We’re excited to let you know that you can watch Rebecca Crichton on the King County Library System training video called “Learn to Facilitate Wisdom Cafes and Community Conversations.” The tools Rebecca shares can help you deepen your conversations with colleagues, friends or family. 


June Presentation at Horizon House

Council of Women: Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Patricia Boiko
Tuesday, June 19, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall, Horizon House

900 University St., Seattle

Award-winning independent documentary filmmaker Patricia Boiko and her crew traveled to The Republic of Georgia to document a group of women who are from the Muslim Minority in the mostly Orthodox Christian country. The Pankisi Valley Region has gained notoriety because there have been young men from the village who went off to Syria to fight. This short film provides viewers with another side of the Pankisi Valley and the strength of women to determine their destiny.

Patricia Boiko is the founder of Winning Pictures, LLC and is its lead producer and director. The producer of numerous projects about social and political issues, she has been the documentary programmer for the Seattle Transmedia Independent Film Festival since 2012. Patricia is a founding member and past president of the Seattle Documentary Association.


Second Thursday Monthly Brown Bag Lunch
Hot Topics for Seniors (and Senior Wannabes!)

Noon to 1:00 PM, Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Drive N.

  • June 14: Dreaming Our Future with NWCCA ED Rebecca Crichton
    Rebecca facilitates a discussion on how living your dreams has showed up in your life up to now. What dreams do you still hope to fulfill after 65? 70? 80? How do we continue to grow into Elderhood? Sharing our dreams out loud might just help them come true.

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.


In the Larger Community

Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands
September 2018

3rd Act Magazine is partnering with Overseas Adventure Travel to offer small group travel to exciting destinations all over the globe. No more than 14 adventurers will travel with the publishers, David and Victoria Marshall, on a trip especially designed for older adults.

Their first destination is Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands in September. It’s coming right up but there is still room. Click for a brochure about the trip, or email them at


Responding to Senior Myths & Aging
A Workshop Presented by Jewish Family Service
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 – 8 PM, Temple Beth Am
2632 NE 80th Street, Seattle

Steve Adler, 87, was married to Judy for 65 years when she died from Alzheimer’s disease. Their daughter, Barbara West, is an elder-law attorney and was Judy’s end-of-life caretaker. Looking back on Judy’s illness and death, this father-daughter team recognized that several “senior myths” often prevent aging Americans from being pro-active and planning for their own care.

Adler, West and Adam Halpern, Director of Older Adult Services at JFS, will draw from their personal and professional experiences to share insights about these aging myths and related realities for caregivers. They will also provide strategies and hard-to-locate resources for aging adults and caregivers. The event is free. To ensure sufficient seating, RSVP here..


Wisdom Cafes 2018
Presented in partnership with NWCCA and the King County Library System

Opportunities to converse and connect with others in discussions of universal topics, such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and what gives life meaning

  • Discussing End of Life Issues: The Final Taboo: Tuesday, June 19, 2 PM, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline. Are you reluctant to talk about death and dying? Facilitator Dori Gillam with share how to handle speaking about this forbidden topic.


Homesharing Info Session
Saturday, June 23, 9:30 – 11 AM, PNA Brick Building
Community Hall, 6615 Dayton Avenue N, Seattle

The PNA Village program has partnered with Silvernest to bring Homesharing to Seattle neighborhoods. Come hear about how to participate as a home owner or home seeker. This event is open to everyone and the Silvernest program will be available city-wide. To find out more, visit or call 206-789-1217.


I/DD and Dementia: A forum for advocates, thought leaders, family members and creative thinkers
Thursday, June 28, 10 AM – 2:30 PM, Seatac Airport Conference Center

A community conversation among forum participants on how we can better support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who experience dementia. Presented by the Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative on the progress made in our state to date, with national experts Dr. Seth Keller and Dr. Mathew Janick. Registration is free, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, email Aziz Aladin.