Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

My mission to change the narrative of mental health

Legendary actor and mental health advocate Glenn Close is on a quest to change how we think about mental health, starting with her decision to speak out about her own family’s struggles — a brave choice considering the stigma that pervades the topic.
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The Best Southern Black Eyed Peas Recipe
Passed Down by Mama

Start the New Year off right with black eyed peas.
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5 Reasons Why People Fail to Stick to Fitness Goals

When you’re trying to increase fitness — or any new healthy behavior — remember these tips to help you build motivation and discipline.
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Auld Lang Syne

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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

One-On-One Computer Help – at the Barrett Branch – Tuesday, January 02: 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.
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New Year’s Reading Resolution Bingo – Read More in 2024 – Wednesday, January 03: 4:30pm – 5:30pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Play our New Year’s Reading Resolution bingo game and discover new things to read in 2024.
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Volunteers Wanted at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is recruiting volunteers to lead guided tours. Training begins January 6 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and continues with virtual evening classes and wraps up with an in-person workshop in late February or early March.
The application is available here.

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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