Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Love Letters to Strangers

Hannah Brencher’s mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural — she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. The act has become a global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters, which rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost. Click here to listen.

Easy to Make Chocolate Truffles

Valentine’s Day is almost here, so whip up some yummy chocolate truffles for that special person in your life – you! Click here to get started!


Breathe Better Exercises with Silver Sneakers

Here is another Silver Sneakers video on the importance of proper breathing and how it can reduce stress.
Check it by clicking here.

“History of Valentine’s Day”

Do you know the origins of Valentine’s Day? Check out this short video from the History Channel. Click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

The Plant Forward Movement – Planning, Eating & Label Reading  Tuesday, February 16, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Giant Food nutritionist, Kristen McGill, will talk about plant-based foods on the market and what to know when it comes to making healthy and environmentally friendly decisions. Click here to register.

Civil Rights Legislation In the New MillenniumTuesday, February 16, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join our distinguished panel of local legal and civic representatives for a discussion on Virginia’s recently adopted Breonna’s Law and the law’s implications for our African American communities. Click here to register.

Virtual Tour of Gadby’s Tavern and Celebration of the Birthnight Ball – February 19 – 10-11 am

Senior Services of Alexandria is pleased to partner with the Office of Historic Alexandria for a virtual tour and celebration at Gadsby’s Tavern on February 19 at 10 am. Gadsby’s Tavern has hosted numerous events through the centuries, but none as famous as the Birthnight Ball in celebration of George Washington’s birthday. Enjoy a brief virtual tour of the museum, then delve into this 18th century tradition. Click  here to register.


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