Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Food Expiration Dates don’t mean what you think

Countries around the world waste huge amounts of food every year: roughly a fifth of food items in the US are tossed because consumers aren’t sure how to interpret expiration labels. But most groceries are still perfectly safe to eat past their expiration dates. If the dates on our food don’t tell us that something’s gone bad, what do they tell us?
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Chef Jean-Pierre’s Tomato Ragu / Meat Sauce

Chef Jean-Pierre shows you how to make a basic delicious way of making a tomato meat sauce, Ragu, Bolognese or whatever you want to call it.
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Walk Without Pain or Injury – Silver Sneakers

The ability to walk is vital to staying independent. Preserve your gait with two simple exercises.
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Picasso and Cubism

You’re probably familiar with the work of Pablo Picasso, but how much do you know about Cubism — the art movement he invented with his friend and fellow artist George Braque? Moreover, what is Cubism, and why is it considered such a radical movement?
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Helping You Navigate Medicare – VA Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program – Friday, September 15: 1:00pm – 3:00pm –  James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library – Beth Patridge Meeting Room

Come learn about your Medicare options — Parts A, B & D, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medigap, Dual Needs Plans and Long-term care insurance.
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DIY Velvet Pumpkins – Wednesday, September 20: 6:30pm – 7:30pm –  James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library

Join in this hour workshop making seasonal decorations.
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Senior Living in Alexandria” event – Thursday, October 19 at 10 am – Westminster Presbyterian Church – 2701 Cameron Mills Road

This is the first speaker series event of the 2023-24 season and will be focused on Senior Safety and Awareness. Local experts will discuss a variety of topics geared to keeping you safe inside and outside of your home including: Fall prevention; Ideas on how to keep your home safe by removing tripping hazards and other minor fixes; Stroke prevention measures; and the Importance of knowing how various prescriptions interact. The event is free and open to the public.
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