Fostering independence and self-sufficiency, enabling seniors within the City of Alexandria to age with dignity.
PHONE: 703.836.4414

SSA Connection: June 4th

Here is your weekly SSA Connection 
Ted Talks – The Secret to Living Longer May be your Social LIfe
The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it’s not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy — it’s their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions. Learn more about super longevity as Pinker explains what it takes to live to 100 and beyond. To view click here.
Health and Recreation
Join in for Body Part Aerobics that you can do in your home with Rodney Bates from theAlexandria Recreation Department. Click here to get started. 


Alexandria Library Offerings
1939 Alexandria Library Sit-in
George Combs and Audrey P. Davis talk about the 1939 Alexandria Library sit-in, led by African-American attorney Samuel Tucker. In 1937, the Alexandria Free library opened, and African Americans were denied its use. After several attempts to argue his case for a true public library, Mr. Tucker organized a protest in August of 1939. Click on
Library to view the video.
Virtual Book Discussions
Diversity Book Club – “A Woman is No Man” by Etaf Rum – Monday, June 8, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Please join us for a virtual discussion of “A Woman is No Man” by Etaf Rum. This debut novel by an Arab-American voice takes us inside the lives of conservative Arab women living in America. Click on this link for details – BookDiscussion.
Check Out these Facebook and Online Events
All Things Zoom – Wednesday, June 9 @ 1:00 pm
Learn how to use Zoom to stay in touch with friends and family with free training from AARP and Senior Planet. Register by clicking on Zoom.
Check out AARP Movies for GrownUps
Hyde Park on Hudson highlights a momentous occasion in U.S. history – the first time a British monarch set foot on American soil. In 1939, King George VI visits FDR at his home in New York. War looms over the horizon, and England needs the help of the US and their President. Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Coleman, and Samuel West star in this film about one of the most momentous meetings in history.
How to Join: RSVP on this event page Movie. Visit the AARP Facebook Page at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, June 5, and click on the video link.
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Senior Services of Alexandria
206 N. Washington Street,
Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
P: 703-836-4414
F: 703-836-1252
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