September Presentations at Horizon House, 900 University Street, Seattle

Memory & Aging: Knowledge is Power
With Brain Health Educator Roger Anunsen
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2:00 PM, Social Room/Forum

Invest in your own mental capital by joining Roger Anunsen for a straightforward talk about taking control of your brain’s future and leveraging the wealth of current evidence-based studies. Learn how and why robust research has confirmed that an array of small, intentional, strategic changes in your daily routines can simultaneously protect and enhance your brain.

Roger Anunsen is a brain health education and program consultant based in Oregon, where he teaches “The Aging Mind,” a gerontology course offered on college campuses in Portland. Roger is a founder and co-principal of MINDRAMP Consulting that provides brain health and wellness events, programs and educational courses.

Game Show Dynamos
A documentary by Patricia Boiko, starring her mother!
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall

An all-American story of family, commitment, challenges, and a life-long run at the American dream.

He was a history teacher. She was a children’s author. Together, Bernard and Claire Boiko were the dead-broke parents of five children. A pair of curiously relatable outsiders, they saved their family by appearing on TV game shows 28 times over 37 years. From Tic-Tac-Dough in 1956, to Concentration, Jeopardy!, The Match Game, and To Tell the Truth, right up to Trivial Pursuit in 1993, the Boikos may hold the record for individual TV game show appearances by a husband and wife.

Claire Boiko started her career as a stand-in for Rita Hayworth in Hollywood. At the age of 92, she still does The Times crossword puzzles every day and successfully competes on Wheel Of Fortune and Jeopardy from her comfy chair.
Patricia Boiko is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker whose latest film, The Council of Women, will be featured at the Northwest Film Forum Film Festival in September.


Second Thursday Monthly Brown Bag Lunch
Hot Topics for Seniors (and Senior Wannabes!)

Noon to 1:30 PM, The Bridge at Village Cove, 6850 Woodlawn Ave NE, Ste. B, Seattle 

  • September 14: Cuba, Land of Contrasts 
    Observations from four perspectives

    Come join in a lively discussion about Cuba from four different perspectives. Ed was born in Cuba. Susan was there during the mourning for Castro, and Cindy and John went there to study. We will show some of our pictures and encourage a vigorous conversation. Bring your thoughts and questions! 

Bring your lunch and join facilitators from Puget Sound Activists for Retirement Action (PSARA) and NWCCA in partnership with the Green Lake branch of the Seattle Public Library for monthly Brown Bag discussions. For more information, contact Susan at 206-524-4326 or

In the Larger Community

6th Annual Elder Friendly Futures Conference 
Thursday – Friday, Sept. 14 – 15, Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th Street SW, Lynnwood

Two full days of educational sessions, networking opportunities, engaging exhibits, research poster presentations, roundtable discussions and the always-popular film viewing and discussion. Hundreds of healthcare providers, community professionals, research educators, students and others will gather to share and learn about healthy aging and how to be part of an elder friendly future. Details and registration information here

Retirement Connection Puget Sound Release Party
Wed., Sept. 27, 3:30 – 6:30 PM, Mercer Island Community & Event Center 

All are invited to come and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while networking with more than 150 guests. Pick up copies of the new Retirement Connection Guide and register for prizes. RSVP here.

Alzheimer’s Talks
Wed., Sept. 27, 7:30 PM, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall

Compelling conversations with well-respected public figures sharing their perspectives and personal stories about aging, memory loss and the positive power of creative expression. Presented by The Art of Alzheimer’s in partnership with UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center. Senior ticket price is $25.

  • Jean Smart, Emmy Award winning actress and Alzheimer’s Champion, will appear with Dr. Kristoffer Rhoads, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, to discuss her experiences and commitment to caregiving, support for elders, care partners and family members, the importance of early diagnosis, and perspectives on the future of dementia care and treatment.

Psychedelic Medicine: New Frontiers in Palliative Care
Friday, October 27, 8:30 AM – 5 PM
UW School of Law, Gates Hall

New research is revealing that psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin and MDMA, may offer significant benefit for patients struggling at the end of life and those beset by major depressions and treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress.

This conference brings together doctors, scientific researchers, attorneys and ethicists to consider the medical, legal and ethical implications of this evolving research and to situate our evolving understanding of psychedelics in the shifting policies and priorities of our state and national drug control strategies. Details and registration information here.

Wisdom Cafes 2017
Presented in partnership with NWCCA throughout the King County Library System

Come share your wisdom! These cafés provide an opportunity to converse and connect with others in discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and what gives life meaning. Click here for flyer with locations and schedule. For more information, contact Wendy Pender, 425-369-3285.

Meet Your Neighbor
The Bridge
offers a weekly Meet Your Neighbor opportunity for seniors in the Green Lake area. No agenda, just gather and get to know each other! The Bridge is located at 6846 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle. 

Bridge Coffe Klatch

Bridge bring your mug