Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Haunting Photos of Polar Ice

Photographer Camille Seaman shoots icebergs, showing the world the complex beauty of these massive, ancient chunks of ice. Dive into her photo slideshow, “The Last Iceberg.”
Click here to watch.

Easy-to-Make Summer Salads

Here is a short video with some summer salad recipes that will keep you healthy with fresh fruit and vegetables. Click here.

5-Minute Meditation

A 5-minute meditation to get your day started! Click here to listen.

Inside the Vaults at the National Archives

Immigration records at the National Archives tell the story of people entering America’s gates — and in some cases being turned away. In this Inside the Vaults video short, senior curator Bruce Bustard and exhibit designer Ray Ruskin discuss this period of our history. Click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library

Services Available to those who are Vision Impaired (including the Library’s Talking Books Program) -Friday, May 21-1:00pm – 2:00pm

Hear from Mr. Alexander Castillo from the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, who will detail the services available, how to receive them, and any changes taking place due to COVID. For any questions about the event please contact the Talking Books Library at Click here to register.

Who’s an Immigrant? – Tuesday, May 25 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Through music, learn the lesser-known stories about why Asians migrated to the U.S. and their experiences here. The topics discussed include naturalization laws, refugees, and transnational adoption. Click
here to register.

Senior Law Day Virtual Workshop – Friday June 4, 11 and 18 – 10 – 11 am

Senior Services of Alexandria and the Alexandria Bar Association will host a virtual 2021 Senior Law Day with a focus on Estate Planning and other Life Choices from a COVID-19 perspective. Since the outbreak of the Pandemic in 2020, older adults have been forced to face a new reality on several fronts including choices around housing options; the necessity of technology; changes to legal documents; and changes in laws that older adults need to be aware of when making important estate planning decisions. This is a free session open to the public. Click here to register.


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