Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

A bold plan to transform access to the US social safety net

Digital public servant Amanda Renteria has seen that the millions of people who rely on government welfare services are often discouraged from seeking them out, frustrated by long lines and unnecessarily complicated processes. At Code for America, Renteria is helping develop human-centered technology that “respects you from the start, meets you where you are and provides an easy, positive experience.”
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Preppy Kitchen’s Best Homemade Brownies

Check out this recipe for homemade brownies!
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Boost your Confidence with Silver Sneakers

Never thought you could do a pushup, squat, low plank, or tree pose? With the right modifications and progressions, you can achieve these fitness feats and boost your confidence. Follow along with Silver Sneakers Master Trainer Sharlyn.
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Longwood Gardens | Spring Blooms

Watch this short video of the beautiful spring flowers blooming at Longwood Gardens.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Beatley Friends’ Booksale – Friday, May 13 – 10:00am – 4:30pm

Join the Beatley Friends for their first book sale since 2019! Thousands of books, DVDs, and CDs will be for sale at great prices!
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SeeWorthy in the Park – Ben Brenman Park – Sunday, May 15, 12 to 4 p.m.

Meet the archaeologists involved in moving three historic ship remnants from the Robinson Landing Site to their new home in Ben Brenman Pond. The free SeeWorthy in the Park event includes activities for all ages and shows the science and technology behind the creative solution to preserving these artifacts.
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Let’s Talk Books: My Year Abroad by Chang-Rae Lee – Virtual via zoom –
Monday, May 16 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month with this “NY Times Notable Book.” Chang-Rae Lee is a Korean-American novelist and a professor of creative writing at Stanford University.
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Senior Health and Fitness Fair – Thursday, May 19 – 10 am to 12 Noon – Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria

This year’s Senior Health and Fitness Fair is pleased to be back in person with a fun program including:
*Interactive program by the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance
*Healthy cooking demonstrations
*Exercise with Rodney Bates – a senior-fitness favorite of the Alexandria Recreation Dept.
*Blood pressure and Glaucoma screenings.
Click here to register, or call 703-836-4414 ext. 110.

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