Events

August Presentation at Horizon House, 900 University Street, Seattle

Healing Cultural Devastation in Burundi, Africa
One Man’s Joyful and Hopeful Journey of 24 Years
Tuesday, August 15, 7:30 PM, Anderson Hall

Prosper Ndabishuriye founded Youth in Reconstruction of a World in Destruction, an organization which provides education, shelter, clean water and care for orphans, widows, children and others in need in Burundi, Africa. 

Survivor of the Burundi Genocide of 1972, Prosper founded this organization to address the many needs of his country, as well as to promote peace and reconciliation. In 2005 and 2006, he was a nominee for the Giraffe Hero and Ambassador for Peace awards.

Over the years, they have built 3,269 homes and constructed a school that provides education to children from the neediest families. They have also started construction on an orphanage that will accommodate 160 orphans and begun implementation of other projects for the benefit of the Burundi community.

 

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

Noon to 1:3o PM, The Bridge at Village Cove, 6850 Woodlawn Ave NE, Ste. B, Seattle 

  • Willem de Kooning

    Claude Monet

    August 10: Rebecca Albiani on Great Art by Elderly Artists
    From Michelangelo to de Kooning

    Join art historian Rebecca Albiani on her continuing exploration of art and aging. Known for her quick wit, informative commentary and deep knowledge of art history, Albiani lectures for the Frye Museum and other venues. 

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 outreachvp@psara.org.

In the Larger Community

6th Annual Elder Friendly Futures Conference 
Thursday – Friday, Sept. 14 – 15, Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th Street SW, Lynnwood

Two full days of educational sessions, networking opportunities, engaging exhibits, research poster presentations, roundtable discussions and the always-popular film viewing and discussion. Hundreds of healthcare providers, community professionals, research educators, students and others will gather to share and learn about healthy aging and how to be part of an elder friendly future. Register by August 15 for the Early Bird rate.

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

  • 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.

Psychedelic Medicine: New Frontiers in Palliative Care
Friday, October 27, 8:30 AM – 5 PM
UW School of Law, Gates Hall

New research is revealing that psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin and MDMA, may offer significant benefit for patients struggling at the end of life and those beset by major depressions and treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress.

This conference brings together doctors, scientific researchers, attorneys and ethicists to consider the medical, legal and ethical implications of this evolving research and to situate our evolving understanding of psychedelics in the shifting policies and priorities of our state and national drug control strategies. Register by September 10 for the Early Bird rate.

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.