Calendar of Events and Activities

Humans of New York: Brandon Stanton @ S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm

Brandon Stanton, photographer and creator of the popular website Humans of New York, shares his journey of personal growth and discovery, and uncovers the stories behind the stories it features, powerfully illustrating the value of sharing your experiences.

I’ve Never Been This Age Before! @ Horizon HOuse
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm

NWCCA board president, community organizer, speaker, facilitator and performer Dori Gillam takes aim at ageism and what we can do about it.

Creative Aging Conference @ Fry Art Museum
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Perspectives on Aging is a one-day conference designed for adults, care partners of older adults, social workers, healthcare professionals, artists, educators, and students. Continuing education units will be available.  The conference will explore the topic of aging from different historical and cultural perspectives, and across many disciplines, including philosophy, medicine, gerontology, social science, and art history. Lectures by national and local experts such as Wes Cecil, PhD, and Eric B. Larson, MD, will present findings in their research and practice that challenge audiences to reframe their concept of aging.
After check-in and continental breakfast, the conference will begin at 9 am, and will conclude with a classical music performance by the Rawson Duo and a hosted reception.
Psychedelic Medicine: New Frontiers in Palliative Care (conference) @ UW School of Law, Gates Hall
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Exciting new research is revealing that psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin and MDMA, may offer significant benefit for patients struggling at the end of life and those beset by major depressions and treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress.

This conference brings together doctors, scientific researchers, attorneys and ethicists to consider the medical, legal and ethical implications of this evolving research.

Seattle Phonographers Play the Steam Plant @ Georgetown
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Listen to the world in a new way at this sonic improvisation performed at a historic landmark.

Dia de los Muertos @ Phinney Neighborhood Association
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Day of the Dead is a unique Indo-Hispanic holiday that encourages the remembrance of the people who passed before us. In this 2-hour program, you’ll experience an up-close look at a community altar and learn about the levels of symbolism embedded within the structure and cosmology of these personal shrines to the dead.

Engaging Aging: Older Women’s Equity Forum @ Seattle City Hall
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The purpose of the forum is to inform future development of Age Friendly Seattle, an initiative to make Seattle a great place to grow up AND grow old, and to get resources for optimal aging in Seattle. Equity topics include economic security; the intersection of ageism, racism, and sexism; caregiving; home ownership; employment; women’s health; and more. Planning is underway. Presenters will be announced in September.

Please RSVP if attending.

Exploring the Tragedies of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join Atlas Obscura for a walking tour of Seattle’s Mt. Pleasant Cemetery to learn the unique stories of the victims of some of Washington’s most infamous tragedies.

Wisdom Cafe @ Shoreline Library
Nov 12 @ 2:00 pm

Doctors Know Best–Or Do They?
Come share your wisdom! Wisdom Cafés provide an opportunity to connect with others in discussions of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness and what gives life meaning.  Registration requested.

What’s Your Next Stage? @ The Bridge
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Monthly networking and community building for people who are ready for the NEXT STAGE of their lives.
Speakers, facilitated discussions and networking. $15 per session.