Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

How to squeeze all the juice out of retirement

Despite common belief, retirement takes more than financial planning. And while you may be beyond ready to go on permanent vacation, you also have to psychologically prepare for when the novelty wears off. Riley Moynes explains the four phases of retirement and offers a framework for how to avoid the inevitable pitfalls of taking it too easy in order to help you make the most of your golden years.
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Butternut Squash Soup

A recipe from the At Home Chef for butternut squash soup that is perfect for this time of year.
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The Monster Mash – Chair Yoga Dance with Sherry Zak Morris, Certified Yoga Therapist

This is a lively, peppy dance that is fun and challenging at the same time. We work our arms and legs in coordinated fashion to sharpened our dexterity and improve our mobility. Enjoy the “Creepy Corpse” and the “Zombie Walk”…and sing along!
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Watch Pumpkin Carving Master Ray Villafane Create Incredible Jack-O-Lanterns

Each year pumpkin carving master Ray Villafane pulls together some of the best pumpkin carvers in the world. He once was a commercial sculptor for Marvel and Hasbro. Now he’s telling stories one pumpkin at a time.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Low Vision Resource Group – Friday, October 21: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room 

“Accessible Voting 101 in Virginia”  Click here.

Friday, October 21: All Day   James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

The Fall Book Sale is Back! Thursday October 20 Through Saturday October 22. Books, CDs, and DVDs for both children and adults all for sale at low prices. Friday, October 21, 11AM-4PM Saturday, October 22, 11AM-4PM and Sunday, October 23, 1-4PM.
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Current Events – Discussion Group – Wednesday, October 26: 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Virtual

Join us on Zoom for a current events discussion on the 4th Weds. of the month. Email to join our email list and get details on this month’s topic.
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