Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How the James Webb Space Telescope will unfold the universe

The James Webb Space Telescope is a miracle of modern science and engineering. With a 21-foot, gold-coated mirror protected by a sunshield that’s the size of a tennis court, it’s the world’s most powerful telescope and humanity’s latest attempt to answer questions like: “Where did we come from?” and “Are we alone?” Nobel Laureate John C. Mather, the leader of the team at NASA that built the Webb, explains.
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Veggie Quiche Recipe

Try Laura in the Kitchen’s delicious veggie quiche!
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Your SOS Plan for Healthier Eating with David Jack

When you’re busy or stressed, good nutrition is still important, especially for older adults. Here’s a secret from SilverSneakers fitness expert David Jack: You need an SOS plan for healthier eating, and the trick is to put a lot of nutrients in one pot, pan, or cup.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Medicare 101 Webinar – City of Alexandria Department of Community & Human Services – Tuesday, August 02: 10:00am – 11:00am

Learn about the different parts of Medicare. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Monthly Meditation – Wednesday, August 3: 7:00pm – 8:00pm – James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Monthly Meditation, lead by our Friends at Yoga in Daily Life, is a free one-hour meditation class open to everyone.
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Senior Academy Fall In-Person Sessions – Every Wednesday – Sept. 7 – 28 – 9:30 am – 12 noon

Senior Services of Alexandria is excited to offer the Fall Senior Academy session in person starting Wednesday, September 7 and continuing every Wednesday morning through September 28 from 9:30 am to noon. Participants will hear from city leaders including the Mayor and City Manager about how the city operates, programs and resources for older adults, and how they can get engaged in the community. The sessions are interactive and free to residents 60 and older. You can register online at Academy or call 703-836-4414, ext. 110.
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