Welcome to NEST Online!

The links below will take you to the online classroom for your regularly scheduled NEST programs and events. You can also call the phone number and, when prompted, enter the Meeting ID. These events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Ongoing Exercise Classes

Feldenkrais Movement Class – Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 am

Tuesday: Click here to join the Zoom Meeting with video or call 253-215-8782 with your phone.
Meeting ID: 838 5324 8301
Password: NESTGT
Wednesday: Click here to join the Zoom Meeting with video or call 253-215-8782 with your phone.
Meeting ID: 854 0779 3904
This class led by Gail Thompson and Deonne Poston uses the Feldenkrais Method of gentle movements to help students move with increased comfort, flexibility, and balance. Safe, relaxing, and varied movement lessons stimulate the brain’s neuroplasticity to increase awareness and explore options for how we use our bodies in sitting, reaching, walking, and other activities. Movements may help improve balance, reduce pain, and decrease peripheral neuropathy. No experience needed; lessons take place on the floor or in chairs. Students should wear warm, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket.

Mind, Body, Spirit, Healing, Community: Qigong – Thursdays at noon

Click here to join Zoom Meeting with video or call 253 215 8782 with your phone
Meeting ID: 936 5963 6795
Password: 015290
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: floor space, armless chair/stool, comfy place to sit, stand, + lie down for relaxation forms. If your internet signal stretches and you have safe access to the outdoors with social distance, consider practicing with us in nature!

*NEW!* Pickle Ball at NEST – Fridays, October 9 and 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Wedgwood Presbyterian pickle ball court, 8008 35th Ave NE (parking lot). Contact the NEST office for more information.
Dependent on weather. This event may become weekly.

Seattle Parks and Recreation has a mobile recreation program called Rec’N the Streets. This is an opportunity for the city to bring to you a FREE, safe, socially distanced recreation opportunity, activity and programs. We are all experiencing stressful times. One way to alleviate the stress is to engage in safe social interactions and to “Get Movin”. Physical activity not only assists the body with staying healthy but also provides mental stimulation and an emotional outlet. In partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, we bring you Pickle Ball! Come join us for some FUN movement and enjoy the afternoon together playing fun, easy, low impact games of pickleball. Participant numbers will be limited for safety. So rounds of games will be played so everyone has an opportunity to participate.

Classes and Events

NEST High Tea: Medicare 101 – Get Ready for Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment

Thursday, October 15 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Contact the NEST office for information on how to join.

October 15th kicks off Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Period. Are you a senior that is shopping for a new plan? Are you a Veteran who would like to learn more about how to leverage Medicare with VA Benefits? Do you have a Medicare and Medicaid card? This Medicare 101 Seminar will give you the basics, and get you ready for the Annual Open Enrollment so you can make the best healthcare decisions for you in 2021.
After a career in high tech, Norma joined her husband, Pat Roley and business partner to help serve the community on Medicare. The best part of serving the Medicare Market is to meet individuals, get to know them, and offer guidance on healthcare choices. Pat and Norma live on the Eastside, have a daughter attending Washington State University, and a 15 ½ year old dachshund who really runs the show.

NESTCafe: What’s Age Got to Do With It?

Monday, October 19 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Contact the NEST office to register

This event is brought to you in partnership with the Humanities Washington Speaker’s Bureau.“You look good for your age.” “You’re too young to understand.”In employment decisions, family discussions, medical care, and even in birthday cards, assumptions about being “over the hill” or “a lazy kid” are common. What do you wish society would stop saying about your generation? How can we talk about age and aging in a more positive, affirming way? In this interactive and fun talk, Dori Gillam welcomes individuals from every generation to explore how we can begin valuing all ages—including our own.
Dori Gillam has researched and spoken on ageism and aging for over 30 years. Her past roles include community organizer, trainer, and speaker for AARP and the King County Library System. She holds a BS in educational psychology and a teaching certificate for secondary education. Gillam is the board chair for the Northwest Center for Creative Aging, writes for 3rd Act Magazine, and is a charter member of Age Friendly Seattle.

*MEMBERS ONLY* NEST Zoom Gathering

Tuesday, October 20 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Click here to join Zoom Meeting with video or call 253-215-8782 with your phone
Meeting ID: 874 2557 5881
Password: 723182
In lieu of NEST potlucks for now, we bring you a virtual NEST gathering on the third Tuesday of the month, where we can still be social and connected with each other while social distancing! Let’s have a fun and friendly conversation about hobbies or interests, sports, food, movies — you name it, let’s talk about it. Moderated by NEST members Marilyn Layton and Nancy Nordquist

*MEMBERS ONLY* Lunch, Learn, and Connect! (Weather dependent)

Wednesday, October 21 from noon to 1:00 pm
Contact the NEST office to reserve your spot.

NEST Office, 8008 35th Ave NE, across 80th from Wedgwood Presbyterian. Call NEST to sign-up!
Lunch outside on a sunny day is always a good thing. Join a NEST in-person gathering while staying safe and connected with Nest Member / Volunteer Debi Quirk as she will be preparing, discussing and serving a healthy and nutritious lunch. Lunch size is limited to 4 people outdoors across the street from NEST in the park.

*MEMBERS ONLY* Science Club

Thursday, October 22 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Click here to join the Zoom Meeting with your computer or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 857 2117 5104
Password: 009510
Calling all scientists and science enthusiasts! Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month for an afternoon of intellectual engagement. Bring an article that you found fascinating on anything – black holes or black bears, geology or genetics – and we will discuss it as a group. All scientific interests are welcomed here!

*MEMBERS ONLY* Poetry Reading Group

Wednesday, October 28 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Click Here to join the Zoom Meeting with your computer or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 870 7336 3862
Password: 030009
Join your NEST friends for reading, sharing, and appreciating great poems and poets. Please bring one or two of your favorite poems (can include poems you have written) to read aloud with the group.
This group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the NEST office and is facilitated by NEST Members Rosemary Blakemore and Debbie Anderson.