Blog & Stories

  • A chance to learn English together

    A chance to learn English together

    They are from Russia, Israel, Iran and Bulgaria. Somehow, through fortunate circumstance, they now find themselves together, sitting around a table at the Greenwood Senior Center practicing English in the Talk Time program. A quick survey of their lives yields an astonishing variety of experiences. Heidi and her husband, Hashem, remember their home in Shiraz, Iran. “It was a beautiful house, with a big garden I plant with vegetables,” she says.... Hashem nods, recounting the abundance: “Radishes, basil, mint, celery and parsley.” He worked as a welding inspector of pipelines before coming to the United States... Another couple from Iran, Famina and Farhad, lived in Tehran, a teeming city of millions. “I had my own pharmacy,” she recalls....

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  • On Oct 21, “Lives Well Lived” movie shares secrets, wit, and wisdom

    On Oct 21, “Lives Well Lived” movie shares secrets, wit, and wisdom

    We're excited to present a special screening of "Lives Well Lived," a new film by Sky Bergman, on Sunday, October 21, 2 pm, at the Greenwood Senior Center. "Lives Well Lived" celebrates the incredible wit, wisdom and experiences of adults aged 75 to 100 years old. Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their stories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you....

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  • Let’s talk! Join us for a focus group.

    Let’s talk! Join us for a focus group.

    As you have undoubtedly heard, we just a underwent a community survey process for our next strategic plan. Thank you so much if you participated! Now, we'd like to invite you to a community focus group. There will be snacks and drinks and we'll chat about what you want to see at the PNA. There are three sessions to choose from....

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  • Doctor’s orders: Support seniors on Oct. 4; RSVP now

    Doctor’s orders: Support seniors on Oct. 4; RSVP now

    The Power of Community Breakfast is right around the corner and all we’re missing is YOU! Support critical senior programs at the Greenwood Senior Center and PNA Village, such as memory-loss programming, support groups, enrichment and educational activities, social services, aging-in-place, and more. These programs inspire stories like Robin’s who discovered the Greenwood Senior Center when her husband was battling Alzheimer’s....

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  • Would you like a community woodshop?

    Would you like a community woodshop?

    PNA is considering the idea of opening a community woodshop program on the Phinney Center campus. We're picturing a small shop stocked with professional, safe woodworking tools that neighborhood members would not typically have at home. During woodshop hours, shop volunteers would be available to teach safe tool usage, operate equipment, and advise you on the best ways to accomplish your project. We've been talking with a group of neighborhood members with a passion for woodworking, and are excited about the project, but we'd like to hear from the rest of our community before committing the resources to start the project....

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  • Your voice is important! Please take our community survey.

    Your voice is important! Please take our community survey.

    Community Begins Here. At the heart of everything we do at the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) are the people of PhinneyWood, this diverse collection of individuals and families who come here to nurture, work, learn, play, and be together. Your voice is important! We're conducting a short community survey, and we'd love your input! No matter how (or if) you use the PNA, you are a member of our community and your valuable observations help us chart our course. If you respond by Sept. 30, you'll be entered into a drawing for $100 at your choice of Ken's Market or Greenwood Hardware. ...

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  • Member and Volunteer Art Show People’s Choice winner

    Member and Volunteer Art Show People’s Choice winner

    Congratulations to S.R. Lane, whose photograph, "Old Salty," won the people's choice vote in the recent Member and Volunteer Art Show at the Phinney Center Gallery!...

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  • Seed Library Helps You Grow Fall & Winter Plants

    Seed Library Helps You Grow Fall & Winter Plants

    Keep your garden growing into the fall and even through the winter with seeds that are available right now at the King County Seed Lending Library inside the PNA Tool Library. You can start all sorts of salad greens, plus second sowings of peas, beets, turnips and carrots for fall harvest. Plant kale, broccoli and other brassica-family crops for fall and overwintering. Small quantities of seed for all these crops are now available at the PNA’s branch of the seed library. They’re inside the green cabinet in the tool library’s office, available for free whenever the tool library is open....

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  • Memory loss documentary now online

    Memory loss documentary now online

    Out of the desire to be advocates, members of The Gathering Place program who are living with memory loss, create a short documentary, Living with Memory Loss: In Our Own Words. We screened the film at the Greenwood Senior Center twice to positive response and a crowded room. The Gathering Place group and staff team decided to take it further—to make the film widely available to anyone online for free, to stream or download. ...

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  • Cheers to you and the favorite beers (and ciders)!

    Cheers to you and the favorite beers (and ciders)!

    The PNA Summer Beer Tastes was a success for year 13! Ticket sales were record-breaking, the weather was perfect, the brews were delicious (and many of them special for the event!), and the mood was jovial. We were tickled to see so many Hawaiian shirts and beachy outfits, adding to the festiveness of the afternoon. It was extra fun that brewers also got into it by bringing fun (and yummy!) tropical-flavored beers and decorating themselves and their stations. And the crowd favorites were......

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