Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Are Naps Actually Good for Us?

Afternoon naps are refreshing — but could they be messing up our sleep cycles? Sleep scientist Matt Walker reveals the pros and cons of napping, plus tips on how to get the most out of your next short snooze.
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Homemade Chicken Soup for a Cold Winter’s Day

Watch how to make a simple, delicious homemade chicken soup. This easy version is so tasty and the flavor is so rich and comforting. You will be surprised it uses just a handful of ingredients. Click here.

Silver Sneakers – Exercises to Strength Your Ankles

Ankle strength, flexibility and mobility is vital in keeping us safe on our feet. Strong flexible ankles help us with everyday activities such as walking, to more advanced movement like running or jumping. Whether you’re trying to maintain your running regimen or simply improve your walking gait, here are some fun easy exercises for you try.
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The History of Hanukkah

The History Channel explores the traditions of Hanukkah.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Cooking with Kole – Holidays Ideas! – Saturday, December 4-12:00pm – 1:00pm

Join an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen!
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The New Land – Author Talk by David O. Stewart – Monday, December 6 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

David O. Stewart talks about his new historical fiction novel, and takes your questions about writing, publishing, and the history surrounding his novel.
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Free Employment Services – Workforce Development Center
Wednesday, December 8 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

The Workforce Development Center provides resume review, job interview practice, tips on landing a job in the Alexandria region & more.
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