Events

Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Events

Age Friendly Seattle supports Governor Jay Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order and his subsequent phased-in reopening plan, 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 it is safe for older people and anyone with a compromised immune system to attend events in person.

Following is information about current special events, the Close to Home series, and our monthly Civic Coffee Hours. For information about past events, scroll down to Previous Events. 

Upcoming Special Events

LGBTQ 2-spirit & BIPOC vaccines and vaccination trials forumLGBTQ+2S & BIPOC: Faccines, Vaccination Trials and YOU—10/30/2020: On Friday, October 30, from 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Age Friendly Seattle presents the third of three LGBTQ+2S online panel presentations this year, focused on the BIPOC experience with vaccines and vacinnation trials. The October 30 panel presentation will support enrollment in research studies among the populations disproportionately impacted. Panelists include:

  • Russell Campbell, deputy director of the Office of HIV/AIDS (HANC) Network Coordination at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Esther Lucero, CEO of the Seattle Indian Health Board, and a member of the Diné Nation
  • Peter Mann-King, co-chair of the Gay City-Seattle LGBTQ Center board of directors and a program manager with the LGBTQI+ Initiative at Swedish Health Services
  • Karina Walters, director of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, UW School of Social Work, and a member of the Choctaw Nation

A few minutes before the 2 p.m. event begins, visit bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive and click on the blue button to join. No pre-registration or log-on is required. FacebookFlyer | AgeWise article

Legacy of Love—11/14/2020: Legacy of Love, the 2020 African American Caregivers Forum, on Saturday, November 14, is an annual event scheduled during National Family Caregivers Month. For event information, visit the Legacy of Love webpage

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—11/5: Featuring Dr. Jim DeMaine, who will discuss end-of-life planning
  • Close to Home—11/12: Featuring Sara Sisco (transportation) and Jim Boland (employment), both from Hopelink
  • Close to Home—12/3: Featuring Amanda Frame, AARP Washington
  • Close to Home—12/10: Featuring presentations on hearing loss and technology such as CapTel, moderated by Diana Thompson, Hearing Loss Association Washington State.

Note: There are no Age Friendly Live events during Thanksgiving week and the last two weeks of December. Happy holidays!

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 SPU director Mami Hara—11/19: Join us in learning more about Seattle Public Utilities with special guest, director Mami Hara. A few minutes before the 10:30 event begins, visit bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive and click on the blue button to join. No pre-registration or log-on is required.

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.

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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.