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


GSC Pride Luncheon

Friday, June 24, 12 – 1 PM
Greenwood Senior Center, $5
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride at this fun lunch with good food and community. Followed by the documentary Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement, a warm and moving portrait of a couple whose love and marriage changed the nation. RSVP required: 206.297.0875.

NEW: Ongoing Village Jewelry Making Group

4th Monday of each month, 1 PM – 3 PM, Greenwood Senior Center, West Room
First meeting – June 27!
Come dabble in baubles. Join us for an introduction to earring making. We will show you how to construct simple, beautiful earrings, from choosing the beads to wrapping the wire. Later sessions will build on basics. No prior experience needed and no supplies to bring! There may be fees later on, depending on group interest and projects. There’s no need to attend every month, we’ll catch you up! Limit 8-10 participants, based on available tools and supplies. If you have your own tools, please bring them!
Questions: call Holly Stein at 206-790-0266 or Cathy Warms at 206-949-5964. RSVP is required: [email protected], or (206) 789-1217

PNA Village 10th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, July 10, 1 – 4 PM
PNA Blue Building Lower Parking Lot
This year, the PNA Village is celebrating 10 years of serving our community! Join us on Sunday, July 10th for food, fun, community recognition, performances and more.

Summer Informal Backyard Gatherings with your PNA Village Pod

Dates/Times/Locations TBD by hosts
July, August & September
We are always looking for more ways to help connect you to others within the PNA Village Community. We believe that social connection is the lifeblood of a successful Village and of a fulfilling life in community.

To this end, we are reinvigorating Village Pods! Pods are one way that we try to cultivate more intimate neighborhood community. Your Pod is a smaller group of Village members who live directly in your neighborhood. You might live on the same block as some of your Pod members, and they might be the folks you see at your grocery store, at your library branch, and at your hardware store. We hope that each Pod will gather at least one time over the summer months, in someone’s home or backyard. And we need some of YOU to host! If the idea of meeting your Village neighbors through an informal backyard, deck or living room gathering sounds good to you, and you are able to offer your home as a place for this kind of event, please let us know asap! To host, please reach out to us in the Village Office and let us know the date/time you’d like to host. Gatherings can be potluck or BYO. We will take care of inviting your Pod members. RSVP as a host at [email protected], 206.789.1217.

Ongoing in 2022: Refer a Friend to the Village!

We invite you to participate in the PNA Village refer-a-friend campaign! If someone you refer to us becomes a PNA Village member or volunteer, you’ll receive a $5 gift card to a local coffee shop. You’ll also be entered in a raffle to win free full village membership for a year; use it yourself or give it as a gift! We have a letter and pamphlet you can use to share information about the PNA Village. Please contact us at 206.789.1217 or [email protected] to obtain these.


Ongoing Conversation Groups & Activities (In Person)


Jewelry Making Group

4th Monday of each month, 1 PM – 3 PM, Greenwood Senior Center, West Room
Come dabble in baubles. Join us for an introduction to earring making. We will show you how to construct simple, beautiful earrings, from choosing the beads to wrapping the wire. Later sessions will build on basics. No prior experience needed and no supplies to bring! There may be fees later on, depending on group interest and projects. There’s no need to attend every month, we’ll catch you up! Limit 8-10 participants, based on available tools and supplies. If you have your own tools, please bring them!
Questions: call Holly Stein 206-790-0266 or Cathy Warms 206-949-5964. RSVP is required: [email protected], or (206) 789-1217

Village Happy Hour

Wednesdays, 4 PM, the Barking Dog – 705 NW 70th St
Join other Village members and volunteers for happy hour! Along with great food and drink options, the Barking Dog offers great outdoor seating with heater lamps and protection from the wind and rain. Happy Hour is facilitated by members Terry Cook and Bruce Baker. Please contact Bruce if you have questions 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.

Play Group

1st Thursdays, 1-4 PM, Greenwood Senior Center
This is a new, ongoing Village group
Spearheaded by Member and Volunteer Diana Aubin DeParadis, Play Group is a space for you to let your inner-performer, your buried (or not so buried) dramaticist, your orator, and your arts patronage spirits shine. Join other Village members to enjoy a live reading of a short play. From 1:00-2:00 pm, a few players will enjoy a brief and low-pressure rehearsal time where they will familiarize themselves with the script. At 2:00, audiences will join to enjoy a rough but eventful reading. Light costumes only (a hat!), and no stage directions or lighting needed. This is for the pure joy of words brought to life by real people. Potluck snacks and treats! Coffee and tea provided by the GSC. Email or call the Village office to RSVP as a player or as an audience member: [email protected], 206-789-1217.

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].

Creative Writing Group

2nd and 4th Fridays, 11 -12 PM, Home Street Bank (73rd & Greenwood)
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! This group meets at a member’s home. If you are interested in joining, please call or email the Village office and we’ll connect you with the group.


Ongoing Conversation Groups & Activities (Online or Phone)


Village Coffee Hour

Mondays, 10-11 AM, Zoom
Join Online: Click Here
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!

Conversation and News of the Day

Tuesdays 10 AM & Thursdays 10 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].

Backup Plan for Solo Agers Pilot Group

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00 PM, Zoom
A growing portion of the age 50+ population is composed of “solos.” These are individuals who cannot or choose not to rely on family to help them navigate life events and make health decisions as they age. If you think the term “solo” applies to you and would be interested in being part of an ongoing solos pilot peer group, the Greenwood Senior Center’s new “Backup Plan for Solo Agers” group is for you!

This group is designed to help solos plan for and manage health and well-being decisions and events—both large and small—during the second half of life. You’ll work with other solos to create a personal backup plan to make sure you have help and support when you need it. Semi-monthly peer group meetings will keep you on track and provide an opportunity to learn about resources, build skills, and form social connections. This will ultimately be a self-managing group, but a facilitator will get the group started and check in occasionally to help the group be successful.

This pilot group is part of the Greenwood Senior Center’s Social Connection Project, which is funded by the King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy. To sign up for the group and obtain the Zoom link and/or learn more about the Social Connection Project, please contact Teresa Tam, Social Connection Project Coordinator, at [email protected] or 206-531-0061.

Understanding Happiness

Wednesdays, 10 AM, Zoom
There is excellent research on the subject of happiness. In this group, we’ll explore how to act on this research and create happier lives. The focus will be on congenial conversation and the importance of relationships and community. Contact Cecile Andrews for more information: [email protected]


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