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Village Volunteer Training

Saturday, September 28, 10 AM – noon

Would you like to help your neighbors remain in their homes and stay active in their community as they age? PNA Village volunteers help with rides, help in and around the home, and provide social interaction.  To attend the next Village volunteer training, contact us at 206-789-1217 or [email protected].  All Village volunteer trainings are held at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N 85th Street.

Village Monthly Happy Hour

Monday, September 2, 3 – 5 PM
Barking Dog Alehouse, 705 NW 70th St

Join your fellow Villagers for Happy Hour!  The Barking Dog has great food and drinks.  Pair that with good company, and the combination can’t be beat! This is our regular 1st Monday happy hour so if you can’t make it, we’d love to see you next time. Please note: the Barking Dog NO LONGER allows dogs.

Village Volunteer Workshop:  Hoarding, When Collecting Goes Bad

Thursday, September 12, 3 – 5 PM
Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N

This class will cover the causes and common traits of hoarding. In addition, we will explore the practical approaches to use with people who hoard. There are many misconceptions about hoarding and the instructor will clear those up by using research based information.

Instructor: Karen Kent is a licensed mental health counselor whose specialty has been working with older adults. She has worked with people who hoard for 20 years.

This training is for approved Village volunteers.  Your RSVP is appreciated but not required at [email protected] or 206-789-1217.

The Village Bakery Bunch

Wednesday, September 18, 9:30 AM
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Celine Bakery, 6801 Greenwood Ave N.

Join your fellow Village members and volunteers for treats and good conversations. Mark your calendars now.  Hope to see you there!

Pig Out with the Village

Wednesday, September 25, 11:30 AM
74th Street Ale House, 7401 Greenwood Ave N

Meet up with other Village members, volunteers, and staff for lunch! Pig Out is an annual neighborhood fundraising event for the PNA’s free Hot Meal Program. Restaurants, pubs, and cafes in Phinney/Greenwood sign up to participate and donate a suggested 15% of proceeds on September 25. Last year participating restaurants raised almost $10,000 for the Hot Meal Program!  You’re RSVP is appreciated so that we can reserve enough space at [email protected] or 206-789-1217.

Village Visionary Leadership Council Open Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 7 – 9 PM

Are you passionate about the Village Movement and full of ideas? Please consider joining our Visionary Leadership Council! The Visionary Leadership Council is the vision and voice of the Village community. Council members provide guidance, feedback and inspiration to staff on the strategic direction of the Village program. Our next meeting will be Thursday September 26th, 7-9 PM. We will meet in one of our council members’ homes.  Please contact us for the address at [email protected] or 206-789-1217.

Power of Community Breakfast: Nurturing Curiosity

Thursday, October 3, 7:15 – 8:30 AM
Greenwood Senior Center

This breakfast directly benefits the Village and other PNA senior programs.  Please consider donating, sponsoring a table, or attending!  We will work to seat Village folks together! This is an opportunity to learn about and support innovative programming that nurtures the mental, social, and physical well-being of our community’s older adults. Keynote by PNA outgoing Executive Director Lee Harper.  You’ll enjoy great conversation, tasty breakfast fare, and an abundance of coffee.  This annual fundraising event is free to attend; a request for donations will be made at the event. All gifts will support our critical senior programs.  RSVP here: or call the PNA at 206-783-2244.

PNA Village Potluck Breakfast and Q&A

Thursday, October 10th, 9:30-11:30 AM
Wallingford Senior Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N #140

The PNA Village is officially expanding to Wallingford! To celebrate, we will have our next potluck at the Wallingford Senior Center.  Please join us for a potluck breakfast with other Village members and volunteers, where we will host potential new members from the Wallingford neighborhood.  Afterwards, please stick around for a fun Q&A session between potential new members and current members and volunteers.  If you’re able, please bring a potluck breakfast dish.  Your RSVP is appreciated but not required at [email protected] or 206-789-1217.

Ongoing Groups & Activities

Village Monthly Happy Hours

1st Monday of each month, 3 – 5 pm
The Barking Dog Alehouse, 705 NW 70th St
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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 Saturday at 9 AM and Every Thursday at 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
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.


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)