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Register now for this May 11 community-building event!

10:00 -11:30 AM, Thursday, May 11, at The Bridge at Green Lake, 6846 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle

Join a lively group of people who want to know how and where to use their unique talents. We practice listening for meaning, and benefit from being truly heard and acknowledged.

Renee Louise Taylor will introduce the Wheel of Life, an exercise that invites participants to discover the balance in their lives. Renée is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation, as well as a Seattle artist and founder of CoachingthruArt. Her vision is to create a fun, supportive environment where participants call on their inner artists as a catalyst to explore themselves from different perspectives.

Register at Brown Paper Tickets for our community-building event to explore what calls to your passions, values and energy. You will go away renewed, encouraged — and perhaps even inspired!

$10 per session for a stimulating mix of speakers, facilitated discussions and networking. Morning baked goods, coffee and tea provided by the Hearthstone. Presented by Northwest Center for Creative Aging and our partners, 3rd Act Magazine and the Bridge at Green Lake, a space for older adults.

And all are invited to the Hearthstone’s Open House on Saturday, April 22, from 10 AM to 2 PM. RSVP here

May Presentation at Horizon House, 900 University Street, Seattle

Working Together for Dementia-Friendly Communities
Thursday, May 25, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall

Over 100,000 people in Washington live with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. For too long, a diagnosis has meant fear, shame and social isolation. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here in Seattle, and across our state, a new dementia story is being told.

Join Marilyn Raichle and Marigrace Becker to hear about several exciting efforts to build awareness, challenge stigma, and transform life with dementia in our area — from the Art of Alzheimer’s “Still Here” project, to the Momentia movement, and the Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative. And discover easy ways you can be involved in building a dementia-friendly community.

Marigrace Becker is Program Manager, Community Education and Impact UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center. Marilyn Raichle is founder of The Art of Alzheimer’s and curator of The Artist Within. Our thanks to Seattle Neighborhoods for their support of this program.

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 

  • May 11: Reading & Discussion with author Bharti Kirchner
    Bharti Kirchner is the award-winning and prolific author of ten books — six novels and four cookbooks — whose new mystery series will launch in September. She will focus on her most recent book, Goddess of Fire, which was shortlisted for the Nancy Pearl Award in Fiction.
    A frequent speaker at writer’s conferences, book festivals, and universities throughout the nation, Kirchner has written numerous articles and essays on food, travel, fitness, and lifestyle in magazines that include Food & Wine, Eating Well, Vegetarian Times, The Writer, Writer’s Digest, Fitness Plus, and Northwest Travel. Her essays have appeared in eleven anthologies.

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

2017 Inspire Positive Aging Awards Luncheon
11 AM, April 20, Bellevue Hilton
300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Sound Generations’ Inspire Positive Aging Awards Luncheon honors older adults who exemplify what it means to live life to the fullest at any age. Join them for a fun-filled celebration of positive aging, and meet dozens of inspirational people from communities across King County.

LGBTQ Senior Resource Fairs
10 AM to 3 PM:
April 19: Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S
April 29: Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE
May 10: Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E

Presented by Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Lifelong Recreation Programs, in partnership with Generations Aging with Pride and designed to engage, support and empower LGBTQ seniors on their personal aging journey.

2017 Care Transitions Conference: We’re All in It Together
Wednesday, May 10, Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South

Hospital and home health care administrators, discharge planners, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, policymakers, social service providers, community leaders, and consumers will gather to discuss new ways to work together to decrease avoidable hospital admissions and health care utilization. Visit Brown Paper Tickets to learn more and to register.

Alzheimer’s Talks Tickets Now on Sale!
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

  • May 23: Michael Reagan, eldest son of Ronald Reagan and chairman of the John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation.
  • June 14: Chef Madison Cowan, first-ever Grand Champion of Chopped shares a chef’s personal and often humorous insight into the cognitive decline and its effects on loved ones.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Memory Loss Support Groups at Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th Street. Contact Carin Mack, MSW, Director of Memory Loss Program Carin Mack, at 206-297-0875 (voicemail 206-230-0166) or, for information about these and other programs. 

  • Alzheimer’s Caregivers  
    Support and resources for family caregivers of those living with dementia. 1:30 to 3 PM, Wednesdays: March 15, April 19, May 17 and June 21.
  • Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group  
    Coping, communication and other areas of concern. Meeting with Carin required before participation. 10:30 AM to noon, Tuesdays: March 9, April 4, May 2 and June 6.
  • ESML Caregiver Support Group: Spouses
    Meeting with Carin required before participation. 10:30 AM to noon, Tuesdays: March 21, April 18 and May 30.
  • Mid-Stage Caregiver Support Group: Spouses   
    Monthly group for any spouse who is a caregiver of someone with mid-stage memory loss. New participants must contact Carin for schedule details.

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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