Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Why having fun is the secret to a healthier life

Have you had your daily dose of fun? It’s not just enjoyable, it’s also essential for your health and happiness, says science journalist Catherine Price. She proposes a new definition of fun — what she calls “true fun” — and shares easy, evidence-backed ways to weave playfulness, flow and connection into your everyday life.
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Lemon Cappellini

Check out how to make Ina Garten’s easy weeknight pasta dish – lemon cappellini.
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Silver Sneakers: Core Exercises

Follow these simple exercises to strengthen your core.
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Hispanic Meritage Month

Watch the animated music video for “Join the Celebración” – an original song that celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month through icons, artists, and heroes like Frida Kahlo, Celia Cruz, and more!
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

Latin Dance Class – National Hispanic Heritage Month – Thursday, September 22: 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Feel the rhythm in the beat and learn new Latin style dances.
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Yoga in the Reading Garden – Monday, September 26: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Frank and Betty Wright Reading Garden

Join us for Yoga in the Garden!  Click here.

Line Dancing – Tuesday, September 27 – 11:00am – 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library – Meeting Room

Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Senior Living in Alexandria” – Senior Technology Programs and Preventing Scams and Frauds – Thursday, October 20 at 10 am at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street

This in-person event will feature local speakers discussing technology as it relates to seniors and will also cover the latest scams targeting older adults and how to avoid them. Experts will also highlight new, easy-to-use devices that can help you stay connected to your communities and loved ones. The event is free and open to the public.
Please register online by clicking here.


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