Seattle is one of the 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.

October Presentation at Horizon House, 900 University Street, Seattle

I’ve Never Been This Age Before!

with Gerontologist & Storyteller Dori Gillam
Thursday, Oct. 26, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall

NWCCA board president, community organizer, speaker, facilitator and performer Dori Gillam takes aim at ageism and what we can do about it.

The media portrays growing older as if it is all about aches, pains and things we can’t do. Take a break and look at aging in a lighter way. We’ll laugh about the realities of aging and the ways you can rise above the negatives and build resilience going forward. Age is not a four-letter word!

A hospice volunteer and certified gerontologist, Dori cared for her elder parents for seven years. She believes in aging positively and handling difficult end-of-life discussions with levity and pragmatism.


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.

  • October 12: Storytelling – What’s It All About?
    Suzy Irwin, former librarian and a professional storyteller, will introduce us to the art of storytelling. Using folktales, we will practice telling stories, and anyone who wishes will have the chance to tell a one-minute story!

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. Except where noted, conversations are from 2 to 3:30 PM.

  • How Does Ageism Impact Us? with Dori Gillam, Tuesday, Oct. 17, Richmond Beach, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline
  • Please Listen, with Rebecca Crichton, Saturday, November 4, Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way South
  • We’re Here for a Reason, with Rebecca Crichton, 11:30 AM, Tuesday, Nov. 7, Bellevue Main Club, 209 100th Ave NE
  • Living Our Legacy – How Do Want to Be Remembered? with Rebecca Crichton, Tuesday, Nov. 14, Richmond Beach, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline
  • Doctors Know Best – Or Do They? with Rebecca Crichton, Sunday, Nov. 12, Richmond Beach, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline
  • Learning Across the Generations, with Rebecca Crichton, Saturday, Dec. 2, Federal Way Library, 34200 1st Way South
  • The Problem of Independence, Tuesday, Dec. 12, Richmond Beach, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline

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


Seattle Alzheimer’s Town Hall
Tuesday, October 17, 1 PM – 3 PM
Queen Anne Public Library, 400 W Garfield Street, Seattle

An opportunity to learn how Washington State is combating Alzheimer’s disease and to ask the questions you want answers to. Presented by the Washington State Senior Citizens’ Lobby


Washington State Senior Citizens’ Foundation Annual Fall Conference
Thursday, October 19, 8:00 AM – 4 PM
Hotel Murano, 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma

The conference will cover topics such as: Health Care, Medicare, Medicaid, Long Term Care, Guardianship, Aging, Housing, and the Budget. The audience includes legislators, policy makers, civic Leaders, state, county and city employees, senior activists and providers of services for senior citizens. Details and registration information are here.


Perspectives on Aging: Creative Aging Conference
Friday, October 27, 8:30 AM – 6 PM
Frye Art Museum Auditorium, 601 Terry Avenue, Seattle

A one-day conference designed for adults, care partners of older adults, social workers, healthcare professionals, artists, educators, and students. Continuing education units will be available. Organized by the Frye Art Museum, with generous support from the Frye Foundation. Registration information is here.


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.

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