December Presentation at Horizon House:
Insights into a Critic’s Favorites

Pop Goes the Holiday Music! 
with Freelance Arts Critic Misha Berson
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall, Horizon House

900 University Street, Seattle

In this lighthearted talk, we’ll sample holiday bonbons from some of the best singers of all time (Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, etc.), as well as misfires and oddities by famous artists and bands.

Misha Berson was the theater critic for the Seattle Times for 25 years and continues to write for the Times and other local and national publications. Author of several books, including Something’s Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination, she currently teaches at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW and other programs in Seattle.


After 4 years, Second Thursday Monthly Brown Bag Lunch
Hot Topics for Seniors (and Senior Wannabes!)
has come to an end.

We are concluding the program with pride and appreciation for the wonderful collaboration and participation from everybody that made it such a rewarding endeavor.

Thank you and goodbye to everyone who participated. We are grateful for all of you.

Puget Sound Activists for Retirement Action (PSARA)
Northwest Center for Creative Aging
Green Lake branch of the Seattle Public Library


In the Larger Community

Mobility for All Summit
Presented by King County Mobility Coalition
Saturday, November 3, 1 4 PM, Crossroads Community Center
16000 NE 10th Street, Bellevue

Community conversations about the challenges older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers face when finding transportation options that suit their needs. All advocates and stakeholders are invited to attend. The insights and experiences you share will help to improve the customer experience of finding and securing transportation in King County. 

RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Click here to RSVP online.To RSVP over the phone, call 425-943-6760.


Caregiver Burnout: Is Your Flame About to Fizzle?
Monday, November 5, 2  3:30 PM, Peter Kirk Community Center
352 Kirkland Avenue, Kirkland

Hear from the professionals at Aging Wisdom and learn the warning signs of caregiver burnout together with strategies for addressing stress.

Registration required. For more information or to register, please call the Peter Kirk Senior Center at 425-587-3360.


Dementia-Friendly Programs Webinar: Overcoming Obstacles
Thursday, November 8, 10  11 AM

Across Washington, we’re seeing the growth of two popular programs that help people with dementia stay active and engaged: Alzheimer’s Cafés/Memory Cafés and dementia-friendly walking groups. While it’s exciting to start one of these programs, there can be bumps along the way!

This webinar will discuss solutions to common challenges in program development, such as how to spread the word about a new program, or how to find funding or in-kind support. Learn first-hand from presenters who have successfully started and sustained dementia-friendly programs, and discover how to overcome the particular obstacles you may be facing.

Learn more about the presenters and register here. Click here for more information on the Dementia Action Collaborative.


Coffee and Conversation with Age Friendly Seattle
Thursday, November 8, 10 – 11 AM, Queen Anne Community Center
Friday, November 30, 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Rainier Beach Community Center

Meet the Age Friendly Seattle team and discuss improvements you’d like in transportation, housing, outdoor spaces, community and health services, and programs promoting social and civic issues. Learn about actions City departments will take to make Seattle a great place to grow up and grow old, and how to get involved.

For more information contact Sarah Demas at 206-386-4058 or


Legacy of Love: 2018 African American Caregiver Forum
Saturday, November 10, 9 AM  3 PM, Southcenter Doubletree Hotel
16500 Southcenter Parkway

This annual event is planned for caregivers, including those whose loved ones are experiencing Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, and community providers (5 CEUs offered). Expert speakers, a host of resource exhibitors, and free lunch! Regular and vegetarian options will be provided. Register for this free event here


Building the Beloved Community: Racism & Beyond 
Saturday, November 10, 8:45 AM  3 PM, St. Joseph Parish

732 18th Avenue E, Seattle

Many people of faith are concerned about racism in America today. Where do we start? What can we do? What is “white privilege” and its role in society today? How can we respond to the systemic nature of racism in our politics, economy, public education and criminal justice system? Join Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center and learn what you can do. Suggested donation is $25 (includes lunch). Register by November 2.


On Our Own: Senior Support Group for People Living Alone
Facilitated by NWCCA ED Rebecca Crichton
Wednesdays, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 6, 7  8 PM
Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th Street, Seattle

Join a new group of older adults who live alone to explore and share the challenges and surprises of solo living. We will learn together and redefine what it means to be on our own! RSVP for this free group to 206-297-0875. 


Thanksgiving Friendship Luncheon & Annual Membership Meeting
Friday, November 16, Wallingford Community Senior Center (WCSC)
14649 Sunnyside Avenue N, Suite 140, Seattle (lower level Good Shepherd Center)

Dine in community from noon till 1:30 PM, then be part of the Annual Membership Meeting at 1:30. Attendees will get an update on the state of WCSC, vote to approve bylaw changes, and elect new board members. Only current members can vote, but anyone is welcome to participate. 

Advance registration required, space limited. $6 members, $10 public suggested donation. Volunteers wanted! Seniors and those with a disability can pay with EBT. Call (206) 461-7825 or email


Enlightened Aging
Author presentation by Dr. Eric B. Larson
Sunday, November 18, 2 PM, Redmond Library
15990 NE 85th Street

Enlightened Aging proposes a path to resilience — one that’s proven to help many stave off disability until very old age. The steps on this path include pro-activity, acceptance, and building and maintaining good physical, mental, and social health.

Author, physician, and research scientist, Dr. Larson offers practical advice, based on his experience leading one of the world’s largest and longest research studies aimed at preventing dementia, about growing old with resilience and foresight. He is executive director of Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and professor of medicine and health services at the University of Washington.


King County Library System Wisdom Cafés

Make New Friends and Keep the Old. . .
Sunday, November 18, 2 PM, Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
We all know how important friendship is to our lives. What have you learned about making friends as you get older? What kind of a friend are you? 

Rise and Shine
Tuesday, November 20, 2 PM, Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Avenue NW, Shoreline
Looking forward to each day relates to living fully. What gets you up every morning? What would get you up with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose? We’ll discuss how to infuse our days with the elements that rouse us.

No registration is required for these free events, both facilitated by NWCCA ED Rebecca Crichton. 


Kitchen Table Talks
November topic: Community & Health Services
Tuesday, November 20, 1  2 PM
3525 N 85th Street, Seattle 

As part of the regional Age-Friendly Discussion Groups initiated this spring by AARP Washington, King County Library System, and Aging and Disability Services, Age Friendly Seattle launched a series of eight call-in/log-on discussion groups.

Join the conversation about age-friendly communities. Anyone can participate; no prior experience required. You can call in or log on from the comfort of your kitchen table, sofa, or desk! Details on how to participate here.


Living with Memory Loss: In Our Own Words 
16-minute film now available for free

Out of the desire to be advocates, members of The Gathering Place program at Greenwood Senior Center, who are living with memory loss, chose to create this short documentary.  Memory loss currently carries immense stigma, fear and shame, so they wanted to share some more holistic narratives about their experiences. It is powerful to hear the voices and wisdom of people living with memory loss and we hope that their fiercely open-hearted, humorous and hopeful messages have a positive impact.