Age-Friendly Discussion Groups

Access to Age-Friendly Community and Health Services



From “The Matchmaker” – a short film telling the story of Sam, who sets out to find his mother the perfect best friend at her new retirement community. The film stars TV veterans Rhea Perlman and Barbara Bain, as well as Robert Romanus and Byrna Weiss

GRAND PRIZE! Winners of the Grand Prize drawing for participating in our Age-Friendly Discussion Groups project (awarded at the end of the year) will enjoy an exclusive Seattle-area premiere of Sy Rosen’s short film, The Matchmaker at their discussion group’s meeting place. The film is based on one of longtime Hollywood writer Sy’s Northwest Prime Time columns. Sy will be available to speak directly to your group, answer questions about the film and his humorous take on aging. Grand Prize winners and those selected from our monthly drawing will also receive a $100 gift card to Starbucks, so you can splurge on coffee and treats for your next discussion group meeting. No cost to participate; limit one entry per month per group – details below.

Don’t have your own group? You are invited to participate in monthly Kitchen Table Talks. On November 20 from 1–2pm, Age Friendly Seattle will host another lively monthly conversation about age-friendly communities. This discussion opportunity is open to all. You can call in from anywhere: 206-386-1200 or toll-free 1-844-386-1200 (when prompted, enter code 6962239) or visit www.tinyurl.com/KTTnovember (when prompted, enter code 6962239). For additional information, visit www.seattle.gov/agefriendly/events or, if you have questions about this event ahead of time, call 206-386-1521.

We want your feedback! We encourage groups to provide input on this ongoing project:

• Snap a photo of your group and post it or any comments/questions on AARP Washington’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/AARPWA/groups;

• email your comments /questions to editor@northwestprimetime.com;

• call Northwest Prime Time at 206-824-8600;

• mail us a note: Northwest Prime Time, PO Box 13647, Seattle WA 98198.


WINNERS OF A GIFT CARD for their participation in last month’s discussion are “The Off Shoots” from South King County (two of the five members are pictured here). They started as a book discussion group but wanted more discussion and were eager to participate in the Age-Friendly project. The group members range in age from 59 to 80 “so we have (almost) all the decades covered.”

PRIZES! Each group that contacts Northwest Prime Time by email, phone or U.S. mail will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Starbucks and will also automatically be entered to win the Grand Prize. We look forward to hearing from your group!

Northwest Prime Time thanks the sponsors of the Age-Friendly Discussion Groups project:

  • AARP Washington
  • King County Library System
  • Aging and Disability Services – Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County
  • Age Friendly Seattle