Events

Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Events

Age Friendly Seattle supports Governor Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, which has reduced the intensity of the COVID-19 outbreak. All Age Friendly Seattle events will occur virtually (live or recorded, but all online) until that order is lifted.

Following is information about current and very recent events. For information about past events, scroll down to Previous Events. 

Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience

Age Friendly Seattle Close to Home"Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience" is a new series of online events presented by Age Friendly Seattle, featuring information and resources for older people, caregivers, and their families. This series is scheduled on Thursday mornings on the first, second, and fourth Thursdays of each month (see Virtual Civic Coffee Hours, below). Presenters include government, nonprofit, and community representatives.

Streamed and recorded live via Microsoft Teams (log-in not required), videos are archived on Aging King County's YouTube channel (see the playlist or visit individual recordings linked below after events are completed). Live and recorded captioning is provided in English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese. 

Close to Home presentations are typically 45 minutes in length, starting at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Visit our Virtual Events page for the current week's livestream link.

Coming up!

Close to Home—9/3/20Celebrating R.O.O.T.S. Family Picnic—join us to hear Paul Mitchell and William Lowe talk about ROOTS, an annual celebration of African American families and history in the Pacific Northwest that started nearly 50 years ago.  At 10:30 a.m., go to bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive and click the blue "Join Event Now" button. To join by phone, or for detailed instructions, click the green "Get Instructions" button.

Close to Home—9/10/20: Join us to learn about the Seattle Department of Transportation's Vision Zero initiative (Allison Schwartz), the Northwest African American Museum (LaNesha DeBardelaben), and Grandparent's Day (Brenda Charles-Edward, Mayor's Council on African American Elders). 

Close to Home–9/24/20: Join us to hear Dr. Milton Curtis, King County Falls Prevention, and Dori Gillam, AgeEngaged!

For information about Close to Home presentations, including participation instructions (online or on the phone), e-mail Lenny Orlov (Lenny.Orlov@seattle.gov) at least 24 hours in advance. Detailed instructions are also provided on Age Friendly Seattle's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Virtual Civic Coffee Hours

Age Friendly Seattle steaming coffee cup logoAge Friendly Seattle's popular Civic Coffee Hours are held on the third Thursday of each month (except December). These events bring bring community elders closer to local government officials to explore topics of interest. Our guests learn about issues, programs, and services, and officials hear from the community. Presentations often include cutting edge information. A broad range of issues have been discussed over the years (see Previous Events, below). Virtual Civic Coffee Hours are one hour in length, starting at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

Coming up!

Civic Coffee Hour with SDOT Director Sam Zimbabwe—9/17/20: Join us for a live, online conversation with Sam Zimbabwe, director of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). Learn how Seattle is rethinking transportationduring the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding transit, making iteasier to walk around town, and tackling major projects likethe West Seattle High-Rise Bridge replacement. A few minutes before 10:30 a.m., go to bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive and click the blue "Join Event Now" button. To join by phone, or for detailed instructions, click the green "Get Instructions" button.

AgeWise TV on the Seattle Channel

AgeWise TV programming on the Seattle Channel

AgeWise TV is a new series of programs designed for older people featured on the Seattle Channel (Channel 21 on Comcast). AgeWise TV first aired on June 25, 2020. AgeWise TV was the brainchild of Pike Market Senior Center staff and developed through community collaboration. Each of 10 one-hour programs features lifelong learning and physical activities to help older viewers stay connected and stay healthy during the COVID quarantine. For the Seattle Channel viewing schedule, click here. To watch AgeWise episodes that have already been shown, visit the AgeWise TV homepage.

Upcoming Events

International Day of Older Persons-October 1, 2020

General Election Day (November 3, 2020) - For information about elections, voting, and voter registration in Seattle-King County, visit King County Elections online.

National Family Caregivers Month-November 2020

Older Americans Month: Mark your May 2021 calendar!

ADA 31st Anniverary (July 26, 2021)

Age Friendly Seattle Anniversary (July 26, 2021): The City of Seattle joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities on July 26, 2016.

Seattle Night Out - Night Out 2020 was cancelled due to COVID. Mark your calendar for Night Out on the first Tuesday in 2021.

Age Friendly Coalition for Seattle and King County

This countywide community-based Age Friendly Coalition (formerly "task force") supports implementation of Age Friendly Seattle and is available to assist suburban cities and communities in launching age-friendly initiatives. The coalition and its steering committee meet on alternate months, third Fridays. Four additional committees meet on their own schedules—Active Transportation & Outdoor Spaces; Housing; Outreach, Advocacy & Communications; and Social & Civic Participation.

Please join us! For more information, click here.

The Age Friendly Coalition and its committees are supported by the Age Friendly Seattle team. Questions? E-mail agefriendly@seattle.gov.

Previous Events

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For Lifelong Recreation events, see their current catalog.

For additional events, you can also visit the Citywide Event Calendar and individual department calendars.