PNA Village : Events & Activities

PNA Village social events are for current Village members and Village volunteers, but non-members are always welcome to join an event or activity to learn more about the Village. If you’d like more information about any of the activities, please contact the Village at 206.789.1217 or [email protected]


Special Events


Online Workshop: Solo Aging – Issues and Opportunities

Tuesday, September 21, 5:30-7:00 PM, Zoom
Join Online: Click here
Join by Phone: (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 861 7003 7418; Passcode: 691678
“Solos” are individuals who cannot or choose not to rely on family to help navigate life events and make health decisions. Planning for the second half of life is essential, but a lot of us don’t like to plan or know how to do it well. Existing planning tools tend to focus on the end of life, but neglect planning for health decisions and events that will likely occur during the “long middle.” This workshop will help Village members and others view solos using a different lens and develop the capacity to better support solos with planning and access to resources. Speaker: Linda J. Camp, Independent Consultant, Owner -Turning Point Consulting. Please RSVP to receive a link to the workshop: [email protected]  

Focused Book Group: “Hidden Life of Trees”

First Wednesdays Oct. 6 – Jan 5 : 10:00-11:00 am, Zoom
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Join by Phone: (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 822 0311 2106; Passcode: Trees
Join us as we explore and appreciate amazing trees and their contribution to our healthy eco-system in a time of climate change. Get the book at your favorite outlet (Third Place, Phinney books, Couth Buzzard or Amazon). Feel free to join even without a book – we will focus on that structure but invite discussion even if you haven’t read it. Questions? Contact Liz White ([email protected]) or Christie Cave ([email protected]).

10th Annual Power of Community lunch: Connecting to the Future

Thursday, October 14, 12-1 PM, streaming live online
Learn how the PNA creates connections and builds resiliency, inspiring the well-being of older adults in our community and support the essential work of our Greenwood Senior Center, PNA Village, and Memory Loss Program. Join us to honor older adults in our community with the 10th Annual Power of Community campaign’s finale event: an intimate conversation between community leaders Jim Diers and Kavan Peterson, streamed live. Jim is a speaker, facilitator, author, and activator. Jim served as the first director of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods. He now assists associations and agencies in support of caring, inclusive, and powerful communities. Kavan is co-founder and editor of ChangingAging.org and an entrepreneur and long-term care reform advocate committed to promoting the equality, sustainability, health and well-being of people of all ages. Register here to attend.

*Some folks from the Village community will gather in small pods of 4-6 to safely enjoy the event together, hosted in select member and volunteer homes. Email [email protected] to inquire about hosting or joining a gathering.

Preparing for a Post-COVID Future: Implications for protecting the health of seniors

Friday, October 15, 12:30-1:30 PM, Zoom
Join Speaker Dr. Vin Gupta and Moderator Dr. Robin Fleming in a virtual town hall co-hosted by the University of Washington Bothell and Northwest Neighbor’s Network. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on everyone’s lives, and seniors were profoundly affected. What have we learned so far? How have we adjusted, and how can we best prepare to protect our health and safety as winter approaches? This is an opportunity to ask questions and discuss needs and fears in a moderated Q&A with healthcare professionals. RSVP required: tinyurl.com/RSVPGUPTA or contact Frannie Jordan at [email protected], 425.352.3554.

 


Ongoing Conversation Groups & Activities (In Person)


Village Happy Hour

Wednesdays, 4 PM, rotating locations
Join in-person: Email Bruce Baker to find out where to meet!
Grab your favorite drink and snack and join us in a weekly conversation facilitated by Village Members and Volunteers Terry Cook and Bruce Baker. Please contact Bruce to find out where to meet each week, or to be put on a weekly update email: [email protected] Attending online is also an option as we experiment with hybrid activities (see online activities section).

Phinneywood Walking Group

2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, 1 PM
Join the new Village Walking Group, newcomers are always welcome! This small group begins their walks promptly at 1:05 PM.  The group changes walking location each time, so be sure to check in and see where they’ll be next! Questions? Please contact group member Vicki at [email protected].

Monthly Book Group

2nd Wednesday of each month, 11 AM – 12 PM, Couth Buzzard Book Store 
Have you read a good book lately?  Looking for new recommendations?  This is not your average book club where everyone reads the same book.  Join in to talk about what you’re reading and to hear what others are reading. Not currently reading anything?  No problem! It’s a fun group with great conversation! We are now meeting in person at Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave N.

Creative Writing Group

2nd and 4th Fridays, 11 – 12 PM, HomeStreet Bank
Members of the group write everything from memoirs, short and long stories, poetry, songs, to PR copy. Join us with old projects and new, in a supportive and fun atmosphere. Don’t have anything to share? No worries! Join in and listen to what other folks have written!


Ongoing Conversation Groups & Activities (Online or Phone)


Village Coffee Hour

Mondays, 10-11 AM, Zoom
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Join by Phone: (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 850 4070 4929; Password: 921226
Pour yourself some coffee or tea and join facilitators Lynda Emel and Christie Cave for engaging weekly conversation topics. New participants are warmly welcomed!

Village Happy Hour

Wednesdays, 4 PM, Zoom
Join Online: Click Here
Join by Phone: (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 812 3921 4422; Password: 822651
Grab your favorite drink and snack and join us in a weekly conversation facilitated by Village Members and Volunteers Terry Cook and Bruce Baker. We are currently experimenting with a hybrid of online and in-person for this event, so you will be zooming into an in-person event at a members’ home, local brewery or pub.

Conversation and News of the Day

Tuesdays 10:30 AM, Thursdays 10 AM, and Thursdays 11 AM, Zoom
Read all about it! Talk all about it! Join us in congenial conversation about current news events.  Bring a news clipping if you wish. The facilitator is Cecile Andrews, author of “Living Room Revolution: A Handbook for Conversation, Community, and the Common Good.” For more info or to attend the next group, please email [email protected].

Gardening Club – Monthly Conference Call

Date/Time TBD
Join other Village gardeners for this new monthly group.  Participants will “meet” via conference call on a regular date and time each month, to be determined.  Discuss what’s blooming, what’s not, how to prepare your garden for the next season, etc.  There will always be something new to discuss!  This group can be anything its participants want it to be! Sign-up by calling 206-789-1217 or email [email protected]


Village Committee Meetings (Online)


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.

Seattle Villages Advocacy Task Force

Meets Quarterly on the 1st Thursday (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct), 1 – 2:30 pm

Business Vetting Committee

Meets Monthly at the Phinney Center, meetings scheduled over email.

Newsletter Committee

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

Social Committee

Meets 4th Thursdays at 11:30 am

Volunteer Committee

Meets 3rd Tuesdays at 11 am

Visible Village Marketing Committee

Meets Monthly, meetings scheduled over email.


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See what else is going on at the Phinney Center or Greenwood Senior Center.

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