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Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Events

Close to Home | Civic Coffee Hours | AgeWise TV | Past Events

Age Friendly Seattle supports Governor Jay Inslee's COVID-19 restrictions, which have reduced the intensity of the COVID-19 outbreak, and his phased-in reopening plan. 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 the monthly Close to Home programs, monthly Civic Coffee Hours, and special events, when scheduled. For information about past events, scroll down to Previous Events. 

Welcome, Seattle Public Library!

In 2021, Close to Home shows will take place on the first Thursday of each month, starting in February. Civic Coffee Hours will continue to be held on the third Thursday of each month (except December). We welcome The Seattle Public Library as a co-sponsor of both program series in 2021.  

Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech & Resilience

Age Friendly Seattle Close to Home"Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience" is a series of online events presented by Age Friendly Seattle, featuring information and resources for older people, caregivers, and their families. 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. A phone call-in option is also available. Instructions for first-time guests are available here. Detailed instructions are also provided on Age Friendly Seattle's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Close to Home presentations are scheduled on the first Thursday of each month, starting in February 2021, from 10:30–11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. 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.

  • Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech & Resilience—Kinship CareOn Thursday, July 1 (10:30-11:30 a.m.), Close to Home will feature Alesia Cannady, founder and executive director of Women United Seattle. Learn about kinship care—grandparents raising grandchildren and others who are raising a relative's young child. 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. Facebook (pending) | YouTube video (pending)
  • Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech & Resilience—August 5, 2021

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

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 scheduled on the third Thursday of each month, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. 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.

  • Civic Coffee Hour—Pride Month: On Thursday June 17, 2021, the Civic Coffee Hour will focus o City of Seattle programs that support LGBTQIA+ elders—Cheryl Brown (Lifelong Recreation Program, Seattle Parks and Recreation) will talk about the history and the future of Rainbow Recreation and other Parks programs for Seattle's older adults); Dominique Stephens (External Affairs and Outreach, Office of the Mayor) will describe her experience organizing and leading the City of Seattle's contingent in the annual Seattle Pride Parade and Festival; and Kristen Ramirez (Seattle Arts & Culture) will discuss the City's involvement with The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway and Public Art Bootcamp, which explored Queer art, history and the intersectional impact of HIV/AIDS). 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. Facebook | YouTube video (pending)
  • Civic Coffee Hour—July  15, 2021
  • Civic Coffee Hour—August 19, 2021

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.