NWCCA at The Bridge at Green Lake

Do you have it? Can you develop more as you age?
Thursday, January 18, 10 – 11:30 AM, 6850 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle  

Resilience is the ability to recover after misfortune or change. Scientists, psychologists, and medical professionals agree that people who adapt more quickly from adversity are happier and healthier. Join us as we share how we have bounced back from setbacks and learn a model for continuing to work on this skill. 

Speaker and writer Dori Gillam presents programs related to having fun while gathering key skills as we age. She is NWCCA Board Chair and a charter member of the Age Friendly Seattle initiative. Her Educational Psychology degree is from the University of Washington and she has worked for AARP and Sound Generations. 


Enneagram in Relatedness Series
Six Saturdays: Jan. 27; Feb. 17; March 10; June 16; Sept. 15; Oct. 20
6850 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle  

We operate in a field of relatedness — with ourselves, in our relationships and in our social milieu. The Enneagram is an extraordinary map to help us more consciously navigate our journey in life. 

To this end, Emile Haddad and N’Shama Sterling are offering a series of Saturday workshops in 2018 to explore the aspects of relatedness through various facets of the Enneagram. This experiential series is designed to soften the hold of the Ennea-type Passion and the instinctual drives as we dance in the relational field between the individual and the collective — the I and the WE. 

Each daylong workshop will be a stand-alone event, although you will derive the most benefit from attending the series. 

Registration Fees: Single session $145; 2-5 sessions $135 each; all 6 sessions $750 ($125 each). 
For registration information and questions, e-mail or


January Presentation at Horizon House: CANCELLED

The China Challenge
with journalist and educator Peter Herford

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Peter Herford has had to cancel his January 16 Horizon House event. But we’re happy that he will be with us on March 20. Our February presenter will be announced soon. 


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.

  • February 8: Unpacking the New Tax Law
    Join us for a discussion facilitated by Michael Righi, former head of the economics department at Bellevue College, exploring the implications of the new Tax Law just passed by Congress.

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

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Wednesdays, January 17 – February 21, 2 – 4 PM
Aegis at Callahan House, 15100 1st Avenue NE, Shoreline

A six-week evidence-based program that provides unpaid family caregivers with the skills and confidence needed to better care for themselves while caring for others.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please contact Lisa Bakke, 206-861-8790 or This free class series, presented in partnership by Jewish Family Service and Sound Generations, is graciously hosted by Aegis at Callahan House.  


End of Life Choices
Thursday, Jan. 18, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th Street, Seattle

Washington State, along with Oregon, leads our nation in end-of-life choices for the terminally ill. This presentation will highlight the many services provided by End of Life Washington and will provide a thorough examination of all end-of-life options, with particular emphasis on our state’s Death with Dignity Law.  


Speaking of Dying
Screening and Discussion with filmmaker Trudy James
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 – 8 PM, Wallingford Senior Community Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Lower Level Good Shepherd Centere

Speaking of Dying captures the importance of speaking openly about all aspects of the dying process. It will help you believe that you can have a meaningful ending that will be a gift to you and your loved ones. The interviews and stories in this documentary reveal the complexities of end-of-life choices while also demonstrating resources and attitudes that can empower us. Good and peaceful endings are possible – if we speak openly about dying.

Light refreshments will be provided at this free event, which is sponsored by Acacia/Dignity Memorial.  

Using Your Creativity in the Trenches
A Practical Approach for Caregivers
Tuesday, January 30, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM 
Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th Street, Seattle

A practical workshop in which family caregivers will receive hands-on resources and some strategies for approaching common caregiving challenges. Presenter Chris Poole, owner/operator of Creative Companionship LLC, is a consultant, companion and trainer who has worked with elderly clients in Seattle and Shoreline since 2005. The event is free. 


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