Events

February Presentation at Horizon House:

What’s Vital at End of Life Washington?
With Executive Director Sally McLaughlin 
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall, Horizon House

900 University Street, Seattle

Join Sally McLaughlin for an update on how End of Life Washington continues to expand and play an important role in helping people understand their end of life choices. They can help with: Talking with your loved ones about dying; making decisions about what you want at the end of life; talking to your physician about hospice, palliative care, and pain management; finding hospice providers; understanding all options to achieve a peaceful death, including Washington’s Death with Dignity Act.

Executive Director of End of Life Washington since March 2016, Sally McLaughlin has developed and implemented their Advance Planning Seminars across the state and has presented on end-of-life choices and Washington State’s Death with Dignity law to physicians, nurses, social workers, clinics, hospices, retirement communities, service organizations and many others.

 

Writing Group with Rebecca Crichton

Clearing Space for What’s Next: A Writing Group for Women
with NWCCA Executive Director Rebecca Crichton
1 – 2:30 PM on 3rd Wednesdays: February 20, March 20
Location near University Village

Sliding fee of $10-15 per session

We’re off to a great start! Our January group provided a diverse group of women the opportunity to explore what letting go and clearing space means to them. Honesty, humor and discovery were among the gifts participants shared.  

Rebecca brings more than three decades of professional writing and facilitating to the table and is currently exploring the rich and daunting process of downsizing and selling her home of 41 years.

No writing experience is necessary to benefit from this opportunity. Registration is necessary since space is limited to 8 at each session. Email Rebecca to register or for more information.

 

In the Larger Community

On Our Own: Senior Support Group for People Living Alone
Facilitated by NWCCA ED Rebecca Crichton
Wednesdays, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, 7  8 PM
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th Street, Seattle

Share and explore the challenges of solo living with a companionable group of older adults who live alone. Learn together and support each other as we discuss what it means to be on our own! RSVP for this free group to 206-297-0875. 

 

Public Art Talk with Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Wednesday, February 6, 1  2 PM, Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th Street, Seattle

Jason Huff from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture will talk about the City of Seattle’s public art program. Learn how public art is chosen, who makes it, how it is funded, and where you can find it. Bring your questions too!

RSVP for this free presentation by calling 206-297-0875. 

 

King County Library System Wisdom Cafés:
Letting Go – Easy to Say, Hard to Do

Tuesday, February 12, 2 PM, Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW, Shoreline

We all need to get comfortable with letting go. Whether it’s the things we own, the relationships we have, the stories we tell ourselves or the assumptions we hold, loosening our grip can help us lighten our load.

No registration is required for this free event, which is facilitated by Rebecca Crichton. 

 

Alzheimer’s Café at the Frye
Monthly on Second Tuesdays: Feb. 12, March 12, Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue, Seattle

  • Pre-café Gallery Discussion: 2 PM
  • Alzheimer’s Cafe 2:30  4 PM

A unique opportunity for people living with dementia, their care partners, family, and friends to enjoy companionship, good food, music, and fun in a relaxed environment. No registration is required and there is no cost, except for food and drink ordered from the menu.

Immediately before the Alzheimer’s Café, visit a favorite painting or explore a new work of art in a gallery discussion tour led by a museum educator or gallery guide. For more information, contact Mary Jane Knecht, Manager, Creative Aging Programs, 206-432-8265 or mknecht@fryemuseum.org

 

5th Avenue Theater Tour
Tuesday, February 12, 10 AM 1 PM, Meet at Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th Street, Seattle

Ride the Metro bus to the fantastic 5th Avenue for a behind-the-scenes tour. Lunch downtown afterwards, before returning to the center. 

Every effort is made to make our field trips accessible, but participants need to be able to walk or wheel in an urban environment, typically up to a half mile per increment. If you have additional accessibility needs, please contact us ahead of time. The group size will be between 5 and 10 participants. Please call to reserve your space ahead of time. Trip times can be subject to change based on bus schedules or other transportation changes.

Call 206-297-0875 to RSVP for this free event. Bring bus fare & money for lunch!

 

Movie & Discussion: Won’t You Be My Neighbor
Wednesday, February 13, 12:30 PM, Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th Street, Seattle

Won’t You Be My Neighbor is a documentary exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers. At 2:30, following the movie, Carin Mack will lead participants in a discussion exploring the themes of kindness, idealism and courage.. 

RSVP for this free presentation by calling 206-297-0875. 

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Thursdays, 11 AM  12:30 PM, February 14  March 21
St. James Cathedral Pastoral Outreach Center
804 9th Avenue, Seattle

Taking care of your own needs is essential as you support your loved one. When you take care of yourself, your loved one will also benefit. But how do you find the time or energy for self-care? In Powerful Tools, you will learn key skills that will improve your confidence and ability to take care of yourself throughout the caregiving journey.

This 6-week evidence-based educational series, presented in English, includes lessons, group discussion and personal goal-setting. Registration is required by February 7. 

To register, contact Mari Becker at the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center: 206-744-2017 or mbecker1@uw.edu 

 

Letting It Go, Letting It Grow
Saturday, February 16, 9:30 AM  2:30 PM, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
7000 35th Ave SW — Walmesley Hall, Seattle

The New Year is often a time for clarifying our values, getting organized, cleaning and downsizing. It’s also a wonderful time to take inventory of financial affairs and planning. Participants will hear from Donna Oiland of Radiant Joy Ministries, participate in a program and interactive workshop with Rebecca Crichton of NW Center for Creative Aging, meet with exhibitors, and enjoy lunch.

This worksop will help you clarify your priorities, purpose, personal mission and values, and develop a thoughtful plan. 

RSVP and for Questions/Directions: Marion Kari at 206-935-0358. $10 donation suggested for coffee, refreshments and lunch.

 

Healing the World from the Inside Out
Compassionate Listening Two-Day Intro
Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 23 & 24, 9:30 AM  5:45 PM
Private Workshop Space near 85th & Greenwood in Seattle

Listening is one of the most precious gifts we can give to another human being. Come learn skills, develop tools and experience support to become a more compassionate listener and peacemaker in your life — at home, with friends and in the world.

This workshop is being offered on a sliding scale of $175 — $300 (no questions asked). Pre-registration is required with your $50 deposit. The remainder will be due at the end of the workshop, according to your ability to pay and your perceived value. Details & registration on Brown Paper Tickets.

 

Protect Yourself from Fraud and Identity Theft
Monday, Feb. 25, 1 – 3  PM, Wallingford Community Senior Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Lower Level Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

Con artists don’t care how hard you’ve worked. They steal billions from Americans like you every year. Take a look inside how scammers think, how to safeguard against identity theft and fraud, and what to do if you or someone you know has been a victim. With Bob DeWald and Lee Weissman, AARP Fraud Prevention Specialists. 

Free. Advance registration required. Call 206-461-7825.

 

Wisdom Café with Rebecca Crichton
Dreaming Our Future

Tuesday, February 26, 3:30 PM, Wallingford Community Senior Center
MultiPurpose Room, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle

Whatever our age, dreaming ourselves into our future helps enliven our days. No registration is required for this free event. 

 

WASHAA Professional Networking for Health Advocacy
Wednesday, February 27, 4 – 6 PM, Skyline Community

725 Ninth Avenue, Seattle

Join experienced advocates working in the Northwest who are interested in sharing success and challenges for a peer-to-peer sharing event. Bring your questions, challenges and successes!

Advance registration required. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

 

Winter Memory Loss Programs at Greenwood Senior Center
Various dates & locations

A brochure listing upcoming support groups, meetings, organizations, programs, counseling and activities.

 

UW Alumni Association Winter 2019 Public Lectures
Various dates & locations

From cutting-edge research to historical perspective, UW faculty and guest lecturers share their knowledge and insights about issues facing our world today. View the complete list of UW public lectures from The Graduate SchoolFriends of the UW LibrariesUW TacomaUW Bothell and more.