Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Don’t be a jerk to your barista — and other thoughts on frontline work

All jobs, especially those held by frontline workers, should have dignity and the ability to turn into great careers, says change management expert Adriann Negreros. From shift flexibility to ending work on time, he outlines what he calls the “handbook of humanity” — people-centered ideas for change, rooted in empathy — that, when implemented, can redefine the nature of frontline work.
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How to Make Delicious Lentil Soup

Healthy, hearty, and made in one pot, this Lentil Soup is a classic recipe that you can make with a few simple ingredients. Rich and nourishing, I promise that this is the best lentil soup that you’ll ever make! It is absolutely perfect for a cold winter day or when you need a cozy and budget-friendly recipe.
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You’re The One That I Want – Chair One Fitness

Join in this fun chair exercise set to Olivia Newton John’s “You’re the One that I Want.”
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The March on Washington in Photographs

On August 28, 1963, photographer Rowland Scherman, working for the United States Information Agency (USIA), took a photograph which has become an iconic image of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

51st Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Program – January 15, 2024, 4 p.m.
George Washington Masonic National Memorial – 101 Callahan Drive

Please join us for a celebration of the life, dreams, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is a free event, and will include motivating remarks and energizing performances.
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Handcraft Tuesday – Evening Edition – Tuesday, January 16: 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Virtual

Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!
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Tai Chi at Beatley Library – Balance Your Mind and Body – Thursday, January 25: 5:30pm – 6:30pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Join Jorge Banales as he gives instruction on the Yang Style 24 Movement Tai Chi form on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Empowering Caregivers” – Strategies and Resources for Caregivers of Older Adults – Wednesday, January 17 – 10:30 am at Beatley Library, 5005 Duke Street

Senior Services January 17th event will feature local organizations talking about the many resources available to caregivers. Speakers include: Insight Memory Care, Cherry Blossom PACE, Alexandria City Adult Day Services, Regional Older Adult Facilities Dementia Support Team (RAFT), and Belleview Medical Partners. If you are a caregiver or know of someone who is, please spread the word about this event. The event is free, but please register by email or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.



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