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  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Kevin Kozel

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Kevin Kozel

    The name Kevin Kozel might ring a bell and that’s because he’s a writer for the PhinneyWood blog... The spotlight is now turned on Kevin because he’s a volunteer writer and his contribution to the PNA and community is greatly appreciated. Kevin’s story kicks off this new monthly series called Neighbors Helping Neighbors, with the aim to thank volunteers like Kevin and get to know them better....

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  • The Review Newspaper: Fall online edition

    The Review Newspaper: Fall online edition

    You may be used to receiving our quarterly Review newspaper in the mail if you live in Phinney Ridge or Greenwood or if you’re a PNA member. Because of COVID-19 financial constraints, we had to make the difficult decision to take Review online. We hope to be back to print soon, but in the meantime, we hope you’ll take some time to peruse the online edition. ...

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  • Save the date to support local seniors: The Power of Community

    Save the date to support local seniors: The Power of Community

    It's the ninth year of our Power of Community event! Usually, we meet for breakfast in the fall, hear an inspiring speaker or two, and learn about what's new and important in senior programs. Of course, we can't enjoy our coffee in the same room this year, but we can still get together virtually and celebrate and support the work of the Greenwood Senior Center, the PNA Village, our memory loss programs, and caregiver supports.  Join us on Thursday, October 15, 12-1 pm (you don't have to get up early this year!) for this Zoom event featuring the theme "Alone Together."...

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  • PNA Board of Directors seeks candidates

    The PNA is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors and we would love to hear from you. We are looking for community members who are passionate about the PNA’s mission to build community, and who are excited to envision and strategize organizational change / programmatic transformation to respond to the pandemic as well as our accelerated effort to become a more diverse and inclusive organization by bringing an equity lens to all that we do. ...

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  • Updates & Happenings August

    Updates & Happenings August

    If you aren't on our email list (or if you are... check your "junk" folder?), you might not have received our latest update of goings-on, upcoming activities, and ways to get involved. If you're curious, check it out! ...

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  • Business Spotlight: Greenhouse Nail Spa

    Business Spotlight: Greenhouse Nail Spa

    In one word “wellness” could best describe the concept behind Kelly Huynh’s Greenhouse Nail Spa. Kelly opened her doors on September 10, 2019 and received a warm welcome from the community and other business owners. Kelly is a recent transplant to Seattle and comes from a hard-working family of Vietnamese immigrants....

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  • Need space for remote work or learning?

    Need space for remote work or learning?

    The PNA will be using our rental spaces differently this fall to support the community during COVID-19, whether it's for remote work or learning. We’re renting to groups needing half-day, full-day, weekly, and monthly rental spaces at the Phinney Center or at the Sunset Hill Community Association clubhouse. We’re renting to groups needing half-day, full-day, weekly, and monthly rental spaces starting in September. Outdoors-only rentals are also an option. Email Georgette and Eric at [email protected] with questions or to reserve space!  ...

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  • A message from the PNA Board President, Amanda Froh

    Last night the PNA Board and leadership staff engaged in a valuable conversation with former PNA Executive Director Dar'Nesha Weary, ably facilitated by Paul Finley and Mary Holscher of the Breaking White Silence Affinity Group. We listened and learned first-hand about the structural racism that Dar'Nesha endured and how she was harmed while she worked at PNA, a story she has already shared in several different community forums. We apologized to her, in many different ways and through many different voices, for our individual and collective roles in perpetuating that system. We expressed heartfelt regret that she suffered as a result. We had the opportunity to ask questions and to hear Dar'Nesha's thoughts regarding actions we can take now to move the PNA toward antiracism as an organization....

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  • Anti-racism work updates: Eliminating racist symbolism

    We have a few updates to share with you about our on-going commitment to anti-racism and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) at the PNA. We have retired the Holiday Monkey Lights because of the extended history of monkeys being used as a racist symbol, with Black people being derogatorily referred to as monkeys symbolically and in language. We have removed a secondary water fountain that presented to community members as a legacy of racial segregation. And we have formalized our commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) with a Board Resolution to adopt a permanent EDI Committee. ...

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  • Living alone through COVID-19: Gloria’s Story

    Living alone through COVID-19: Gloria’s Story

    Gloria, a PNA Village elder, says the Village has made her a bit spoiled during the pandemic. “I feel like a queen,” she says, “eating all this delicious food!” She gets a meal delivery and lunches from the Greenwood Senior Center every week. Until the stay-at-home order, she was traveling to the Center twice a week (getting rides from a PNA Village volunteer) for lunch, socializing, and meetings. She misses all that and tries to keep up with friends on the phone, but it’s not the same for this self-described “people person and activist.”...

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