Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Three Ways That Your Memory Stays Sharp Even As You Get Older

Alan D. Castel is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on how cognition changes with age and how people selectively remember important events, and his work has been supported by the National Institute on Aging. Click here.

 Summer Gazpacho

Check out this yummy and healthy summer soup – Gazpacho. Click here.

Silver Sneakers Walking Meditation

A walking habit is a great way to stay physically active. Turn an ordinary walk into a walking meditation by paying attention to your senses. Follow along with Silver Sneakers Master Trainer Sharlyn. Click here.

Boxing Treasures at the National Archives

The video takes viewers inside the preservation lab at the National Archives where specialists construct custom boxes for items as varied as a Cold War-era pistol and a 1761 Indian treaty. The boxes can be simple affairs, built to house a book — or extremely complex, holding multiple, related items in multi-chambered constructions. Click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

AARP Movies for Grownups – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day – Friday, July 30 at 8:00 pm ET

It’s 1939 and governess Guinevere Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) finds herself out of work and on the bread line. Middle-aged and running out of options, Miss Pettigrew takes an uncharacteristic gamble when, after being refused work at an employment agency, she pinches the details of a juicy assignment and pursues the job herself.
Register: here.

AARP Navigating Your Emotions with Adriene – Sat., July 31 at 10 am ET

Taught by renowned yoga instructor Adriene Mishler of Yoga with Adriene, this class will provide a fun and fulfilling approach to yoga for independently mobile participants who have a basic physical activity level. His class is a lesson in being able to recognize your own presence, honor your feelings, and follow grace. Register: here.

Rice: An Author Talk with Michael Twitty – Monday, August 2: 7:00pm – 8:00 pm

Food writer Michael Twitty joins us to talk about his book, “Rice.”
Click here to register.

How Consumers Can Make Better Healthcare Decisions – Tuesday, August 3: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Award-winning local journalist and investigator Jim McElhatton, who has spent years investigating healthcare matters, will help consumers make more informed healthcare decisions. Click here.


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