As part of the Healthy Washington plan, Age Friendly Seattle is producing all events virtually in 2021: on the first and third Thursday of every month** 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 12/16. Meet Seattle Office of Housing Director Emily Alvarado on 4/15 in recognition of Fair Housing Month.
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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 3rd Thursday of every month, except December. This program is a partnership with The Seattle Public Library (SPL) 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. In 2021, Close to Home will also be presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library on the 1st Thursday of every month, at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Presenters are community members, and representatives of government, nonprofits and academic institutions.
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, social participation, and discourse are important components of health and well-being.
Photo (on right) – February 20, 2020: Civic Coffee Hour on 2020 Census at SPL Central Branch, with interpretation in Amharic, Korean and Russian