Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

The Psychology of Your Future Self

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the “end of history illusion,” where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time. Hint: that’s not the case. Click here to listen.

Health and Recreation

10-Minute Lunch Recipes

Here is a short video that gives some quick lunch recipe ideas. Enjoy. Click here.

Silver Sneakers – Five Exercises Older Adults
Should Do Every Day

If you want to maintain or improve your muscle strength, and improve your balance and mobility, here are 5 exercises seniors should do every day. Click here to get started.

Inside the Vault at the National Archives – Electoral College and the National Archives

Every four years the Federal Register — part of the National Archives and Records Administration — administers the Electoral College. Charley Barth, Director, Office of the Federal Register, and Amy Bunk, Director of Legal Affairs and Policy, explain how the Electoral College works and the Federal Register’s role in collecting the documentation Congress needs to count the Electoral College. Click here to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Jane Franklin Dance Performance – Saturday, Oct 3 – 7:30 pm via Zoom at the Athenaeum

Enjoy a Zoom performance event that is filled with interactive moments and real time performance, all from the ease of your own living room.
Tickets are FREE with donations encouraged. Suggested donation is $10. Registration is required by click on Register.

Senior Services of Alexandria’s Oktoberfest is Going “Virtual” October 15 – 7 – 8:30 pm

SSA’s 9th annual Oktoberfest fundraiser to support its many programs including Meals on Wheels will take place on Thursday, October 15from 7-8:30 pm from the comfort of your own home in partnership with Port City Brewing Company.  Individual tickets are $50 each, and include a sampler pack of Port City’s award-winning beers and soft pretzels. Upgrade to an Oktoberfest sponsorship, and SSA’s efficient delivery teams will drop-off a traditional Oktoberfest meal and cold beer to your home. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased through Eventbrite by clicking here.

Upcoming Alexandria Library Events

Family History Month Digital Resources – Tuesday, Oct. 6, 10 – 11 am

October is National Family History Month! Join us to review Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest and the Washington Post Historical Newspapers digital services to help you research your family history. Click here to register.
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