Many Senior Athletes Prefer Building Character to Breaking Records

Published on 30 June 2015

Making friends—even with those you compete against—has always been a major factor bringing athletes back to the Games year after year. Lifelong friendships are forged on the track field, the soccer field, on both sides of the volleyball and pickleball nets.

Enjoy a Day of Learning at Seattle University

Published on 1 June 2015

Would you like go back to college and not worry about homework or taking tests? Do you want to be taught by dynamic professors who know that older adults want stimulating and engaging opportunities for learning?

P-Patch Community Gardens are People's Gardens

Published on 29 April 2015

Throughout Seattle, gardeners use small plots of land to grow community, food, flowers, fruits and herbs.

Make Earth Day Count

Published on 31 March 2015

Can our actions now make a difference in reducing the negative effects of climate change for future generations? We need to assume they can.

Celebrate Neighbor Appreciation Day on Valentine's Day

Published on 5 January 2015

There is another fun reason to recognize Valentine's Day—this year, it's also Seattle's Annual Neighbor Appreciation Day! It’s a day set aside to reach out to neighbors, create new friends, and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live. Residents, community groups, and businesses will join together on Saturday, February 14 (and the week of) to celebrate.

Healthy Aging Film Festival is Fun for All!

Published on 30 June 2014

The Healthy Aging Partnership Film Short Festival that took place on May 6, during Older Americans Month, at the Naked City Brewery in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood, was educational, heartwarming and—most of all—fun!

Aging Your Way: Ideas, Action, and Get-Crazy-Connected!

Published on 2 June 2014

How would you like to join 299 other local folks to help build cohesive, interdependent communities that support healthy aging in King County? Yes? Then register for the Aging Your Way Community Connections Conference:  Moving from I to We on Thursday, June 26, 2014 (8:30–4:00 p.m.) at South Seattle College (6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle).

Reel of Film --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Film Fest Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act

Published on 31 March 2014

Films used to portray older people with a limited number of stereotypes—doddering or irascible, dirty old men, guilt-provoking mothers, simple and forgetful, stuck in the past. Fortunately, the lens widened. Several major Hollywood films show older people with as full a range of needs, personalities and aspirations as other generations. Films as diverse as the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Philomena, Nebraska and documentaries such as Gotta Dance and Alive Inside portray older people as complex, compelling, funny and real.

A Salute to Senior Centers

Published on 31 March 2014

A Salute to Senior Centers

Black History Month Scramble

Published on 31 January 2014

"Take Care of Your Smile" Wordfind

Published on 31 December 2013

"Take Care of Your Smile" Wordfind

Winter Weather Wear Word Scramble

Published on 2 December 2013

Winter Weather Wear Word Scramble

"We Love Family Caregivers" Wordfind

Published on 30 October 2013

"We Love Family Caregivers" Wordfind

"Out and About" Wordfind

Published on 1 October 2013

"Out and About" Wordfind

Portrait Of Extended Family Group In Park

Celebrate Grandparents on September 8...and Every Day!

Published on 29 August 2013

Grandparents Day is an annual event in the U.S., celebrated on the second Sunday in September. In 2013, we will celebrate it on Sunday, September 8.

"Emergency Preparation" Wordfind

Published on 29 August 2013

"Emergency Preparation" Wordfind

Computers and Seniors Today

Published on 1 August 2013

"Computers and Seniors Today" Wordfind

I Hope You Dance

Published on 28 June 2013

"I Hope You Dance" is a country song that expresses this wish: "When you get the choice to sit it out or dance … I hope you dance!"

I hope you dance!

STG - Dance for Parkinsons

Lifting Mind, Body and Spirit through Dance for Parkinson's

Published on 28 June 2013

Former lawyers, artists, pilots, homemakers—these are the people who participate in Seattle's Dance for PD® classes. Dance classes developed and taught by professional dancers and designed for people whose lives have been abruptly interrupted by the neurodegenerative brain disorder known as Parkinson's disease (PD)—a disease that includes symptoms of tremors, slowness of movement, rigidity, imbalance and impaired coordination.

Take a Stroll and Find Magic

Published on 28 June 2013

While walking though one of Seattle's downtown parks in late afternoon, on one of those jewel sort of Tuesdays or Thursdays in July, you might notice a bandstand marking one end of the wide, flat concrete and a dance floor stretched out, looking inviting but empty. A couple of attendants might still be stringing up carnival lights and rows of chairs may already flank the floor.

Zumba Rhythms Motivate People to Keep Coming Back

Published on 28 June 2013

When Columbian aerobics instructor Alberto "Beto" Perez forgot his aerobics music tape one day, he made the best of it. His backpack held another tape—traditional salsa and merengue music popular in Columbia, which Perez had recorded off the radio—so he improvised. Following his moves, students loved the non-traditional workout and Perez knew he was on to something.

"Transportation for Everyone" Word Scramble

Published on 28 June 2013

"Transportation for Everyone" Word Scramble

Father's Day: A Brief History Lesson

Published on 31 May 2013

Mother's Day started in Virginia in 1908. In 1909, a young Spokane, Washington mother, artist, and poet named Sonora Smart Dodd sat in church and listened to a Mother's Day sermon. She wondered why fathers didn't have a day of honor as well.

Northwest Kidney Centers Health Fest photographs

Kidney Health Fest Focuses on Disease Prevention

Published on 31 May 2013

One in seven American adults has kidney disease. In the African American community, the number increases four-fold. Although African Americans make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, 35 percent of individuals with kidney failure on dialysis are African American. In addition, African American men are 10 to 14 times more likely to develop kidney failure due to high blood pressure than Caucasian men in the same age group.

"Plant a Garden" Word Scramble

Published on 31 May 2013

"Plant a Garden" Word Scramble

"Exercise and Healthy Aging" Word Scramble

Published on 1 May 2013

"Exercise and Healthy Aging" Word Scramble

Healthy Aging Partnership Builds Coalition for Nearly 20 Years

Published on 29 March 2013

The Healthy Aging Partnership (HAP) is an informal coalition of more than 30 nonprofit, government, and community organizations—primarily in King County, WA—created to tap into the collective strengths, skills, ideas, and resources of organizations and professionals serving older residents of the Puget Sound region.

"Senior Volunteers Give From the Heart" Wordfind

Published on 29 March 2013

"Senior Volunteers Give From the Heart" Wordfind

Mixed Grains Wordfind

Published on 4 March 2013

Mixed Grains Wordfind

"Black History Month" Scramble

Published on 1 February 2013

"Black History Month" Scramble

"Healthy Aging Resolutions for 2013" Wordfind

Published on 2 January 2013

"Healthy Aging Resolutions for 2013" Wordfind

Homemade Gifts Infused with Flavor

Published on 28 November 2012

There is something so special about a homemade gift. It tells recipients you care enough to spend the most precious gift—your time—on them.

Pike Market Senior Center Caroling Contest Draws Thousands

Published on 28 November 2012

The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition, now in its 26th figtabulous year, is both a very popular destination event and a fundraiser for Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank.

The Gift of Healthy Holiday Eating

Published on 28 November 2012

Give yourself the gift of healthier holidays by selecting foods that support good health.

"Rx: Fur, Feathers and Fins" Wordfind

Published on 1 November 2012

"Rx: Fur, Feathers and Fins" Wordfind

"Lifelong Learning" Wordfind

Published on 1 October 2012

Lifelong Learning Wordfind

"Healthy Aging Month" Wordfind

Published on 30 August 2012

"Healthy Aging Month" Wordfind

"Vaccines for a Lifetime of Protection" Wordfind

Published on 1 August 2012

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

"Let's Fight Ageism" Wordfind

Published on 29 June 2012

"Aging in Place" Wordfind

Published on 31 May 2012

"Aging in Place" Wordfind

Changing the World—One Dance Party at a Time

Published on 1 May 2012

In October 2010, Magnus Moseray saw a flyer in the Columbia City Library for a World Dance Party. He only knew the little information provided by the flyer: mini dance lessons would be taught, he should bring a dish for the potluck and, most importantly, it was free. 

Drum Group Helps Muscles and Coordination and Lifts Spirits

Published on 1 May 2012

Admit it. It's hard not to tap your foot or clap along when you hear good music. Being one with the music makes you feel good. It brings joy to the heart and soul.

Northwest Senior Games Promotes Health and Fitness for People Age 50+

Published on 1 May 2012

The nonprofit Northwest Senior Games' board is made up of residents age 50+ and representatives from Redmond and Seattle city agencies that specialize in recreation and community services. 

Sliding to Better Health at the "The Central"

Published on 1 May 2012

What started out as a Sit and Be Fit exercise class almost 20 years ago has evolved into a sliders group that meets twice a week...and occasionally takes the show on the road.

"Calcium for Bone Health" Wordfind

Published on 1 May 2012

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

"Have Fun and Benefit Your Brain" Wordfind

Published on 2 April 2012

"Have Fun and Benefit Your Brain" Wordfind

"Planning for Long-Term Care" Wordfind

Published on 29 February 2012

"Planning for Long-Term Care" Wordfind

Puzzle: "Black History Month"

Published on 2 March 2012

February is Black History Month.

Encore Web Portal Promotes Walking...and Much More

Published on 28 December 2011

For those whose New Year's resolution includes more physical activity, www.seattle.gov/walking is your ticket to walk!

"Warm Winter Wear" Wordfind

Published on 29 December 2011

Just for fun, give your brain a workout with this month's puzzle