PNA in the News

  • Community shines at Greenwood Senior Center’s Costume Jewelry Fundraiser

    Community shines at Greenwood Senior Center’s Costume Jewelry Fundraiser

    CW11 Seattle KSTW stopped by our annual Greenwood Senior Center Costume Jewelry Sale Fundraiser on Wed, Dec. 7, 2022. See the sale and learn about our essential programs for older adults in their news video....

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  • Greenwood facility keeping seniors safe during Seattle-area heat wave

    Greenwood facility keeping seniors safe during Seattle-area heat wave

    The Greenwood Senior Center is helping the community keep cool during a Seattle heatwave. Our cooling center hours are Tuesdays through Thursdays, 9 am-7 pm and Fridays, 9 am-6 pm when the temperature is 90 or above. The GSC will also be open this Sat, July 30, 2:30-5 pm. Learn more in this local news story from KING 5....

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  • United Outreach Effort at Woodland Park

    United Outreach Effort at Woodland Park

    “We believe that everyone deserves to be included in a caring and supportive community. As our city faces its housing crisis, the PNA is focusing on our values (belonging, inclusivity, intentional engagement, and responsiveness) to help support the important work of finding sustainable solutions for Woodland Park. We’ve appreciated being part of this coalition for its people-focused approach, and for the opportunity to share and respond to concerns from the wider community." – Christi Beckley, Executive Director, Phinney Neighborhood Association...

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  • Hot Meal Program brings healing to the table

    Hot Meal Program brings healing to the table

    Our Hot Meal Program partners with the Seattle Pacific Nursing School to offer basic healthcare to our diners. “It has blossomed into a regular routine of students staying with us for eight weeks and diving deep into building relationships, practicing community health, and bridging the gap between our diners and health care,” shared our Program Director Krissie Dillin. You can learn more about this wonderful partnership in Seattle Pacific University's new article....

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  • Greenwood Senior Center Launches Project to Increase Social Connection

    Greenwood Senior Center Launches Project to Increase Social Connection

    Recently the Greenwood Senior Center launched a project to increase social connection among older adults, spurred by statistics on the negative health impacts of social isolation. Lack of social connection has been shown to increase health risks as much as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. More than one in four adults aged 50+ reported that they felt isolated before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and that number jumped to more than one in two in 2020. Learn more about our new social connection project in this new article on the Aging King County Blog....

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  • PNA In The News – The Atlantic: “Who Will Run the Soup Kitchens?”

    PNA In The News – The Atlantic: “Who Will Run the Soup Kitchens?”

    by Jay Willis. "Is it better to put volunteers and the needy at risk by keeping important services open, or to stay home, knowing people will go hungry as a result?" ... The Atlantic interviews PNA's Hot Meal Program Coordinator Susan Russell, who talks about the effects of COVID-19 on the program and on the unhoused population....

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  • In the News: Seattle Times visits Hot Meal Program

    In the News: Seattle Times visits Hot Meal Program

    "Volunteers stay home, meal programs go to-go — and homeless feel the effect of social distancing from coronavirus" by Scott Greenstone and Sydney Brownstone. ... “The part we’re not getting now is the interaction,” said Krissie Dillin, program director for Phinney Neighborhood Association. “We have to tell them they’re still important — still seen.” ...

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  • The Seattle Times: Margaret Hamilton’s sister shares her memories as Seattle’s seniors celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

    The Seattle Times: Margaret Hamilton’s sister shares her memories as Seattle’s seniors celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing

    By Natachi Onwuamaegbu ... "When the first man set foot on the moon, Kathryn Heafield was studying music right outside of Paris at Fontainebleau. She and her classmates were watching the moon landing in a large, echoey room on a black-and-white TV about the size of a computer screen. After the broadcast was over, her teacher, Nadia Boulanger, a leading teacher of musicians in the 20th century, raised a glass of champagne and asked her students to raise their glasses to the men that made it possible. “I said, ‘Wait a minute — my sister worked on the moon landing,’ ” said Heafield, a Seattle resident. “And [Boulanger] said oh no, women can’t do that. I said, well, my sister did.”...

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  • Sierra: Welcome to the Library of Things

    Sierra: Welcome to the Library of Things

    By Amanda Castleman. "Need a dehydrator to preserve a bumper crop of peaches? An aerator to reduce your compost pile’s pungency? How about a cello, a carpet cleaner, or even camping equipment? Nowadays, you can turn to social enterprises that facilitate the sharing of goods among members, which saves money and space. They also eliminate pollution from the manufacturing and delivery of items not used in regular rotation." ...This article from Sierra Club's magazine features the PNA Tool Library....

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  • The Yakima Herald: Nonprofit that helps Yakima, Selah seniors in their homes launches services

    The Yakima Herald: Nonprofit that helps Yakima, Selah seniors in their homes launches services

    By Tammy Ayer. "Rides to the grocery store and medical appointments are an important perk of membership in the Phinney Neighborhood Association Village. So is help around the house. But perhaps the most valuable aspect of membership in the nonprofit, which serves an area of Northwest Seattle, is the social factor — the personal connection with others that often diminishes as people grow older. Isolation is an even bigger danger for those who are homebound. The Phinney organization, which helps members stay in their homes by providing a variety of services, has a Friendly Visitors group of volunteers who call members or check in on them in person for conversation and other social interaction. “There’s one woman who’s 102. She can’t see but wants someone to read the Bible to her,” said Ed Medeiros, a founder of the Phinney Neighborhood organization. Ed and Susan Medeiros were in Yakima on Monday to help launch the Yakima & Selah Neighbors’ Network during an event at the Yakima Valley Museum."...

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