Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

An extreme weather report from America’s weatherman (Al Roker)

It’s not just you: the weather is getting worse. And if there’s one person who would know, it’s “America’s weatherman,” Al Roker, who’s spent decades reporting live from some of the worst storms and natural disasters in history. He explains how we can each take action to address climate change and work towards a more sustainable, hopeful future for generations to come.
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Ina Garten’s Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash

Ina shows how to roast butternut squash and bring a risotto to the perfect consistency for a delicious weekend lunch!
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Breathe Better Exercises with Silver Sneakers

Diaphragmatic breathing, or belly breathing, helps reduce stress. Follow along with Silver Sneakers Master Trainer Sharlyn.
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Inside the Vault of the National Archives

US Constitution

In this Inside the Vaults video short, Chief of Reference at the National Archives Trevor Plante literally takes viewers inside the Archives vaults to see some of his favorite rarely-displayed documents. They include: the final printed copy of the Constitution, which was delivered to the Constitutional Convention September 13, 1787, approved by vote on September 15, and then signed on September 17 and more.
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Alexandria Community Remembrance Project (ACRP) Fall Meeting – Saturday, Sep 23, 2023 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street

ACRP invites the public to join to get an update on ACRP’s work and hear from Civil Rights icon Joan Mulholland and her son Loki Mulholland. Space is limited and registration is required.
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Emergency Supply Drive – Friday, September 22: All Day – Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

From September 5th through September 22nd please consider donating emergency supplies for English Language Learners, seniors and low-income families for emergency preparedness.
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Dance Fitness Cardio Class – Tuesday, September 26: 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Pump up your heart beat while dancing and having fun!
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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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