July Presentation at Horizon House

Beyond the Encore: An Actor Prepares Not to Act
Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall, Horizon House

900 University St., Seattle

After 37 years as a professional actor in Seattle, Jayne Muirhead is in transition. As the theater world changes, a different horizon emerges. Join Jayne as she shares onstage and offstage stories and discusses the intricacies of a career shift.

If you like theater, especially musicals, chances are you have seen Jayne onstage. Seattle hits include Angry Housewives, The Rocky Horror Show, The Nerd, Das Barbecu, March of the Falsettos, A… My Name Is Alice, and Menopause The Musical, as well as 23 shows with Seattle Children’s Theatre. Jayne was last seen onstage in Village Theatre’s 2017 production of Into the Woods.


Second Thursday Monthly Brown Bag Lunch
Hot Topics for Seniors (and Senior Wannabes!)
is taking a break for July and August. See you in September!

Presented by Puget Sound Activists for Retirement Action (PSARA) and NWCCA in partnership with the Green Lake branch of the Seattle Public Library.


In the Larger Community

Living with Memory Loss: In Our Own Words 
16-minute film now available for free

Out of the desire to be advocates, members of The Gathering Place program at Greenwood Senior Center, who are living with memory loss, chose to create this short documentary.  Memory loss currently carries immense stigma, fear and shame, so they wanted to share some more holistic narratives about their experiences. It is powerful to hear the voices and wisdom of people living with memory loss and we hope that their fiercely open-hearted, humorous and hopeful messages have a positive impact.


Coordinated Response to Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
Councilmember Sally Bagshaw invites you to attend this special event
Thursday, July 12, noon – 1:30 PM, Seattle City Council Chamber
Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, 2nd Floor

Learn about elder abuse in Seattle/King County and the City’s Vulnerable Adult Program — coordinated response by Seattle Fire, Seattle Police, and Seattle Human Services/Aging and Disability Services — and partnerships with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Adult Protective Services, and other community organizations that save lives.

Bring your lunch to this lunch ‘n learn event, which will be presented live on The Seattle Channel. The video will also be viewable there after the event. The City of Seattle encourages everyone to participate. For disability accommodations or accessibility information, call the City Council customer support team at 206-684- 8888 or visit


Free Spouse Caregiver Support Groups
Tuesdays,, 10:30 AM – noon, Greenwood Senior Center 

525 N 85th St, Seattle

New participants, please contact group facilitator, Carin Mack, MSW at 206-297-0875 or prior to attending.


Designing for Special Populations
Tuesday, July 24, 9:30 – 11:30 AM, Seattle City Hall

Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 4th Avenue

Environmental Works Community Design Center and SMR Architects, both leaders in designing multi-family housing, team up to present on the opportunities and challenges of designing for special populations. The presentation will look at a variety of housing types such as homeless supportive housing, homeless shelters, housing for veterans, housing for people with traumatic brain injury, and more. Click here to see the flyer with details about the speakers. 

This presentation is free and open to the public. RSVP at For accommodations or accessibility information, e-mail or call 206-684-0500 at your earliest opportunity. For driving, transit and pedestrian directions, visit


ADA and Beyond
Celebrating the Achievements of Sue Ammeter
Thursday, July 26, 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Seattle City Hall
Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 4th Avenue

Featuring “Independence,” a panel discussion with diverse perspectives from people who are Blind, have Low vision, or are Deaf-Blind, and celebrating the life of disability rights champion Sue Ammeter.

CART captioning and ASL interpreting will be provided. Handheld amplified receivers and headsets available. To request Deaf-Blind interpreting services or other accommodations, materials in alternate formats, or accessibility information, e-mail  pate as a home owner or home seeker. This presentation is free and open to the public, coordinated by the Washington Council of the Blind, the National Federation of the Blind of Washington, and the City of Seattle ADA Title II Compliance Program. 


Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands
September 2018

3rd Act Magazine is partnering with Overseas Adventure Travel to offer small group travel to exciting destinations all over the globe. No more than 14 adventurers will travel with the publishers, David and Victoria Marshall, on a trip especially designed for older adults.

Their first destination is Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands in September. It’s coming right up but there is still room. Click for a brochure about the trip, or email them at


You can watch Rebecca Crichton on the King County Library System training video called “Learn to Facilitate Wisdom Cafes and Community Conversations.” The tools Rebecca shares can help you deepen your conversations with colleagues, friends or family.