NWCCA at The Bridge at Green Lake

Enneagram in Relatedness Series
Saturdays, 9:30 AM – 5 PM: March 10; June 16; Sept. 15; Oct. 20
6850 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle  

We operate in a field of relatedness — with ourselves, in our relationships and in our social milieu. The Enneagram is an extraordinary map to help us more consciously navigate our journey in life. 

To this end, Emile Haddad and N’Shama Sterling are offering a series of Saturday workshops to explore the aspects of relatedness through various facets of the Enneagram. This experiential series is designed to soften the hold of the Ennea-type Passion and the instinctual drives as we dance in the relational field between the individual and the collective — the I and the WE. 

N’SHAMA STERLING brings her holistic approach, wisdom, and intuition to the process of deepening self-awareness and consciousness. In addition to her expertise as a certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition, she brings her natural warmth and depth of experience in spiritual guidance, coaching and Systems Thinking consulting, all enhanced by her artistic expression as a singer-musician and leader of the Dances of Universal Peace.

EMILE HADDAD has been guiding individuals and groups towards discovering their own inner wisdom for the last 27 years; his keen energetic awareness and sensitivity to the field has guided his work of inquiry and spiritual development with others. He provides spiritual guidance and personal coaching, and is also the principal for Catalyst BCC, a business consulting firm committed to building learning cultures and developing conscious leadership.

Each daylong workshop will be a stand-alone event.

Single session $145; 2 or more sessions $135 each. Download the Registration Form for more details, or e-mail or


February Presentation at Horizon House

The China Challenge
With Journalist & Educator Peter Herford

Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall, Horizon House, 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. His more than a decade there included teaching 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 on 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.

  • March 8: Gender Identity – Understanding the Spectrum
    More than ever before, we know that gender is not binary. Explore this complex topic in a conversation facilitated by NWCCA Executive Director Rebecca Crichton, in which we’ll discuss how to think and talk about Gender Identity.

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

Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Resource and Education Day
Wednesday, February 21, 10:30 AM – 3 PM
Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE

An event especially for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s before age 65 and their families. Join the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center for a relaxed half day of learning, discussion and resource-sharing.

Register online, by phone (206-744-2017), email (, or by filling out this form. Space is limited for this free event. Registration required by February 16. 


Learn to Facilitate Wisdom Cafes and Community Conversations
with NWCCA Executive Director Rebecca Crichton
Saturday, February 24, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Federal Way Library, 32400 1st Way South

Would you like to learn how to lead a book or film discussion or a Wisdom Café – a conversation about topics related to aging – in your community?  

A wonderful opportunity to learn the skills necessary for facilitating conversations that invite honesty, discovery and community, and discover how much these tools can enhance your own life. This dynamic 2.5-hour workshop will provide concepts, tools and the opportunity to practice being a master facilitator for personal and shared discovery.


Customer Feedback Survey on Wheelchair Accessible Services
Now through February 28

The Seattle Department of Finance and Administrative Services and King County Department of Executive Services have produced a survey on the wheelchair accessible taxicab (WAT) program. People invited to participate in the survey include: 

  • Those who have used wheelchair accessible taxi service in Seattle and/or King County in the past or would like to in the future;
  • Family members or companions who support them.

The survey, which should take 10 minutes or less to complete, is available online and by phone, 206-256-5928.


Wise & Well: Self-Care for Family Caregivers
Thursday, March 8, 2 PM
MBK Senior Living, Northgate Plaza, 11030 5th Ave NE, Seattle

We care for people we love throughout our lives. As we, and those around us, age, the need for care often increases. At the same time, the needs of those doing the caregiving are equally important.

NWCCA Executive Director Rebecca Crichton will share useful caregiver tips as well as findings from research in Positive Psychology and Neuroscience which demonstrate that positivity, gratitude and kindness are good for our health and well-being. No registration is required for this free event.


Chicken Soup Brigade’s Welcome Home Program

The Chicken Soup Brigade delivers seven fresh frozen, medically-specific home-cooked meals to your door within 72 hours of discharge from a hospital or other inpatient facility. Your stay in the facility can be for any reason – physical, chemical, or mental health. Until recently, this program was only able to serve individuals in South King County but, as of January 2018, it has been expanded to include the entire county. To be eligible you must:

  • Be recently discharged from a hospital or other inpatient facility;
  • Live within King County;
  • Contact Care Advocates at 206-957-1686 to confirm eligibility.

Details and application form here.  


A Civic Commitment: Common Purpose

Project Pilgrimage is launching Common Purpose, a civic-participation program, in March 2018. This non-partisan program, free and open to all, will provide an on-ramp to citizen education, voting, and elections, with people making commitments to engage in voter registration and electoral campaigns. Details and registration information are here.  


Walking the Four Directions as Conscious Elders
A workshop series for elders and elders-in-training
10 AM – 4 PM, Phinney Neighborhood Association Building
6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle

The times in which we are living require that elders ‘wake up’ to their rightful place as wisdom keepers for past, present and future generations. Join a community of elders who are willing to dive into the hard-won truths of their lives, harvest the wisdom lying there and step into their rightful place as creators of a just, peaceful and sustainable future for their loved ones and for the earth community. Early registration recommended for one or more of the workshops. Each session costs $45 – $75 (sliding scale). More details here

  • East: Waking Up as Conscious Elders with Randy Morris
    Saturday, February 17
  • South: Discovering the Ageless Body with Elsa Bowman
    Saturday, March 17
    West: Revitalizing Our Vision: A Soul-Sized Response to Real World Affairs with Kathie Gillet
    Saturday, April 14
  • North: The Path of Non-Violent Resistance for Conscious Elders with Mary Lou Finley
    Saturday, May 12


Personal Safety Nets
Thursdays in March: 1, 8, 15, & 22, from 2 – 3:30 PM
Wallingford Community Senior Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Lower Level Good Shepherd Center

Join a supportive group to put together YOUR Personal Safety Net – don’t wait until after you need it! You’ll leave this workshop with a personal binder with your documentation, resources, preferences, and support system all in one place, as well as a plan of action for future steps. With Denise Malm, Social Worker, and Sam Poyta, Social Work Intern.

$8 members/$10 public (no one will be turned away for inability to pay). Advance registration required, 206-461-7825.  


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