Here is your weekly SSA Connection – Hope you enjoy!

Do you really need 8 hours of sleep every night?

When you can’t sleep, you’re desperate for help. And there’s a booming industry waiting to tell you all the ways a lack of sleep can ruin your health — and to sell you fancy gadgets to help you finally doze off. Shedding light on this flawed doomsday messaging, Dr. Jen Gunter explains why you shouldn’t lose sleep over sleep — and what to do instead.
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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, check out this video from the Preppy Gourmet how to make perfect mashed potatoes.
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6 Exercises to Improve Your Shoulders’ Range of Motion

This short exercise video from Silver Sneakers will give you 6 simple exercises to help strengthen your shoulders and their range of motion.
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3-Minute Gratitude Meditation Video

Try this short video meditation video,
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Upcoming Alexandria Library and Other Events

International Partnerships Concert – Denmark
November 17 – 7:00 pm – Rachel M. Schlesigner Concert Hall and Arts Center, 415 East Campus

A free concert with the US and Danish Air Force Bands.
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Low Vision Resource Group – Holiday Card Signing Party – Friday, November 18: 10:00am – 1:00pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library -Large Meeting Room

Volunteers are here to assist those with vision problems in completing their holiday cards.
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Handcraft Tuesday – Weekend Edition – Saturday, November 19: 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library – Large Meeting Room

Attention all handcrafters! Join us to share what you are working on, see what others are creating, and just chat while we craft together!
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Senior Services of Alexandria’s “Share the Love” Glove Donation through December 16

Senior Services of Alexandria is the hometown charity for Beyer Subaru’s Share the Love Campaign supporting Alexandria’s older adults, and is hosting a donation drive of new adult-sized gloves for its Meals on Wheels clients. Donations can be dropped off at SSA’s office at 206 N. Washington Street, Suite 301 in Old Town.
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