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 weeks when there is no coffee hour (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. You may also call 206-686-8357 from any phone**, enter Conference ID: 224 689 164# and wait to be admitted. **English-language audio only.

Coming up!

Innovations in Dementia Support & Universal Design—7/2/20 featuring Amy Cunningham, Research Coordinator, Aging with Pride: IDEA, UW School of Social Work, and Tom Minty, Realtor, Northwest Universal Design Council member, and ADS Advisory Council member. To join the call, go to bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive.

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 featuring Aging and Disability Services—Thursday, July 16 (10:30 a.m.): Join us for a live, online conversation with Aging and Disability Services (ADS) director Cathy Knight and ADS Advisory Council advocacy committee chair June Michel. 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.

Other Upcoming Events

ADA 30th Anniversary at Seattle City Hall (July 22, 2020): Save the date! More information to come.

Age Friendly Seattle Anniversary (July 26, 2020) - The City of Seattle joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities on July 26, 2016.

ADA 30th Anniversary (July 26, 2020) - The federal civil right legislation known as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Learn more at www.adaanniversary.org. Stay tuned for information about related events throughout July. 

Seattle Night Out - Tuesday, August 4, 2020

2020 Lifelong Learning Summit - Friday, September 25, 2020 (save the date!)

International Day of Older Persons-October 1, 2020

National Family Caregivers Month-November 2020

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

For updates, including event information, 'Like' Age-Friendly Seattle on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

For Lifelong Recreation events, see their current catalog.

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