PNA Village : Events & Activities

 

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Featured Village Event

Patient No More! Participating in Your Own Care Can Save Your Life

Thursday, Sep. 27, 10-11:30 am.
Greenwood Senior Center. Free.
Join Robin Shapiro from the Washington State Health Advocacy Association (WASHAA) to learn more about how to improve your health care experience with insights into becoming more active in your own health. Review some of the most important ways people can become full participants in their own health care decisions by applying common health advocacy skills. Be ready for an interactive, hands-on session, with must-know tips for anyone who has ever assisted family, friends, or themselves in navigating the health care system. This program is sponsored by the PNA Village but open to everyone! Register: 206.297.0875.

 

Other Village Events & News

Monthly Village Happy Hour : Theme: Traveling!

Monday, September 3, 3 – 5 pm
1st Monday of every Month,
Barking Dog Alehouse, 705 NW 70th St

On the 1st Monday of every month, we will be at the Barking Dog Alehouse from 3 to 5 pm. We will be sharing stories of past travels – where people have been, what they’ve learned, etc. Bring a friend, bring a neighbor, call up another Village member or volunteer and ask them to meet you there!  The Barking Dog has great food and drinks – and its dog and kid friendly!

The Bakery Bunch is Back, with a Twist!

3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:30 am
This month: September 19 at Larsen’s Bakery, 8000 24th Ave NW
Next month: October 17 at Celine Patisserie, 6801 Greenwood Ave N

We will be alternating location of the Bakery Bunch between Larsen’s and Celine.  On the ODD months (January, March, May, July, September, November) we will be at Larsen’s Bakery.  On the EVEN months (February, April, June, August, October, December) we will be at Celine.  Join your fellow Village members and volunteers for treats and good conversations. Mark your calendars now.  Hope to see you there!

Village and PNA at the Sustainable Ballard Festival

Saturday, September 22, 11 am – 4 pm
Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave NW

We encourage you to stop by the Sustainable Ballard Festival.  Sustainable Ballard is a great supporter of our Village.  Eclectic, artsy, earthy, urban and committed to a better future… that’s Sustainable Ballard and the 15th Annual Sustainable Ballard Festival.  Join your Ballard neighbors for creativity, passion and community-building while learning about daily practices and big steps toward more sustainable living. This year’s theme is “Find Your Path” focusing on the many ways that neighbors are connecting to improve the community. The Village and the PNA will be there, so be sure to stop by for a treat and chat.

Pig Out to Root Out Hunger – Village Lunch

Wednesday, September 26, 11:15 am
74th Street Alehouse, 7401 Greenwood Ave N

Join Village members, volunteers, and staff for lunch!  What is Pig Out to Root Out Hunger? Dine out to help your neighbors in need! Participating restaurants, bars and cafes will donate 15% of proceeds to the PNA’s Hot Meal Program, which provides three free meals a week–over 16,000 a year. Look for bars and eateries with a Pig Out a-board sign or make your plan early.  Check out a list of participating businesses online . Breakfast, lunch, coffee break, happy hour, dinner and dessert! There’s a place for ’em all… you can pig out all day! 

If you plan to join us for lunch, let us know so we can save you a spot at [email protected] or 206-789-1217.

Village at the Phinney Farmers Market

Friday, September 28, 3:30 – 5  pm
Upper parking lot of Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N

On the 4th Friday of this month, the Village will meet up at the Phinney Farmers Market!  We will have volunteers on board to carpool members, as well as assist with shopping.  Come on out and shop, and then grab some munchies and a seat at our reserved table.  This is a great chance to enjoy the company of other Village members and volunteers.  Your RSVP is appreciated at 206-789-1217 or [email protected].  This is the last meet-up of the season.  We hope to see you there!

Village Volunteer Training

Saturday, September 29, 10 am -12 pm
Greenwood Senior Center

PNA Village volunteers provide services like transportation, help with small projects in and around the home, and provide social interaction.  Volunteering is easy and flexible.

To attend this training please email or call [email protected] or 206-789-1217

Power of Community Breakfast

Thursday, October 4, 7:30-8:30 am
Greenwood Senior Center

Mark your calendars for October 4 to celebrate how the innovative programs and services of the Greenwood Senior Center and the PNA Village are creating a healthy and connected community.  All proceeds will support these critical programs. Doors open at 7:15 am; program starts at 7:30 am.  It is free to attend, however a minimum donation of $75 is suggested. Learn more and RSVP online or call 206-783-2244.

 

Ongoing Groups & Activities

Village Monthly Happy Hours

1st Monday of each month, 3 – 5 pm
The Barking Dog Alehouse, 705 NW 70th St
Get details & dates

Second Wednesday Book Sharing Group

2nd Wednesday of each month, 11 am – 12 pm 
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Get details & dates

Understanding Happiness

Every Wednesday, 10– 11:30 am
Home Street Bank Community Room at 73rd and Greenwood, across from Ken’s Market
Get details & dates

Conversation and the News of the Day

Every Thursday, 9:30 am & 10:30 am (2 groups)
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave N.
Get details & dates

Village Writing Group

2nd AND 4th Friday of each month, 11:00 am– Noon
HomeStreet Bank, 7307 Greenwood Ave. North, across from Ken’s Market
Get details & dates

The Bakery Bunch

3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:30 am
Odd months at Larsen’s Bakery, 8000 24th Ave NW
Even months at Celine Patisserie, 6801 Greenwood Ave N

We will be alternating location of the Bakery Bunch between Larsen’s and Celine.  On the ODD months (January, March, May, July, September, November) we will be at Larsen’s Bakery.  On the EVEN months (February, April, June, August, October, December) we will be at Celine.  Join your fellow Village members and volunteers for treats and good conversations. Mark your calendars now.  Hope to see you there!

Supper Club

Would you like to go out to dinner with other Village members and volunteers? Let us know and we will put you into the next group that’s forming! One group is already in action and we are forming group number 2.  The Supper Club will meet monthly. Responsibility of choosing a restaurant and date will rotate among group members.

Theatre Outings Group

Sundays as announced: Matinees at Shoreline Community College

Watch email bulletins for dates. SCC Theatre students do wonderful work as developing professionals. Rides and discounted tickets can be arranged. The small group attending so far thoroughly enjoys these afternoons!  If you’d like to be notified of the next date please email Ronnie at [email protected]

Create your Own!

Have an idea for a group? Let Village Staff know and we’ll help you get it started.

 

Featured Phinney Center and Greenwood Senior Center Events

PNA Book Exchange

Saturday, September 8, 11 am – 2 pm.
Phinney Center Blue Building. 6532 Phinney Ave N.

Trade your gently used books for something new! Meet other readers, get recommendations, and enjoy tasty treats. Five genres at one swap: Mysteries,  Science fiction,  Fantasy novels,  Kids’ books, and Cookbooks. Don’t have bools to exchange? Buy paperbacks for $1 or hardbacks for $2.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Mondays, September 10 – October 15, 1 – 2:30 pm
Greenwood Senior Center. Free.

This six-week evidence-based course is for family caregivers.  The curriculum provides tools and strategies to better handle challenges of caregiving.  The caregiver Helpbook will be available for purchase.  Class is limited to 15 participants.  Registration is required at 206-727-6231 or [email protected].

Hearing Screening Event

Tuesday, September  4, 9 am-3 pm.
Greenwood Senior Center. Free.

Get your hearing screened and get free hearing protection at this event. Did you know that hearing loss is one of the most prevalent health issues in older adults? Hearing loss can contribute to cognitive decline; studies show 30-40% increased decline over five years compared to normal hearing peers. Hearing aids and cochlear implants can restore sound for healthy hearing and increased cognitive function. Sponsored by Songs For Sound, songsforsound.com. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

Adult Family Home Talk

Thursday, September 13, 10- 11 am
Greenwood Senior Center. Free.

In this session you will learn what Adult Family Homes are, when to consider them, how to evaluate them, and how they are certified.  There will be ample time for discussions and questions.   Presenter Debra Everson, RN, MN, has been a nurse since 1987.  Her goal is to work in partnership with families to identify and maintain stable, caring and sustainable placements for their loved ones.  Register: 206-297-0875.

Classic Movies with Scarecrow Video: Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)

Tuesday, September 18, 2:30 pm.
Greenwood Senior Center. Free.
Scarecrow Video, a local nonprofit film organization dedicated to championing the role of film arts in community, cultural, and civic life, presents a classic movie every quarter at the GSC! Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928): The effete son of a cantankerous riverboat captain comes to join his father’s crew. A silent comedy classic, starring Buster Keaton in his last independent film.

Safeco Field Tour

Tuesday, September. 25, 9:30 am-2 pm.
Meet at Greenwood Senior Center.
$12 admission (pre-pay at GSC or online by Sept. 7), bring bus fare and money for lunch.

Let’s take a tour of Safeco Field, the home of the Seattle Mariners! We’ll take a “behind the seams” tour and see areas normally restricted to the public, including the Press Box, Owners Suite, Field, Dugouts, Visitors Clubhouse, All-Star Club, and more. Lunch in SoDo. RSVP: 206.297.0875.

Chamber Music with the Girsky Quartet

Thursday, Sep 27, 2-3 pm.
Greenwood Senior Center. $5 suggested donation.

Join the Greenwood Senior Center and the very talented Girsky Quartet for a concert event that you won’t want to miss! Featuring music from Haydn, Kodaly and Bartok. The Girsky Quartet is Artur Girsky, Natasha Bazhanov, Julie Whitton (Seattle Symphony violinists) and Rowena Hammill (Los Angeles Opera cellist).

 

Era Living Events

*ERA Living is a sponsor of the PNA Village, therefore, their events are open to all members and volunteers.

Art Exhibition and Reception

Wednesday, September 12, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Aljoya Thornton Place, 450 NE 100th St
RSVP at (206) 306-7920 by September 10.

Art Opening and Reception

Thursday, September 20, 3:00 pm
Ida Culver House Broadview, 12505 Greenwood Ave N
RSVP at (206) 361-1989 by September 17.

UW Medicine Seminar with Sumi Jayadev

Thursday, September 20,  10:30 am
University House Wallingford, 450 NE 100th St
RSVP at (206) 545-8400 by September 18.

Financial Planning Seminar: Impact of the New Tax Act

Tuesday, September 25,  2:30 pm
The Gardens at Town Square (Bellevue), 933 111th Ave NE
RSVP at (425) 688-1900 by September 24

 

Featured Community Opportunities & Events

City Fruit

Do you have more fruit than you know what to do with? City Fruit promotes urban fruit to nourish people, build community, and protect the climate.  How can you help?  By donating fruit from your trees! You can request a box, pick your fruit, and schedule a free pickup online.  Or, become a member and have them come and harvest the fruit.  Check out more information on that option.  City Fruit donates fresh fruit to meal programs, food banks, and community organizations throughout Seattle.

Conscious Living & Dying: Health Advocacy at the End of Life

Friday, October 5, 9 am – 3 pm
Center for Urban Horticulture
$45 – 55 per ticket

Join the Washington State Health Advocacy Association (WASHAA) in Seattle, WA for its 6th Annual Meeting.  Join WASHAA as we hear from inspiring speakers and experts in the fields of health advocacy, hospice and the new state health directive on dementia. We will also participate in an interactive game about what matters most to us and how that can impact our health choices, both now and at end of life. This meeting includes free parking and lunch! Early Bird Registration ends Sept 4. Register online  or call 206-377-3000​. More information at www.washaa.org.

 

Village Committee Meetings

Interested in joining a committee? Come to the next meeting or contact the Village staff to discuss: (206) 789-1217 or [email protected].

*All committees are actively recruiting new members!  Please consider joining.

 Advocacy Task Force

Meets 1st Thursday, 1 – 2:30 pm, at the Greenwood Senior Center

Business Vetting Committee

Meets 3rd Tuesdays 1:30 pm, Phinney Center Room 3

Newsletter Committee

Meets Quarterly at local coffee shops, meetings scheduled over email.

Social Committee

Meets 4th Thursdays at 11:20 am at the Greenwood Senior Center

Volunteer Committee

Meets 2nd Tuesdays at 10:30 am, Chocolati

Visible Village Marketing Committee

Typically meets one Monday per month, Greenwood Senior Center

 

Want more?

Want to see what else is  going on at the Phinney Center or Greenwood Senior Center  or are you looking for more things to do? Check out these events pages:

GSC events page

Phinney Center events page

Full events calendar (all locations)