Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Life’s an obstacle course — here’s how to navigate it

“Instead of seeing life’s challenges as obstacles, I see them as an obstacle course — a fascinating array of tests that I’m curious to see if I can pass,” says community builder Maryam Banikarim. Telling the story of her experience emigrating from Iran as a child, Banikarim shares how her search for belonging led her to realize that community can help each of us overcome life’s hurdles.
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How to Cook Asparagus

In this video you will learn the two simplest ways to cook asparagus, by boiling it and roasting it. These simple techniques will enable you to make perfect asparagus every single time!
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The Quick, Effective All-Steps Workout

Boost your cardiovascular health with this indoor, walking-inspired workout. Follow along with SilverSneakers LIVE instructor Sims as part of the Get Fit Fast Challenge.
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Monterey Bay Aquarium – Why We’re Suckers for the Giant Pacific Octopus

Did you know that giant Pacific octopuses get “attached” to their aquarists—in a good way? These intelligent animals recognize our staff and may even embrace them after a long absence.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

One-On-One Computer Help – at the Barrett Branch – Tuesday, February 27: 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
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Meaningful Conversations about Racism – Feb 29 – 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Black History Museum – 902 Wythe Street

Join in this important conversation.
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SSA Connection Goes Live! – Thursday, March 21st, 10 – 11:30 am –
Beth El Hebrew Congregation – 3830 Seminary Road

Senior Services of Alexandria’s March 21 “Senior Living in Alexandria” event will be a fun one. The popular weekly newsletter, SSA Connection, is coming to you in person! “SSA Connection Live” will feature inspiring guest speakers, interactive presentations, and so much fun! The March “SSA Connection Live” workshop is free and open to the public, but please RSVP by emailing or calling 703-836-4414, ext. 110.


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