Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

365 Days of Thank You

Brian Doyle discusses how a near-death experience led him to start thinking about the role of gratitude in his life. Specifically, Doyle made a commitment to genuinely thank one person in his life every single day for a full year. Click here to listen.

Easy Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables are easy to make and a healthy addition to your holiday meal. Click here to get started.

Ten Minute Indoor Walking Workout with Denise Austin

Fitness guru Denise Austin has teamed up with AARP for a 10-minute indoor walking workout that will burn calories and get your heart pumping just a little. Click here to get moving.

Inside the Vaults at the National Archives

“Americans Veterans and the National Archives” is a journey inside the National Archives and Records Administration. Click here to join veteran Ricky Moe for a behind-the-scenes look at how he traces his own military file.

Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider

In honor of Veterans Day, watch this moving clip of the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery. Click here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library Events

Handcraft Tuesday – Evening Edition – Tuesday, November 17 – 7-8:00 pm

Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!
All crafters are welcome, you don’t have to live in Alexandria or have a library card! Registrants will be emailed the event login information 15 minutes prior to the start of the program. Click here to register.

A Time for Thanks and Celebration – Journal Writing on Gratitude and the Holiday Season, Thursday, December 3 – 10:30 – 11:30am

Senior Services of Alexandria is pleased to partner with Beatley Library and Heard, a local nonprofit whose mission is to foster creativity through artistic expression. We’re reaching the end of a year unlike any other. While there have been many challenges to overcome, there’s still a lot to celebrate and be thankful for. Join SSA and Heard Writing Instructor Elizabeth Allen for a fun and inspirational hour of journal writing as we explore our thoughts, reflect on our past and present, and share our hopes for the future. This will be a Zoom event, and all you will need is some paper and a pencil or pen. Click here to register.


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