Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How books can open your mind

What happens when a dream you’ve held since childhood … doesn’t come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of books.
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6 New Year’s Eve Party Recipes

6 New Years Eve party recipes your guests will love!
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Ideal Diet for Older Adults

What we put into our bodies is just as important as moving our bodies! Listen to Silver Sneakers discussing the ideal diet for seniors.
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The History of New Years Modern Day Traditions

Learn about the history of New Years, and how our modern day traditions came to be.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Monthly Meditation – Wednesday, January 4: 7:00pm – 8:00pm – James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.
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Tai Chi at Beatley Library – Balance your mind and body -Thursday, January 5 – 5:30 – 6:30 pm – 5005 Duke Street – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

The practice of Tai Chi also benefits the mind, and learning the form, with keen awareness of body movements and balance, leads to an increase in mental sharpness. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Class is held outside in the reading garden, or in the Periodicals area in case of inclement weather or temperature.
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Senior Living in Alexandria Workshop on Caregiver Support – Wednesday, January 11 at 10 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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Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Walk to Respect Wednesday, February 22 at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater

How can we find our way to understanding? Where can we find common ground? Who has left us a blueprint for creating the trust that transcends differing opinions and ideologies? We may find some answers by looking back more than 150 years to the words spoken and written by Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass in this powerful staged-reading by playwright Beth Duda with original poetry by Cedric Hameed. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, A Walk to Respect, provides us a powerful example of two men with different opinions and agendas coming together against all odds to produce positive change.
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