June Presentation at Horizon House, 900 University Street, Seattle

Size Matters: Reflections from Peter Herford on a Decade in China
Tuesday, June 20, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall

Veteran journalist Peter Herford shares experiences and perspectives from more than a decade of personal experience in China where he taught Journalism at Shantou University.

Sharing stories about a range of people he encountered along the way, Herford reflects on the size of everything in China and the impact China has on the world. His observations will entertain, inform, and stimulate discussion.

Peter suggests that the ideas contained in this article, It’s a Problem That America Is Still Unable to Admit It Will Become #2 to China,” will give you ideas and contexts for what you will hear. It will also raise interesting questions for the discussion.

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

Noon to 1:3o PM, Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N, Seattle 98115 

  • July 13: Speaking Of Dying — A film about end of life choices
    Screening and discussion facilitated by Dori Gillam
    This 30-minute locally produced documentary addresses our discomfort with the subject of end of life choices. The film, produced by Trudy James, captures the voices and stories of people becoming comfortable with Speaking of Dying. It is part of a growing cultural awareness that we all need to pay attention to our choices and wishes before there’s a crisis. Dori Gillam is a certified facilitator for this important work. This is an experience you will want to share with family members, friends and loved ones.

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

Alzheimer’s Talks
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

  • Thursday, August 17: Gene Tagaban, storyteller, performer and healer shares a Native American’s perspective on aging, healing and the power of creative expression to enrich the quality of life for all whose lives are touched by memory loss.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27: Jean Smart, Emmy Award-winning actress and Alzheimer’s Champion discusses her experiences and perspective on caregiving and support for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Free Screening of Being Mortal
Wednesday, June 21, 6:30 pm, First Seattle Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle

A free screening and expert panel discussion of the PBS Frontline film, Being Mortal. Based on the bestselling book by Atul Gawande, MD, Being Mortal: Medicine & What Matters In The End, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illnesses and their relationships with those who treat them. Presented by Providence Hospice and Merrill Gardens First Hill

RSVP by June 20. Call 206-624-7637.

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Research Update
Wednesday, June 28, 4 – 5:30 PM, Providence Mount St. Vincent, Pigott Chapel
4831 35th Ave SW, Seattle

Join Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, to learn about current research into prevention or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Rhoads is the primary neuropsychologist for the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of dementia and neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Rhoads serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and chairs the Health and Medical Care Subcommittee for the Dementia ActionCollaborative implementing the Washington State Alzheimer’s Disease plan.

A free event. Space is limited. RSVP by Monday June 26: or 206-744-2017.

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


  Creative Aging: A Fresh PerspectiveRebecca Crichton
Sally Fox’s podcast interview with NWCCA Executive Director, Rebecca Crichton 

In this interview, Rebecca talks about what propelled her from her work at Boeing into this second exciting “encore” career. Sally and Rebecca also talk about the challenge of finding the right words to describe this boldly creative stage of life “mid-life and beyond,” and how what Rebecca has discovered works to help adults sustain their vitality.

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