Seattle is one of 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.

NWCCA at The Bridge

More Than What We Say: Understanding the Science of Micro-Messaging
with Rebecca Crichton, NWCCA Executive Director, speaker & facilitator
Thursday, Nov. 16, 10 – 11:30 AM, The Bridge at Village Cove
6850 Woodlawn Ave NE, Ste. B, Seattle

Micro-messages are those small but powerful messages we convey all the time — sometimes without even saying a word!

Join Rebecca Crichton, ED of Northwest Center for Creative Aging, in an exploration and discussion related to the messages we send. Rebecca presents programs related to Creative Aging at many venues in the Seattle area. She is a Certified Coach, with Masters’ degrees in Child and Organizational Development.


November Presentation at Horizon House

The Benefits of Intergenerational Creativity

Connect more fully with multiple generations in your own life.
with Jen Kulik, CEO of Silver Kite Community Arts
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall, 900 University St., Seattle

Jen Kulik’s work, which includes intergenerational theater performances and programs with youth and elders swapping stories, proves the value of shared experiences across generations.

Founder and CEO of Silver Kite Community Arts, an organization which creates life-changing intergenerational arts experiences, Jennifer Kulik was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching in 2012.

For the last 25 years, she has designed and facilitated arts programs for schools, theater companies, and non-profit organizations. An adjunct professor in the Matteo Ricci College at Seattle University, Jen has taught at the International Leadership Academy (Ethiopia), Stanford Addis School (Ethiopia), The Northwest School, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Village Theatre, and Youth Theatre Northwest, among others.


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.

  • Dec. 14: Year End Celebration – What did we learn this year? What do we want to explore in 2018?
    Join us for our annual summary of the year’s programs and share ideas about what we want to learn and discuss in 2018.

    We’ll bring the treats; you’ll provide the ideas!

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.

Conversations are from 2 to 3:30 PM, and are led by NWCCA Executive Director Rebecca Crichton. Pre-registration requested. 

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


Brain Rules for Aging Well
An evening with Dr. John Medina
Monday, November 27, 7 PM
Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th Street

How come I can never find my keys? Why don’t I sleep as well as I used to? What can I do to keep my brain sharp? New York Times best-selling author of Brain Rules, developmental molecular biologist, UW professor and speaker, Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts— and the prescription— to age well in his signature engaging style. Books will be available for signing and purchase. 


Art of Alzheimer’s Presents: In Our Own Words
Friday, December 1, 3 – 4 PM, Free
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle

Sharing their poetry and prose, vibrant people living with dementia, care partners and local writers invite you to explore the experience of living with memory loss, or loving someone with memory loss.


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