Seattle is one of 100 Resilient Cities around the world working to become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. There will be many ways to become involved; right now, the organizers are working to ensure that the foundation of this effort is centered on the issues that are most compelling to the community. Please take 10 minutes to take the Seattle Resilience Survey and then share it with your friends and family.

December & January Presentations at Horizon House

Holiday Celluloid: Cozying Up with Celebratory Films
Insights into a critic’s favorites
with Misha Berson
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall, 900 University St., Seattle

Freelance arts critic Misha Berson shares some of her favorite holiday movies. She will also comment on a few you might want to miss, and let you know about others not to resist if you need a laugh! Come with your own recommendations in mind to share with others.

Misha Berson was the theater critic for the Seattle Times for 25 years and continues to write for the Times and other local and national publications. Author of several books, including Something’s Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination, she currently teaches at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW and other programs in Seattle.

The China Challenge

with journalist and educator Peter Herford
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall, 900 University St., Seattle

China’s 5000+ years of history is the foundation of a culture and society that, for the West, defines the concept of “foreign.” Yet the 21st century, social media, international travel, and wealth have thrown China into the globalized world. Can we accommodate each other or are we destined to fight? And what about North Korea?

We are delighted to welcome Peter Herford back to Horizon House to continue sharing his knowledge and perspectives on modern China. During his more than a decade there, he taught Journalism at Shantou University. He returns often, maintaining relationships and a journalist’s curiosity about China’s place in the world. Peter’s assignments included Bureau Chief in Vietnam during the war, world pool producer for Apollo 11 man’s first flight to the moon, CBS News producer covering the 1968 Presidential campaign of “the new Nixon,” as well as a variety of stories for 60 Minutes. More recently, he worked with independent journalists in the last years of the post-war dictatorship in Croatia and the creation of Portugal’s first all-news cable channel.


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

Noon to 1:30 PM, Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Drive N.

  • Dec. 14: Year End Celebration – What did we learn this year? What do we want to explore in 2018?
    Join us for our annual summary of the year’s programs and share ideas about what we want to learn and discuss in 2018.

    We’ll bring the treats; you’ll provide the ideas!

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

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.

Conversations are from 2 to 3:30 PM, and are led by NWCCA Executive Director Rebecca Crichton. Pre-registration requested. 

Click here for flyer with additional locations and schedule. For more information, contact Wendy Pender, 425-369-3285.


Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Wednesdays, January 17 – February 21, 2 – 4 PM
Aegis at Callahan House, 15100 1st Avenue NE, Shoreline

A six-week evidence-based program that provides unpaid family caregivers with the skills and confidence needed to better care for themselves while caring for others.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please contact Lisa Bakke, 206-861-8790 or This free class series, presented in partnership by Jewish Family Service and Sound Generations, is graciously hosted by Aegis at Callahan House.  


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