Here is your weekly SSA Connection
Ted Talks – The Beauty of What We’ll Never Know
Pico Iyer took a trip to Japan, fell in love with the country and moved there. A keen observer of the human spirit, Iyer professes that he now feels he knows far less about Japan — or, indeed, about anything — than he thought he knew three decades ago. In this lyrical meditation on wisdom, Iyer expands on this curious insight about knowledge gained with age: that the more we know, the more we see how little we know. To listen click here.
Health and Recreation
Fitness Guru Dennis Austin shows you how to get a good 10-minute indoor walk! Just click
here to start walking!
It is easy to learn how to make homemade guacamole! Click here.
Tour President Lincoln’s Summer Cottage
President Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Northwest Washington, D.C. While in residence at the Cottage, Lincoln visited with wounded soldiers, spent time with self-emancipated men, women and children, and developed the Emancipation Proclamation. To learn more click on
Enjoy Longwood Gardens Orchid Collection
Orchids were a passion of Pierre du Pont and his wife, Alice when they lived at Longwood Gardens outside of Philadelphia. Both Mr. and Mrs. du Pont were charter members of the American Orchid Society. Orchids were one of the first plant collections—started in 1922. Click here to view this wonderful collection.
Check Out these Facebook and Online Events
Alexandria Library Virtual Event – The Hard Work of Diplomacy – June 16 – 7-8 pm
The first in a multipart series about life in the State Department:
Join retired U.S. Ambassador Tom Krajeski, a veteran of 36 years in the Foreign Service, for a presentation and discussion of his career as an American diplomat. Tom will focus on a few highlights, and lowlights, of his career including life as an ambassador in the Middle East, and a working level view of the policy debates in Washington leading up to the invasion of Iraq, and his experience in Baghdad in 2003 and in 2007. Click on lecture to register.
Virtual Event – Senior Focused Business Network’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Cooking Class & Trivia Night, presented by Brandywine Living at Alexandria – Thursday, June 18, 2020 – 5:00pm-6:00pm
Join us as we bring awareness to the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area’s Longest Day celebration with cooking and trivia night! We’ll be whipping up a purple-hued dinner, chock full of dementia friendly superfoods, courtesy of Whiskey & Oyster. Trivia will highlight Alzheimer’s focused facts! Register here
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