Age Friendly Seattle Virtual Events

While Washington State is implementing a phased approach to recovery, Age Friendly Seattle is producing all events virtually: every Thursday* at 10:30 a.m. Pacific. Click the blue button below to join this week’s live event; the green button has detailed instructions and dial-in info. See Calendar for current speakers and other details. Scroll down for program descriptions and previous episodes. *Special events may occur 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.

Seattle IT at Civic Coffee Hour on August 15, 2019Seattle IT at the Civic Coffee Hour on August 15, 2019

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.