During Washington State’s Safe Start, Age Friendly Seattle is producing all events virtually: every Thursday* at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. See Calendar for current speakers and other details. Click the blue button below to join this week’s live event; the green button has detailed instructions and dial-in info. Scroll down for program descriptions and previous episodes. *No event on 5th Thursdays/holidays. Special events on other days.
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Age Friendly Seattle’s Civic Coffee Hour provides a platform for community elders to interact directly with government decision-makers. The program has been running for over a decade, but in the past year has drawn a lot of additional interest, including from immigrant and refugee communities. Civic Coffee Hours are hosted at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time on the third Thursday of every month, except December. This program is a partnership with The Seattle Public Library and was originally slated to take place at the Central Branch.
Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience is a new series of online events, featuring information and resources for older people, caregivers, and their families. Close to Home is scheduled every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time unless the Civic Coffee Hour is taking place. Presenters include government, nonprofit, and community representatives.
Why it Matters
Older adults deserve the opportunity to interact directly with decision-makers at City Hall and the community, no matter their location and ability to travel. Civic participation, interaction, discussion, and socialization are good for health and well-being.