Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Lessons from Past Presidents

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about what we can learn from American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Then she shares a moving memory of her own father, and of their shared love of baseball. Click here to listen.

National Cherry Pie Day

National Cherry Pie Day is a holiday that’s celebrated on February 20th every year. It’s a day on which people are encouraged to enjoy the second most popular pie in the U.S., second to only the apple pie. This is a pie that’s best served hot with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top. Click here to make this very easy recipe.



Easy Exercises to Strengthen your Knees

Is knee pain hindering your daily activities? These exercises focus on strengthening muscles that help protect our knees. Try them with Jenny! Remember, you can always use a chair for additional support.
Click here to get started.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

Alexander von Humboldt and the United States – Art, Nature, and Culture – Friday, February 19: 10:00am – 11:30am

Visit The Smithsonian American Art Museum from the comfort of your couch as we explore works found in the special exhibition: “Alexander Von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture.”  Click here to register.

Cooking with Kole! – Nutritious and Delicious!Saturday, February 20: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Kole is back with an online cooking class straight to your own kitchen!  Click here to register and have some fun!

Washington & Lincoln – Two Views of America’s PresidencyMonday, February 22: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

How do Washington and Lincoln compare as leaders, and how have their legacies changed over time? Join us as we learn more about these presidents, and how their tenures guide us through history. Click here.


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