Northwest Prime Time Calendar of Events

Northwest Prime Time Calendar Each issue Northwest Prime Time features a unique calendar of events with a special focus on events "celebrating life after 50".

Senior Events
Wisdom Cafes
July 1, 2pm “Rise & Shine” Federal Way Library 34200 1st Way S, 253-838-3663; July 9, 2pm “Calming Down” Shoreline Library 345 NE 175th St, 206-362-7550; Aug 5, 2pm “Make New Friends and Keep the Old” Federal Way Library (see info above); Aug 6, 2pm “Rise & Shine” Shoreline Library (see info above), free facilitated discussions for seniors.
Senior Games
July 8-30, watch seniors compete in Olympic style games throughout south sound, 360-413-0148, www.washingtonstateseniorgames.com
5K to Support Seniors
Aug 12, 9am-1pm, 5k walk or run at Seattle’s Seward Park supports services for seniors, post-race fair with snacks, $35, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S, www.providence.org/treatyourself5k
Aging Smart Workshops
July 11 & 27, Healthcare professionals discuss options in senior health matters, learn resources and questions to ask to make smart decisions, July 11, 6:30-7:30pm, Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Dr NW; July 27, 10:30-11:30am; Canterwood Golf & Country Club, 12606 54th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, free! RSVP, 253-509.2340. www.AgingSmartEducationalWorkshops.org
Rock-n-Roll Bingo
July 12, 11:30-1pm, $5 for lunch and bingo cards, live music, Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St, 253-856-5150.
Northshore Senior Center
July 18, 2-3pm, if you are 90 or older, you are invited to our Birthday Party with live music, ice cream and cake, RSVP; July 12-Aug 16, 1-3:30pm Living Well with Diabetes, free, but RSVP; Aug 10-11, starts at 8am “Ransacked Attic Sale” and bake sale; 10201 East Riverside Dr., Bothell, 425-487-2441
Seniors Guide to Moving/Downsizing
July 22, 11am-noon, “downsizing one bite at a time” by Kirk Vaux, Windermere downsizing realtor and guest speakers present at Issaquah Library, 10 West Sunset Way, Free, RSVP, 206-850-4570. www.KirkVaux.com
Shoreline Senior Center
July 18, 10:30am “Speaking Openly About Dying” short film dedicated to the idea that we can all have a better death, discussion follows, $4; July 21 & Aug 18 from 1-2pm “Summer Shorts for Seniors” guest librarian reads from favorites and opens the floor for listeners to share their tales, tea & cookies, Shoreline Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Suite 1, Shoreline, RSVP 206-365-1536
Sound Generations 50th Anniversary Gala
Sept 29, 6pm (early bird discounts by July 20) auction, dinner and live music celebrating hits of Motown,  benefits  elderly neighbors in need, Grand Hyatt Seattle, 206-727-6267, pinpins@soundgenerations.org
Annual Mobility Expo
Aug 5, free event with BBQ lunch, valet parking, adaptive vehicles and equipment on display and info booths, Kersey Mobility, 6015 160th Ave E, Sumner, 253-863-4744, x 115.
Senior Marimba Workshop
Aug 7-11, 10:30am-noon, seniors and teens participate in intergenerational marimba band, $100 for week, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave N, Edmonds, 425-275-9483, www.ec4arts.org
Alzheimer’s Talks
Aug 17, 7:30pm, One Crazy Raven – storyteller, performer and healer shares a Native American’s perspective on aging, healing and the power of creative expression to enrich the lives of those touched by memory loss; Sept 27, 7:30pm Emmy award-winning actress and Alzheimer’s champion Jean Smart discusses her personal experiences with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Benaroya Hall. Tickets/info www.theartofalzheimers.net
Des Moines Waterfront Market
Sats June-Sept, 10am-2pm Low income seniors can get $10 voucher for fresh foods, free shuttle rides, artisans, live music, food trucks, July-Aug Weds 4-8pm (followed by Music in the Park); 206-650-3383, www.DMFM.org
Silver Kite Performances
Intergenerational storytelling with cast ages 19-80 is taking show to retirement communities, senior centers, non-profit orgs etc through Sept 30, email zoe@silverkites.us for info.
University PROBUS Club
Join seniors for coffee, fellowship and outstanding speakers, meeting on the 1st Wed. of each month, 9:45 AM, at the Sand Point Community Church in View Ridge. topics have included UW History, Melinda Bargreen on "Classical Seattle," and "Boys in the Boat” info at univprobus@gmail.com or 206-985-4074.
Prime Timers Seattle
Prime Timers is a social and support group for senior gay / bi / trans men ages 50s-90s that sponsors activities in different neighborhoods: restaurant & potluck dinners, coffee nights, films, plays, sports events, a rap group, winter & summer parties and picnics, a monthly newsletter. Low-cost membership provides access to a safe and supportive environment for men to be themselves and to make friends. www.seattleprimetimers.org.
Senior Coffee Hours
Third Thursdays, 10-11am, join the Seattle Mayor’s office for seniors to learn about city programs, services and to talk with officials, 810 3rd Ave, Seattle, 206-684-0500.
Dementia Friendly Recreation
Ongoing, Seattle Parks Lifelong Recreation Program offers a variety of walks and classes for those with early stage memory loss and their care partners, 206-684-4664 (Mari).
Alzheimer’s Café
2nd Tuesdays, 3:30-5pm, Greenwood Senior Center’s Alzheimer’s Café moves to Stage Door Café, 208 N. 8th St, Seattle, chance for those with Alzheimer’s and their care partners to socialize in safe environment, info call Carin 206-230-0166, www.phinneycenter.org/gsc
Salvation Army Seniors Lunch.
Tuesdays, 11am, variety program followed by lunch, $3 donation, Salvation Army Temple, 9501 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle. 206-783-1225.
Gipson Gabbers Toastmasters
1st & 3rd Saturdays at 10am, life learning through improved public speaking, listening and leadership skills in comfortable setting, Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave, Everett.  vppr.ggtm@gmail.com

Retirement Community Events
Normandy Park Senior Living
July 18, 2pm, join the party to clap and tap your toes with the ‘oldies but goodies’ Hanky Panky Travelling Four Band. 16625 1st Ave S, Normandy Park. 206-241-0821, www.normandyparksl.com
Foss Home & Village
Aug 26, 10am-3pm Farmer’s Market with fresh produce, arts & crafts and music (event is still accepting vendor applications)  N 130th St & 1st Ave NW. 206-834-2581. www.fosscare.org
Wesley Homes
Sep 10 – save the date for Open House to view brand new senior cottages and residences in Des Moines and Puyallup! 206-824-5000. www.desmoines.wesleyhomes.org

Health Education
Hospice Volunteer Training
3 Wednesdays beginning July 26, 8am-5pm, Kirkland, volunteers serve hospice patients in King and Snohomish counties and choose patients in their own communities.  volunteers provide practical and emotional support to hospice patients and their families including visiting, read to them, listen to life stories, www.evergreenhealth.com/volunteer-info
Listening More Carefully
July 31, 1-2:30pm Learn tips and strategies to improve listening and communication skills, free but RSVP, Peter Kirk Community Center, 352 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, 425-587-3360.
Alzheimer’s Talks
Aug 17, 7:30pm, One Crazy Raven – storyteller, performer and healer shares a Native American’s perspective on aging, healing and the power of creative expression to enrich the lives of those touched by memory loss; Sept 27, 7:30pm Emmy award-winning actress and Alzheimer’s champion Jean Smart discusses her personal experiences with caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, Benaroya Hall. Tickets/info www.theartofalzheimers.net
Free Walk Training Program
Sats thru June, train to walk a 5k, 10k or half marathon with Sound Steps, starts slow, N. & S. Seattle locations, 206-684-4664, www.seattlesoundsteps.wordpress.com
Practical Fitness for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays 3-4:30pm, learn most productive ways to manage Parkinson’s symptoms, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, $5-$8 (fee waivers available) RSVP 206-920-1151.

Community Events
Rainbow Bingo Tiki Luau
July 7, 6-9pm, games, prizes, beer, band, costume contest, drag queens, raises money for senior programs, $20-$25, dinner/drinks available separately, SE Seattle Senior Center, 4655 S. Holly St, Seattle, 206-722-0317, www.sessc.org
Honor Flight Fundraiser
July 8, 3:30-7pm, Honor Flight transports veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor, free for veterans with priority given to seniors, made possible through donations. Dinner, entertainment, raffle, $30, 253-303-1130, www.pugetsoundhonorflight.org
Wedgewood  Art Festival
July 8-9, 10am-5pm, local artists, entertainment, food & fun, corner of 35the Ave NE & NE 89th, Seattle, www.wedgewoodfestival.com
6th Annual Polish Festival
July 8, authentic Polish food, live music, dance, local workshops, demos & workshops, Seattle Center featuring authentic Polish food, live music and dance performances, exhibits, demos and workshops, local merchants.
Kla Ha Ya Days
July 12-16, this lively event has been running for over 100 years in Snohomish, klahayadays.com/events/schedule/
Capital Lakefair
July 12-16, rides and games on the shores of Olympia’s Capital Lake, live entertainment including Elvis “impressionist” food booths, parade & fireworks, www.lakefair.org
Shoreline Library Events
July 13, 3-6pm, bring in your broken lamp, ripped jeans, busted chair and other household items to the free Repair Café – skilled ‘fixers’ will be there to help repair your items free but RSVP 206-477-4481; July 26, 7-8pm Nick Licata discusses “Becoming a Citizen Activist”; 345 NE 175th St, 206-362-7550.
Seafair Indian Days Powwow
July 14-16, intertribal gathering for song, dance, traditions, all welcome, Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, Friday free, Sat/Sun $5, no pets allowed, www.unitedindians.org/seafair-pow-wow/
Military Veterans Café
July 19, 9:30-11am, have a bite to eat, enjoy the conversation, Plum Delicious Family Restaurant, 3212 NW Sunset Blvd, Renton, for info contact Henry at tincanmandd793@gmail.com
PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival
July 22, 9:30-5pm features Donald Davis, Bill Harley, MaryGay Ducey, Anonio Sacre, Linda Gorham in garden setting, $20, $5 kids, 430 S. Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, 253-529-1620, www.powellswood.org/festival
An Evening with Ken Burns
July 25, 7pm, community screening of Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s new film “The Vietnam War” followed by panel discussion moderated by Enrique Cerna, Moore Theater in Seattle, $20, www.KCTS9.org/events, purchase tickets in advance thru ticketmaster
NW Mushroom Festival
July 29-31, cooking demos, culinary and mushroom experts, educational speakers, farm tours, delicacies from local restaurants, $5, Steilacoom & Marvin Road. Lacey, www.pnwmushroomfest.org
The Women of the Boeing Company
July 29, 2-3pm, Betsy Case discusses “first” women of Boeing including the WWII “Rosies”
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline, 206-546-3522.
The Untold Story of Mt. St. Helens
July 31, 7-8:30pm, Steve Olsen discusses his book “Eruption” Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park Towne Center.
Olympia Brewfest
Aug 5, 30 NW breweries at Port Plaze, Olympia, www.olybrewfest.com
Mountlake Terrace Library
Aug 5, 2-4pm “Understanding the Climate Crisis” for non-scientists; Aug 16, 5:30-7:30pm discussion on hikes for the Fall by naturalist and photographer, both FREE, 23300 58th Ave W, 425-776-8722.
Coupeville Arts Festival
Aug 12-13, 10am-6pm, arts & crafts vendors from across the country, wine reception, beer garden, food court and live entertainment with Penn Cove as backdrop, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, www.coupevillefestival.com
Harbor Days & Tug Boat Races
Sep 1-3, 30 tugboats on display, Sunday at noon leave for annual race, entertainment, food, arts booths, Percival Landing in downtown Olympia, www.harbordays.com
Reading in the Park
July-Aug, King County Library hosts reading parties complete with music at parks throughout region, bring your own blanket or lawn chair and join the party, visit kcls.org for more info
Fort Nisqually Events
Thru Sept 4, Crafts of the Past explores artists in residence demonstrations & displays include tatting, wood turning, basketry, scrimshaw and banjo making – guests can try the crafts, too; Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, www.fortnisqually.org
Learn 3-D Printing
Learn how to make things from lamps, shower heads to pants & dresses, free intro sessions at various Pierce County libraries June – Aug, rsvp www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar/.
Total Eclipse Festival
Aug 19-21, join Atlas Obscura in eastern Oregon for the first total solar eclipse to span the country since 1918, science, music and more, www.atlasobscura.com/oregon-solar-eclipse

Garden & Outdoor
July 8, 10am-4pm goats compete in races, obstacle courses, musical chairs, costume contests, silent auction, raffle, food trucks, adoptable goats, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave SE, Monroe, free, www.newmoonfarm.org
Wallingford Family Parade
July 8, 11am, home-spun, drill teams, marching bands, costumed dogs and more, 45th Ave N in Seattle’s Wallingford district, www.visitwallingford.org/parade
Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour
July 16, five private gardens, $15-$20, www.edmondsinbloom.com
Lake Sammamish Outdoor Classes
Fri-Sat-Sun thru Sep 2, join park staff for outdoor classes on wetlands, creatures & more, 2000 NW Sammamish Road, Issaquah, more info call Joy 425-455-7010.
Alzheimer’s Walk
Registration now open to teams or to volunteer for 12 Alzheimer’s walks across the state https://act.alz.org

Dance & Performance
Spectrum Dance Theater
Thru Jul 2; world premiere, Seattle Rep Theatre, 206-443-2222, www.spectrumdance.org
Can Can
June 9-Oct, set in doo-wop ice cream shop, theater underneath Pike Place Market, 1-877-280-7831, www.thecancan.com

White River Valley Museum
July 12-Dec 17 “Salish Modern” innovative art with ancient roots, 918 “H” St SE, Auburn, 253-288-7433, wrvmuseum.org
Tacoma Art Museum
Thru Aug 20, 60 years of printmaking from NW coastal tribes, 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org
Washington State History Museum
Thru Aug 20, contemporary Native Arts, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-3500, www.washingtonhistory.org  
Seattle Art Museum
Thru Sept 10 “Infinity Mirrors” explores 65-year career of Yayoi Kusama, special events throughout summer, visitsam.org/kusama 
Bellevue Arts Museum
Thru Oct 22 “Cut Up/Cut Out” national and international artists explore decorative cutting, 425-519-0770, www.bellevuearts.org

Twin Peaks Live
July 7-9, 14-16 Fremont’s West of Lenin Theater, 203 N. 36th St, Seattle, www.westoflenin.com
Festival of Shorts
July 7-9, Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St, Edmonds, 425-774-9600, www.edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org
Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival
July 14-15, 16 performances by nine local theater companies on three stages, Volunteer Park, www.greenstage.org

Musical Theater
5th Avenue Theatre
Thru July 2, “Michele’s High School Reunion” based on the hit movie, 206-625-1900, www.5thavenue.org
Village Theatre
Thru July 30 “Dream Girls” the R&B spectacular set in the 60s, Everett, 425-257-8600, www.villagetheatre.org
Concert for America
July 6, 7pm, “Stand Up, Sing Out!” special one-night only star-studded concert benefitting organizations working for human rights, www.5thavneue.org

Classical Music
Seattle Symphony
Jul 1, 8pm Seattle Symphony accompanies live screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey; July 13, 14, 16 the Symphony performs music of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” while film is shown, Benaroya Hall, 206-215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org
Music at St. James Cathedral
July 6, 12:15pm Cincinnati Boychoir (free); Summer Organ Recital Series at 7pm followed by gelato in the courtyard - July 14, July 28, Aug 18 ($15 donation); Aug 14, 7:30pm Senior High School Recital (free); 804 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-382-4874.
Whidbey Island Music Festival
July 28-Aug 6, chamber music concerts, St. Augustine’s in-the-woods, www.whidbeyislandmusicfestival.org

Pop, Jazz, Folk, Country
American Roots Music Series
All concerts start at 7pm, July 1Army Reserve Dixieland Band; July 8 Caribbean Steelband; July 15 Family Irish Band; July 22 Squirrel Butter jug band; July 29 La Famille French Canadian music; Deception Pass State Park, 41020 State Rte 20, (Discover Pass parking required)
Jazz Alley
July 5-6 Pearl Django Gypsy Jazz; July 7-9 Nearly Dan plays the music of Steely Dan, 2033 6th Ave, Seattle, 206-441-9729, www.jazzalley.com
Thumbnail Theatre
July 20, 6-7pm Danielle Anderson Workshop – nationally touring singer songwriter shares ukulele workshop, bring your uke and prepare for fun followed by concert $35; July 29, 7:30pm Steve Brooks $20, 1211 4th St, Snohomish, 360-568-9412.
Amos Lee at Benaroya
July 11, singer-songwriter Amos Lee joins Seattle Symphony to play songs from latest album, 7:30pm, $50-$90, 206-215-4747, www.benaroyahall.org
Normandy Park Senior Living
July 18, 2pm, join the party to clap and tap your toes with the ‘oldies but goodies’ Hanky Panky Travelling Four Band. 16625 1st Ave S, Normandy Park. 206-241-0821, www.normandyparksl.com
Tulalip Resort Casino Presents…
July 20 “The O’Jays & Gladys Night” and on Aug 5 Kenny Rogers is coming for his only Northwest Washington appearance on his final worldwide tour, www.ticketmaster.com more information on Tulalip Resort Casino at www.tulalipcasino.com or call 1-888-272-1111 
La Santa Cecilia
July 26, 7:30pm, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave N, Edmonds, 425-275-0505, www.ec4arts.org
Oak Harbor Music Festival
Sep 1-3, 30 bands, all types of music, beer and food, free, located in historic Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, www.oakharborfestival.com
Legends Music Tribute
Sept 4, tribute bands for Heart, Jimi Hendrix, the Spazmatics, Washington State Fairgrounds (free with fair admission), www.thefair.com/concerts

Social Dance (call in advance to confirm social dance events)
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club
On July 1 enjoy, ice cream and strawberries after the dance, Weds & Sats 7pm, folk dancing, teaching, no partners needed. Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave,W., Lynnwood.  $5-$7. 360-387-9923, www.sno-king.org
Skandia Dance and Music
First & Third Friday Dance, 7:30pm, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, $10-$15, 425-954-5262,  www.skandia-folkdance.org
Ballroom Dancing with Bob’s Dance Band
Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3:30pm, $6, Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes St, Everett, 425-252-0291
Ballroom Dance in Bothell
First and third Wed of each month, 1-3pm, music by Bob’s Swing Band, Northshore Senior Center, 10201 E Riverside Dr, Bothell, 425-487-2441.
Seniors’ Country Dancin’ & Classic Rockin’
Every Friday, 4:30-10:30pm, created for seniors by seniors, $5 cover, free dance lessons 5:15pm, dinner & drinks available, Lakewood Moose Lodge at 109th & Halcyon in Lakewood, for info Barb@pski.org or call 253-279-3374.
Freewheelers Square Dance Club
1st & 3rd Sundays 7-10pm; Lake City Community Center - 12531 28th Ave. NE,  $6 per dance night, $5 per class night, partners not required, singles and couples club. Info call Janice, 206-992-4932.
Checkerboard Squares
Sundays 6-8pm, The Checkerboard Squares Square Dance club invites anyone to our new set of Square Dance Lessons, Masonic Hall 515 Dayton St, Edmonds, first lesson is free then $5, dress is casual, for info call Sheryl 425-772-8085 or Roy 425-338-2255, cell is 206-949-0114.
Basic Scandinavian Dance

Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm, classes for beginners or brush up skills, Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, 206-937-5211.
Monday Afternoon Dances
Every 4th Sunday each month, 1-3:30pm, $5, features ballroom dancing to live music, plus refreshments, Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S 216th St, 206-878-1642.
South Park Ballroom Dancing Club
Sundays 6:30-8:30pm and Mondays 1-3pm, live music, dance and light refreshments, $6, South Park Community Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, 253-591-5299.
Kick Up Your Heels
Dance to swing & 50's Rock & Roll, Northshore Senior Center, $8-$10, 10201 E. Riverside Dr., Bothell; call for schedule 425-487-2441.
Kent Senior Activity Center
Tues evening dances, 7:30-9:30pm, features ballroom dancing to live music, $4, call Helena 253-856-5164 for info.
Monthly Dances
2nd Tuesdays, 2-4pm, North Bellevue Community Center, 4063 148th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-452-7681.
Ballroom Boogie
First Friday of Month at Northgate Community Center, live music & refreshments, $4, 1-3pm, 10515 5th Ave NE, Seattle.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Opportunities with  Neighborhood  House:
Neighborhood House is seeking volunteer support for a variety of programs. Our programming addresses the needs of entire families, focusing on low-income community members, public housing residents, immigrants and refugees. Volunteers have opportunities to work directly with community members, building relationships and making a positive impact on the lives of children, youth and adults. For more information about the agency and current volunteer opportunities, contact Courtney Jacob, Volunteer Services Manager at courtneyj@nhwa.org or 206-461-8430.  
Volunteer Facilitators needed for Alzheimer’s Association
Make a difference in the life of a family caregiver! The Alzheimer’s Association is currently recruiting local volunteers to facilitate Family Caregiver Support Groups in Lakewood, WA. Family Caregiver Support Groups provide a consistent and caring place for caregivers to learn, share, and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. training, ongoing support, resources, and continuing education opportunities provided, 1 year commitment required, 206.529.3875, lwhitesi@alzwa.org.
Meals on Wheels volunteers needed
If you are looking for a very worthwhile volunteer opportunity and enjoy driving, this might be just for you!  The MOW program serves anyone who is homebound due to illness or disability or has difficulty shopping or cooking, may apply for Meals on Wheels. In Shoreline: Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 206 365-1536 www.shorelinelfpseniorcenter.org; in King County 206-448-5767, www.seniorservices.org/foodassistance/MealsonWheels/MOWVolunteer.aspx
Come Volunteer at the Washington Park Arboretum
Arboretum Foundation volunteers have been actively supporting the Washington Park Arboretum since 1935. We invite you to join our community of volunteers, made up of true horticulturalists, home gardeners, and people who simply enjoy spending time in the Arboretum. We have a variety of ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities, call Megan 206-577-0549.
Volunteer Drivers Needed 
Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation program offers the perfect solution for King County seniors who are unable to get to their medical appointments: caring, friendly, helpful volunteers who pick them up at their homes, drive them to their doctors, and take them back afterward.  However, many older adults with limited transportation options are unable to get rides because there are simply not enough volunteer drivers to serve all those in need.  You can help!  If you have the “drive” to serve others, own your own vehicle, and have some daytime availability, this flexible volunteer opportunity is for you.  Call (206) 748-7588, email Hilary at hilaryc@seniorservices.org, or visit www.seniorservices.org/transportation
Hospice Volunteers Needed
Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., Suite 300
Seattle, 206-320-4000, www.providence.org/hospiceofseattle
Hospice Volunteers Needed
Group Health offers hospice volunteer training throughout the Puget Sound region, sitting with patients to give caregivers a break, errands and practical tasks, emotional support to terminally ill patients and their families, do not need to be Group Health members to apply, to apply, call Julia Casey at 253-274-4635.
Neighbors helping Neighbors! Join NEST, North East Seattle Together, as a volunteer helping our neighbors age confidently in their homes.  We are looking for volunteers for everything from transportation, computer assistance, housework, visiting, and so much more. You decide when you want to assist.  Contact Cameron at cameron@nestseattle.org or call us at 206-525-6378 to get involved today!
AARP Elder Watch Program Seeks Volunteers
AARP Washington is recruiting volunteers for their new Elder Watch Program which is designed to help protect the financial security of seniors. Comprehensive training about inveisstor safety and fraud will be provided to volunteers as well as peer counseling and presentation activities training. The program operates weekdays, except Thursdays, in one of two shifts, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12:00 to 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided and group discussions will be included. For more information, call Robin at 206-517-9364 or email her at rknudson@aarp.org.
Volunteers of America
Provide companionship, socialization, transportation and light in-home care, 55+ volunteers receive small tax-free stipend, call Cristina 206-329-0515.
Volunteer Drivers
The Edmonds Senior Center is seeking volunteer drives for senior trips and excursions must have a clean driving record, 425-774-5555.
Senior Transportation
Earn some extra money while helping low income seniors by volunteering to transport them to and from Dr. appointments, call Debra 425-257-2101, x3323.
Experienced Humans Wanted!
RSVP Snohomish looking for volunteers 55+ to share knowledge and skills to find fulfillment, meet new people, hundreds of opportunities to match your interests, call John McAlpine at 1-888-240-8572.
American Cancer Society
Looking for volunteers to drive cancer patients to and from medical facilities, mileage reimbursement, call Jessie 1-800-227-2345.
Volunteers over 55 Wanted
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic Community Services, has access to hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout the county, John McAlpine at johnm@ccsww.org or call (425) 257-2111 x 3374 or toll free at 1-888-240-8572

Retired School Employees
We consider ourselves educators for life. If you are or have been a certificated or classified school district employee - from superintendent to school nurse or behavioral psychologist to bus driver - you are welcome to join us.  Unit 19, Renton-South King Retired School Employees Association covers Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tahoma School Districts.  Visit our facebook page (Renton-South King Retired School Employees Association) for current events and monthly speakers on the first Tuesday of the month.
Retired Public Employees
Council 6, monthly speakers, 1st Tuesday of every month, 1:30pm, Carl Gibson Retirement Center, 3025 Lombard, Everett, open to all retirees in the state retirement system. For info call Jim Brandley 425-337-0884
Resources Available for People Living with Alzheimer’s and Their Caregivers
Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings include: (call first to verify meeting):