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February, 2023

Wednesday
1
Magnuson Park
11:00 AM
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Take a walk with your neighbors. NEST members Nancy Nordquist and Rosemary Blakemore leadd this group on 45 minute walks through Magnuson Park. This group meets in parking lot E4 at the north end of Lake Shore Drive NE.
Wednesday
1
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On Our Own Again is open to those who wish to discuss any important losses in their lives, not only the loss of a spouse, but with the focus on coping with daily life while living alone. Share conversation and companionship with people who are navigating the same challenges as you. This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month for those fully vaccinated.
Thursday
2
12:00 PM
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Quiet the mind. Experience a grounded and centered state using focused intent, breath, and body postures. Deeply relax and practice self-healing meditations in still (internal) and moving (external) forms.
Virtual class materials include: floor space, armless chair, stool, comfy place to sit, stand, or lie down for relaxation forms.
Thursday
2
1:00 PM
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Men‘s group #2 is well underway--join us! This new group is a way to connect with fellow members to discuss areas of interest, current events, etc.. The men‘s group meets on the first and third Thursday of the month.
Friday
3
NST Parking Lot
11:00 AM
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We now have new times for the beginner/novice players and intermediate/advanced players. Come join us for some FUN movement and enjoy the afternoon together playing fun, easy, low impact games of
pickleball. Participant numbers are limited for safety. Rounds of games are played so everyone has an opportunity to participate.
Friday
3
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Volunteer Julia Devin leads this online group. Come enjoy a great space to connect with other members who are goin the joys and challenges of aging.
Monday
6
NEST Office, Library
9:30 AM
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Let‘s connect and discuss current events and other areas of interest! The Men‘s group meets every other Monday each month. This group is currently full, however the second Men‘s group is looking for more
members.
Monday
6
NEST Office, Library
11:00 AM
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Come join NEST’s fun Reader’s Theater group. Each month, we will read
scenes from a different playscript. A great opportunity for NEST members to come out of their shells, laugh together, and just have fun! Hey members, if you know of a fun script for the group to read, sharing your own is encouraged. Please email info@nestseattle.org with your idea. Electronic copies of that week‘s script will be sent to attendees beforehand.
Monday
6
Lux Pot Shop
2:00 PM
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Join us at Lux Pot Shop for a presentation about cannabis-based sleep and pain products. Shop staff will discuss various forms of consumption, why it‘s preferred, and how to confidently try something new at a small dose. Because they are a recreational cannabis shop they cannot provide medical advice or recommendations, rather they will share anecdotal information about pain and sleep products and older adult customers. There will be time for questions and shopping.
Tuesday
7
NEST office, 8008 35th Ave NE
11:00 AM
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New participants, please contact the NEST office at 206.525.6378 or info@nestseattle.org.

Instructor sends weekly emails to all participants / link if needed.

Instructor Gail Thompson uses the Feldenkrais Method of gentle movements to help students function with increased comfort, flexibility, and balance. Safe, relaxing, and varied movement lessons stimulate the brain’s neuroplasticity to increase awareness. You‘ll also explore options for using your bodies in sitting, reaching, walking, and other activities. Movements can help improve balance, reduce pain, and decrease peripheral neuropathy.No experience needed; lessons can be done in chairs on the floor. Students should wear warm, comfortable clothing and use a flatbottomed chair or a mat/blanket on the floor.
Wednesday
8
Magnuson Park
11:00 AM
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Take a walk with your neighbors. NEST members Nancy Nordquist and Rosemary Blakemore leadd this group on 45 minute walks through Magnuson Park. This group meets in parking lot E4 at the north end of Lake Shore Drive NE.
Wednesday
8
1:00 PM
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Can we talk about being old? Or is that a pejorative? What is so scary about the prospect of aging that we have to sugar coat it over with "fake news"? This group will discuss dealing with the inevitable
changes that accompany us as we age. Let‘s share these unspoken things with someone who knows them. Come share your experiences, especially if you want to know more about aging. Facilitated by NEST member Dori Wright. The group is held on the second Wednesday of each month.
Thursday
9
12:00 PM
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Quiet the mind. Experience a grounded and centered state using focused intent, breath, and body postures. Deeply relax and practice self-healing meditations in still (internal) and moving (external) forms.
Virtual class materials include: floor space, armless chair, stool, comfy place to sit, stand, or lie down for relaxation forms.
Thursday
9
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Join us on the second Thursday of the month to discuss challenges and changes that accompany any vision loss. Let‘s share resources and coping strategies. Facilitated by NEST Member Janet Wright.
Friday
10
NST Parking Lot
11:00 AM
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We now have new times for the beginner/novice players and intermediate/advanced players. Come join us for some FUN movement and enjoy the afternoon together playing fun, easy, low impact games of
pickleball. Participant numbers are limited for safety. Rounds of games are played so everyone has an opportunity to participate.
Friday
10
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Volunteer Julia Devin leads this online group. Come enjoy a great space to connect with other members who are goin the joys and challenges of aging.
Saturday
11
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If you have a fondness for classical opera music, musicial theater, and art songs, you don‘t want to miss this event. Spend an afternoon with us for a selection of love songs featuring local artists Ksenia Popova, Glenda Williams, and Michael Drumheller.
Monday
13
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Rebecca Crichton, NEST Board Member and Executive Director of Northwest Center for Creative Aging, will explore and discuss the many topics that may be challenging, frightening, and hard to talk about with others. The ‘Big D’s’ - Dependency, Dementia, Depression, Death and Dying are just some of the topics that will be discussed. When such subjects are explored with one another, and the more we open to hearing each other clearly, we deepen our sense of trust and connection.

Rebecca Crichton presents programs and resources related to Creative Aging in the Seattle area. She worked for The Boeing Company for 21 years as a writer, curriculum designer and leadership development coach. She facilitated Wisdom Cafes for the King County Library System and writes a regular column for 3rd Act Magazine. She trained as a Hospice Volunteer and facilitated Greif Support Groups for more than 20 years. She has Masters’ degrees in Child Development and Organizational Development and is a Certified Coach.
Tuesday
14
NEST office, 8008 35th Ave NE
11:00 AM
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New participants, please contact the NEST office at 206.525.6378 or info@nestseattle.org.

Instructor sends weekly emails to all participants / link if needed.

Instructor Gail Thompson uses the Feldenkrais Method of gentle movements to help students function with increased comfort, flexibility, and balance. Safe, relaxing, and varied movement lessons stimulate the brain’s neuroplasticity to increase awareness. You‘ll also explore options for using your bodies in sitting, reaching, walking, and other activities. Movements can help improve balance, reduce pain, and decrease peripheral neuropathy.No experience needed; lessons can be done in chairs on the floor. Students should wear warm, comfortable clothing and use a flatbottomed chair or a mat/blanket on the floor.
Tuesday
14
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Do you like to sing or play and instrument? Let‘s take turns
sharing our songs and love of music. Bring an instrument and a
songbook or just yourself and enjoy. This group meets on the
second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Hope to see you there!
Masks are required. Facilitator: Jacky Nelson
Wednesday
15
NEST Office, Fireside Room
10:00 AM
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We are so excited to roll out our new website, there are many features that we haven‘t been able to offer before now. For those interested in learning more about all of the new features, this presentation is for you! Join us for an overview of member features. Topics include: logging in/recovering your password; updating your member directory listing, registering for events; and searching the trusted vendor directory.
Wednesday
15
Magnuson Park
11:00 AM
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Take a walk with your neighbors. NEST members Nancy Nordquist and Rosemary Blakemore leadd this group on 45 minute walks through Magnuson Park. This group meets in parking lot E4 at the north end of Lake Shore Drive NE.
Thursday
16
12:00 PM
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Quiet the mind. Experience a grounded and centered state using focused intent, breath, and body postures. Deeply relax and practice self-healing meditations in still (internal) and moving (external) forms.
Virtual class materials include: floor space, armless chair, stool, comfy place to sit, stand, or lie down for relaxation forms.
Thursday
16
1:00 PM
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Men‘s group #2 is well underway--join us! This new group is a way to connect with fellow members to discuss areas of interest, current events, etc.. The men‘s group meets on the first and third Thursday of the month.
Thursday
16
NEST Office, Fireside Room
2:30 PM
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We are so excited to roll out our new website, there are many features that we haven‘t been able to offer before now. For those interested in learning more about all of the new features, this presentation is for you! Join us for an overview of member features. Topics include: logging in/recovering your password; updating your member directory listing, registering for events; and searching the trusted vendor directory.
Friday
17
NST Parking Lot
11:00 AM
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We now have new times for the beginner/novice players and intermediate/advanced players. Come join us for some FUN movement and enjoy the afternoon together playing fun, easy, low impact games of
pickleball. Participant numbers are limited for safety. Rounds of games are played so everyone has an opportunity to participate.
Friday
17
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Volunteer Julia Devin leads this online group. Come enjoy a great space to connect with other members who are goin the joys and challenges of aging.
Monday
20
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Happy Presidents Day!
Monday
20
NEST Office, Library
9:30 AM
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Let‘s connect and discuss current events and other areas of interest! The Men‘s group meets every other Monday each month. This group is currently full, however the second Men‘s group is looking for more
members.
Tuesday
21
NEST office, 8008 35th Ave NE
11:00 AM
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New participants, please contact the NEST office at 206.525.6378 or info@nestseattle.org.

Instructor sends weekly emails to all participants / link if needed.

Instructor Gail Thompson uses the Feldenkrais Method of gentle movements to help students function with increased comfort, flexibility, and balance. Safe, relaxing, and varied movement lessons stimulate the brain’s neuroplasticity to increase awareness. You‘ll also explore options for using your bodies in sitting, reaching, walking, and other activities. Movements can help improve balance, reduce pain, and decrease peripheral neuropathy.No experience needed; lessons can be done in chairs on the floor. Students should wear warm, comfortable clothing and use a flatbottomed chair or a mat/blanket on the floor.
Tuesday
21
Mary Fry's Residence
Please contact office for address
1:00 PM
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Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or other needlework
crafts? Bring what you’re currently working on, or come talk about what you would like to learn or what new project you would like to start, all while building friendships with your neighbors. We welcome everyone from beginners to advanced crafters. Group will be meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at the home of Mary Fry. Tea, coffee, and a light treat will be served.
Tuesday
21
Please contact office for Link
3:00 PM
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Hey all iPhone users, did you know you can:
• Use your iPhone volume buttons to take sharper photos?
• Crop and adjust your photos right in your iPhone? No
computer is needed.
• Tap on an object in the picture to get a sharper focus on
your subject?
These are Just a few of the tips and tricks possible with the iPhone. Don‘t assume your iPhone or you are too old. Member Liane C. will be leading the group. Come to Zoom with your iPhone in hand and] let‘s have some fun! Requirements: Patience and a positive attitude.
Wednesday
22
Magnuson Park
11:00 AM
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Take a walk with your neighbors. NEST members Nancy Nordquist and Rosemary Blakemore leadd this group on 45 minute walks through Magnuson Park. This group meets in parking lot E4 at the north end of Lake Shore Drive NE.
Wednesday
22
NEST Office, Fireside Room
2:00 PM
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Join your NEST friends in sharing and appreciating great poems and poets. Please bring one or two of your favorite poems, including poems you have written, to read out loud with the group. Facilitated by NEST members Rosemary Blakemore and Debbie Anderson.
Thursday
23
12:00 PM
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Quiet the mind. Experience a grounded and centered state using focused intent, breath, and body postures. Deeply relax and practice self-healing meditations in still (internal) and moving (external) forms.
Virtual class materials include: floor space, armless chair, stool, comfy place to sit, stand, or lie down for relaxation forms.
Thursday
23
NEST Office, Fireside Room
2:00 PM
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Calling all scientists and science enthusiasts! Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month for an afternoon of intellectual engagement. Bring an article on anything you find fascinating on black holes or black bears, geology or genetics, and we‘ll discuss it as a group. All scientific interests are welcomed here!
Friday
24
NST Parking Lot
11:00 AM
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We now have new times for the beginner/novice players and intermediate/advanced players. Come join us for some FUN movement and enjoy the afternoon together playing fun, easy, low impact games of
pickleball. Participant numbers are limited for safety. Rounds of games are played so everyone has an opportunity to participate.
Friday
24
More Info
Less Info
Volunteer Julia Devin leads this online group. Come enjoy a great space to connect with other members who are goin the joys and challenges of aging.
Tuesday
28
NEST office, 8008 35th Ave NE
11:00 AM
More Info
Less Info
New participants, please contact the NEST office at 206.525.6378 or info@nestseattle.org.

Instructor sends weekly emails to all participants / link if needed.

Instructor Gail Thompson uses the Feldenkrais Method of gentle movements to help students function with increased comfort, flexibility, and balance. Safe, relaxing, and varied movement lessons stimulate the brain’s neuroplasticity to increase awareness. You‘ll also explore options for using your bodies in sitting, reaching, walking, and other activities. Movements can help improve balance, reduce pain, and decrease peripheral neuropathy.No experience needed; lessons can be done in chairs on the floor. Students should wear warm, comfortable clothing and use a flatbottomed chair or a mat/blanket on the floor.
Tuesday
28
NEST Office, Fireside Room
1:00 PM
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This month we are sharing the love for our business sponsors who are an integral part of the NEST community. Join us for our first ever Sponsor Open House, where you can learn more about the amazing businesses that support NEST. Chat with representatives from Era Living, Empress Senior Living, Kline Galland, Northwest Elder Law Group, Lynda Dowell - Keller Williams, Cogir Northgate Senior Living & Memory Care, Family Resource Home Care, Addiss Kind Care Adult Family Home, and Fedelta Home Care to find out how they complement NEST and provide support during the transitions of aging. This is open to the public and guests are encouraged to attend. Registration is recommended but not required.
Tuesday
28
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Do you like to sing or play and instrument? Let‘s take turns
sharing our songs and love of music. Bring an instrument and a
songbook or just yourself and enjoy. This group meets on the
second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Hope to see you there!
Masks are required. Facilitator: Jacky Nelson

Call Today: (206) 525-6378

OFFICE HOURS
Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm

info@nestseattle.org

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Kline Galland