Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!
How to make learning as addictive as social media
When technologist Luis von Ahn was building the popular language-learning platform Duolingo, he faced a big problem: Could an app designed to teach you something ever compete with addictive platforms like Instagram and TikTok? He explains how Duolingo harnesses the psychological techniques of social media and mobile games to get you excited to learn while spreading access to education across the world.
Preppy Kitchen’s Taco Soup
Cozy and comforting, this Taco Soup is so easy to make in one pot with kitchen staples! It’s the perfect weeknight dinner filled with your favorite taco flavors alongside ground beef, tomatoes, corn, and beans.
Using Fitness Balls to Keep in Shape
A fitness ball trains your body and brain. Here’s how to integrate it into your workout.
From the VMFA galleries where his exhibition is on view, internationally renowned artist Whitfield Lovell discusses his familial inspirations and artistic development.
Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events
Writers Group at Beatley – Sunday, November 5: 1:00pm – 4:30pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Small Conference Room
This is a twice-monthly forum for writers to network, share moral support, and offer constructive criticism. Meets first and third Sundays. All are welcome!
Annual Legislative Forum on Aging Issues – Tuesday, November 14, 9:30 – 11 am via Zoom
The Alexandria and Arlington Commissions on Aging is hosting the 2023 Virtual Legislative Forum on Aging Issues, Tuesday, November 14th from 9:30am-11:00am. Virginia senators and delegates from our area have been invited to participate in this interactive forum to discuss legislation that affects older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers as well as plan for the 2024 General Assembly that begins in January. Clickhere to register or https://tinyurl.com/24mz4hnp.
For more information, call 703-228-1747 or email email@example.com.
SSA’s “Senior Living in Alexandria” – Discover Fun Things to See and Do in Alexandria – Wednesday, November 15, 10:30 am at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street
Senior Services of Alexandria’s November 15th event “Discover Fun Things to See and Do in Alexandria” features speakers from the Office of Historic Alexandria and its Oral History Center,; Alexandria Library; the city’s Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities; Tall Shop Providence and Encore Learning talking about the fun things to do and see in our very own city!
The event is free, but please register by calling 703-836-4414, ext. 110
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Historic Alexandria’s “Cider Festival” – The Lloyd House Garden – 220 N. Washington Street – Old Town – November 18, 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Hosted by the Office of Historic Alexandria in partnership with the Virginia Association of Cider Makers, this event includes cider tastings, live music, a tasting glass, and a little history too! While enjoying a selection of Virginia ciders, learn more about the growing Virginia cider industry and its connection to Alexandria history. The Alexandria Cider Festival includes offerings from Albemarle Cider Works, Bold Rock, Lost Boy Cider, and more. A food truck will be available for food purchases.