Sharing experiences and strategies for moving forward in our lives 

Thursday, June 8, 10 – 11:30 AM, at The Bridge at Green Lake

NWCCA Executive Director Rebecca Crichton will engage participants in exploring how cultivating Adaptability, Flexibility and Resilience benefits our lives as we grow older!

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. The Bridge is located at 6846 Woodland Ave NE, Seattle. 


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 

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

Aging the LGBTQ Way: A Forum on Equity, Respect and Inclusion
Saturday, June 3, 10 AM – 5:30 PM, Seattle City Hall  
600 4th Avenue (enter there or at 601 5th Avenue)
The forum benefits from research conducted by the LGBT+ National Aging Research Center, including Aging with Pride: The National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study, the first federally funded longitudinal research project examining the health, aging, and well-being over time of LGBTQ adults ages 50 to 100. Principal investigator Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen will share information from her extensive Aging with Pride research.

The event is free of charge; however, meals are included, so RSVPs are strongly recommended.

Giving Care, Taking Care: A Conference for Family Caregivers
Monday, June 5, 9 AM – 4:30 PM, Tukwila Community Center 
525 North 85th Street
Keynote speaker Jane Tornatore, PhD, speaker and therapist, will share her humor, stories and insights on caring for ourselves as we care for others, and how we can eliminate unnecessary stress and gain more happiness for both partners.
This annual conference is designed for family and community caregivers and offers practical, up-to-date resources and information to help you in your caregiving responsibilities. Other dynamic speakers from a variety of backgrounds, including health care, rehabilitation, social work, and law, will share their expertise and knowledge in twenty sessions offered throughout the day. You choose the sessions you need most in your own situation.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call 360-725-2544 or 1-800-422-3263.

Dr. Barak Gaster on Transforming Care for Alzheimer’s Disease
Thursday, June 8, 6:30 – 8 PM, Greenwood Senior Center  
525 North 85th Street, Seattle
The evening starts with a light reception followed by a lecture to learn how Barak Gaster, MD, is working to improve how physicians care for people diagnosed with dementia. Dr. Gaster is an educator and physician at UW Medicine where he has a national reputation for finding creative solutions to difficult problems in health care. He has decades of experience preparing physicians to meet the needs of an aging population.

The event is free, but RSVPs are requested

Alzheimer’s Talks
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

  • Sunday, 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.
  • Thursday, 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.
  • Wednesday, 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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