Age Friendly Seattle Civic Coffee Hours

In 2020, Age Friendly Seattle Coffee Hours will be held on the third Thursday of every month (January-November) at the Seattle Public Library and may be scheduled on additional dates in Seattle neighborhoods.The events bring community elders closer to City officials to explore topics of interest. Our guests learn about City programs and services, and officials hear from the community. Presentations often include cutting edge information about healthy aging, legal and planning issues; however, a broad range of issues have been discussed over the years. Scroll down to Previous Events for information about previous coffee hours. Coffee and other refreshments are served. 

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Next Civic Coffee Hour

Thursday, February 20: Join us for coffee and conversation with Elsa Batres-Boni, Census Strategic Advisor, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, who will talk about the U.S. Census. The Census is the count of the US population. It happens every 10 years. Come and learn from the City of Seattle about why the 2020 Census matters to you and how to participate. This event takes place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at The Seattle Public Library Central Library (1000 4th Avenue, 4th Floor). 

Thursday, March 19: Join us for coffee and conversation with Nancy Slote, Older Adults Program Manager at The Seattle Public Library. The coffee hour starts at 10:30 a.m. at The Seattle Public Library (Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, 4th Floor). Nancy will talk about the many programs which support lifelong learning and services such as tax assistance, tech help, job search coaching, and genealogical research. Coffee and refreshments will be served. (Note: This event was originally scheduled in January and postponed to March 19 due to adverse weather.)

Other Upcoming Events

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 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

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.