Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Why you shouldn’t trust boredom

Are you actually bored, or is something else going on? Educator Kevin H. Gary shares three practical takeaways to deal with the doldrums, so you can take control of your attention, figure out which feelings to trust and name the real problem.
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 Ina’s Fruitcake Cookies

Ina’s fruitcake cookies will convert even the most rabid fruitcake-hater.
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Stretch Routine for Better Sleep

For many of us, it can be hard to fall asleep and stay asleep. These 5 stretches will help relax your mind and muscles to provide you with better sleep. Try it out and start seeing the quality of your sleep change!
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Winter Tours at The New York Botanical Garden

A self-guided winter walk at the Garden illuminates the silhouetted framework of trees without their leaves, and the power of pines, firs, and spruces takes center stage as red winterberries and other colorful fruiting shrubs brighten the landscape.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Scottish Walk, Saturday, December 2 at 11 am – Old Town Alexandria

Kick of the holiday season at the Scottish Walk in Old Town Alexandria.
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Recycle Wrapping – Holiday Upcycled Gift Decorating Kits – Sunday, December 3: All Day – Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Don’t spend money on more wrapping paper! Create beautifully wrapped gifts that will marvel your loved ones and spare the Earth. Get a kit at the Kate Waller Barrett Branch beginning December 1 – 23.
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Writers Group at Beatley – Sunday, December 3: 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!
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One-On-One Computer Help – at the Barrett Branch – Tuesday, December 5: 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

Barrett Library has a volunteer available on Tuesdays to help with computer and technologies use. Appointments are available at 5 PM and 6 PM. Please call 703-746-1721 to schedule an appointment.
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Beyer Subaru “Share the Love Campaign” – November 16 – January 2

Senior Services of Alexandria (SSA) is this year’s hometown charity for the “Share the Love” Campaign and is collecting festive gloves, socks and scarves for its Meals on Wheels clients. Also, for every Subaru purchased or leased from November 16 to January 2, Subaru and its retailers will donate a minimum of $300 to non-profit partners like SSA! If you would like to donate a pair of socks, gloves or a scarf, you can drop them off at SSA’s Office at 206 N. Washington Street, Suite 301 or at Beyer Subaru at 7416 Richmond Highway in Alexandria.



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