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Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Events

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Out of an abundance of caution, Age Friendly Seattle events will occur online (live and/or recorded) until it is safe for older people and anyone with a compromised immune system to attend indoor events in person.

Following is information about monthly Civic Coffees and special events, when scheduled. For information about past events, scroll down to Previous Events. 

Welcome, Seattle Public Library!

We welcome The Seattle Public Library as a co-sponsor of our Civic Coffees in 2022!   

Civic Coffees

Age Friendly Seattle Civic Coffee logoAge Friendly Seattle's popular Civic Coffees 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 events are scheduled on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:30–12 noon Pacific Time (90 minutes) and occasionally on other dates. Visit our Virtual Events page for the current week's livestream link. 

Coming up!

Information about upcoming programs can be found on our event calendar and the Age Friendly Seattle Facebook events page.

  • Black History Month: Seattle's African Descent Communities (Thursday, Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m.–12 noon) features a panel discussion on resources, challenges, and opportunities, with Emmanuel N. Muvunyi, Operations Manager at International Rescue Committee/Seattle, as panel moderator and presenters Dr. Omara "Ben" Abe, interim chair of the Mayor's Council on African American Elders; Michael Neguse, a program coordinator with Seattle Neighborhood Group; and Luanda Arai, a community outreach specialist with the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. To log on, online, visit bit.ly/AgeFriendlyLive and click the blue button (real-time translated captions will be included). For detailed instructions, or to join by phone, click the green button. Facebook | YouTube (video pending)
  • Thursday, Feb. 17 (10:30 a.m.–12 noon): Topic and presenters to be announced.
  • Thursday, March 17 (10:30 a.m.–12 noon): Topic and presenters to be announced.

For more information, e-mail Lenny.Orlov@seattle.gov.

Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech & Resilience

"Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience" was a series of online events presented by Age Friendly Seattle and The Seattle Public Library during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020–December 2021) that featured information and resources for older people, caregivers, and their families. For information on past programs, see Previous Events, below. For more information, e-mail Lenny.Orlov@seattle.gov.

AgeWise TV on the Seattle Channel

AgeWise TV programming on the Seattle Channel

AgeWise TV is a 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 one-hour program 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.

For Your Calendar

Age Friendly Coalition for Seattle and 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. 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.