Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Why is the Mona Lisa So Famous

More than 500 years after its creation, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” is arguably the world’s most famous painting. Many scholars consider it an outstanding work of Renaissance art— but history is full of great paintings. So, how did this particular portrait skyrocket to unprecedented fame? Noah Charney explores the factors that helped create a worldwide sensation. Click here.

Chicken Pot Pie

‎This homemade chicken pot pie is classic comfort food and will warm you up. It’s a show-stopping dish with a flaky pie crust, filled with saucy chicken and vegetables. If you’ve never tried a homemade savory pot pie, you are in for a treat. Click here.

Silver Sneakers: 7-Minute Mini Cardio Workout

This mini-version of our Silver Sneakers Stability class may be quick, but you’re sure to get a heart-pumping workout that will strengthen your body—and your mind. Click here.

I Have a Dream Speech by Martin Luther King .Jr

In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal holiday, click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Winter Wildlife – Tuesday, January 18 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us for a presentation by environmental educators from the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center to discover what animals and plants are doing during the cold winter months. Click here.

Duncan Book Group – A Monthly Discussion of Timely Titles  Wednesday, January 19 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

The Duncan Book Group meets from 7 PM to 8 PM on the third Wednesday of each month. Click here.

Senior Services of Alexandria’s January 20 Virtual Caregiving Workshop: Strategies and Resources for Caregivers of an Older Adult

Senior Services of Alexandria kicks off its 2022 “Senior Living in Alexandria” workshop series with its annual Caregiving program. It takes place on Thursday, January 20 at 10 am via zoom. Attendees will learn about AARP’s resources for caregivers, local Alexandria programs, and in-home care options that support caregivers. They will also learn about health options and support for adults aging at home. The workshop is free and open to the public.
To register click here.


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