Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Amanda Gorman: The Hill We Climb

Poet and activist Amanda Gorman recites her poem “The Hill We Climb” at the historic inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Her words call for hope, unity and resilience in a time of division.
Click here to listen.

The Easiest Lemon Pasta Recipe with Ina Garten

This recipe features 4 basic ingredients for a light pasta dish that is perfect for Spring.
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Silver Sneakers: How to Make your Walk a Little Stronger

Whether you’re walking indoors, outdoors, on a treadmill, or on a trail, walking is an excellent heart-healthy exercise. The most important thing is to just get out and do it! If you’re looking for a few variations to get a little stronger on your walk, tune in, and let us share with you a couple of our ideas. Click here.

Tour of Longwood Gardens

Check out this short video of Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania to get you in the mood for Spring. Click here


Upcoming Alexandria Library

Medieval Ireland and the Book of Kells – Friday, March 12 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Please join us to celebrate Irish culture and history by joining Professor Laura McCloskey from George Mason University for her talk exploring medieval Ireland and Book of Kells. Click here to register.

Civil Rights Legislation in the New Millennium – Tuesday, March 16 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join our panel for a discussion on the adoption of The CROWN Act in Virginia, its implications, and the history of hair discrimination against African American women throughout our country. To register click here.

At Home in Alexandria/Senior Services of Alexandria’s Webinar on Container Gardening – March 26 at 10 am via Zoom

Looking forward to spring? AHA and Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) are sponsoring a discussion on container gardening for your patio, garden, balcony or windowsill with Janet Shalestik from Merrifield Gardens. The plants Janet will discuss will all be easily available locally at garden centers. So join us on Friday, May 26 beginning at 10 am. To register click on here.


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