Seattle’s Northwest Center for Creative Aging

The Northwest Center for Creative Aging helps adults find their purpose and live into their potential as they age. Northwest Center for Creative Aging enriches lives by creating conversations and fostering connections.

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday cycle of light-filled celebrations just ahead. Northwest Center for Creative Aging has several events scheduled in December and new offerings in the wings for the New Year.

NWCCA Events Open to the Public:

Music and Memory

Tuesday, December 4

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Horizon House-Sky Lounge

900 University Street

Seattle,WA 98101

Back by popular demand! Join flutist Maxxine Smith and NWCCA Executive Director Rebecca Crichton for an engaging evening hearing classic melodies spanning the decades and lively discussions of what happened during those times.

Maxxine Smith attended the Juilliard School at age 13 where she studied under the renowned Flutist and composer Katherine Hoover. Maxxine shares her buoyant positive energy, her humor, passion and love of music with everyone who hears her play.

All the World's a Stage

Wednesday, December 5

1- 2:00 PM

Horizon House - Forum

900 University Street

Seattle,WA 98101

Join Richard Wallace as we read aloud short scenes from life's many stages -from childhood to adulthood to older age - written by the world's greatest playwrights.

Richard Wallace has worked in Theatre and Education for over 30 years. Locally, he has worked as a playwright, director, actor, drama and book reviewer and educator for Seattle Children's Theatre, Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Times.

Asking for Help with Style: A gift you want to get and are willing to receive

Saturday, December 8

10:00- 11:30 am

Childhaven 316 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

We all know the importance of giving and receiving help. Yet most people would rather give than receive. We'll explore what gets in the way, learning how to give the gift of gracious asking and acceptance. You will discover both what you want to get and are willing to receive; and practice asking in ways that feel comfortable. You will leave with more ease and clarity about these important areas of life.

Cost: $10

Register by calling 206-659-0665 or 206-382-3789

Judy Pigott has experienced extended, blended, and chosen family. She creates, leads, trains, inspires and participates in care-share teams and lives her commitment to fostering communities that nurture all participants physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.

For more information on the work of Personal Safety Nets, call 206-659-0665 or visit the website -


Life Gets Better: The Unexpected Pleasures of Growing Older

Sunday, December 9

10:00 am

Plymouth Church UCC Forum

Hildebrandt Hall

1217 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Please join us for a discussion of aging and how to do it actively and with joy. Our presenter will be Wendy Lustbader, MSW. Wendy is the author of several books that have earned her a national reputation in the field of aging. Wendy will illustrate the many ways in which life gets richer the older we get.

Parking is free in both the Plymouth Parking Garage and the IBM Building Parking Garage; both are accessed from University Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Our Aging Brains

Tuesday, December 18

2- 3:00 pm

Horizon House- Sky Lounge

900 University Street

Seattle, WA 98101

Join Hollis Giammatteo for this interactive presentation about how to maintain brain health as we age. Participants will receive information for creating a system for promoting their own brain health. Topics include: The normal aging brain, brain fitness exercises, foods that supports brain health, the impact of stress on the brain, and heart-racing facts about exercise.

Hollis Giammatteo is a writer and teacher who shifted her focus from the arts to the preventive health field. She worked with older adults as a companion and later as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). She is a newly Certified Holistic Health Coach.


Rebecca Crichton, NWCCA Executive Director, teaches the Positive Psychology course in the Horizon House Sky Lounge on November 29th.

Rebecca Crichton, NWCCA Executive Director, teaches the Positive Psychology course in the Horizon House Sky Lounge on November 29th.

For more information on the Northwest Center for Creative Aging visit www.nwcreativeaging.org/ or call 206-382-3789.

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