As a young child, Tania Luna left her home in post-Chernobyl Ukraine to take asylum in the US. And one day, on the floor of the New York homeless shelter where she and her family lived, she found a penny. She has never again felt so rich. A meditation on the bittersweet joys of childhood — and how to hold them in mind.
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Ina Garten’s Herbed-Baked Eggs

Ina’s herbed-baked eggs are inspired by eggs she ate in Paris! They will be perfect for your Christmas brunch lineup.
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Silver Sneakers Breathe Better

Diaphragmatic breathing, or belly breathing, helps reduce stress. Follow along with SilverSneakers Master Trainer Sharlyn as part of the 7-Day Happiness Challenge.
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Evolution of Santa Claus

The modern image of Santa Claus has been refined again and again.
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Handel’s Messiah

Conductor Nicholas McGegan led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Handel’s landmark oratorio, Messiah, marking a beloved holiday tradition throughout the Chicago area and the world.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Current Events – Discussion Group– Wednesday, December 28: 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Virtual

Join on Zoom for a current events discussion on the 4th Weds. of the month. Email to join our email list and get details on this month’s topic.
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Friends of Duncan Film Club – Second Annual Double Feature Film Festival – Wednesday, December 28: 7:00pm – 8:00pm Virtual

Watch the selected films at your leisure, and join the Friends of Duncan Library Film Club on the last Wednesday of the month to discuss!
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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.
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