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, Gentle Exercise Classes

Feldenkrais Movement Class – Tuesdays at 11:00 am

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting with video or call 253-215-8782 with your phone.
Meeting ID: 785 8420 3476
This class led by Gail Thompson 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!

Classes and Events

ZOOM iPhone Classes

Basic class: Mondays July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 11:00 am
Intermediate class: Wednesdays July 22, 29, 5, 12, 19, 26

Please contact the NEST office to register and receive information on how to join.
iPhone Basics is a 7-week course that offers a comprehensive introduction to the most useful – but sometimes perplexing – features and functions of your iPhone. From your saving contacts to using other basic apps, these classes will help you feel more competent and confident about using your iPhone. Each workshop is 1 hour in length. Instructor
Chris Altwegg has been a Mac / Apple enthusiast since 1984 and started teaching the iPhone and iPad for seniors since 2014. He’s patient and shuns jargon, and that allows students to understand and use their devices to their fullest. Oh, yes, and his sense of humor makes the classes fun.
Class Courses: All the Buttons, Settings and Ports – On Your iPhone ; Mail App – Send and receive your email on the move; Find My… – Lost Your Phone? Lost a person? Find them on a map / FaceTime App – Audio and video calls; Siri – Your iPhone’s Personal Assistant / Maps App – Get there with easy to follow instructions; Camera App – Understand the camera app so you take better pictures / Photos App – You took better pictures, now enjoy them and share with others ; Calendar App – Organize your life: upcoming events, plan travel, keep track of doc-tor’s appointments / Contacts App – Your address book: names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses ; Music App – Listen to your music or download favorites streaming music classical to rock and jazz / Books App – Read eBooks, listen to audiobooks and podcasts
Course fee: $12.50 for NEST Members ; $15.00 for General Public.
PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED— to register please contact the NEST office at 206-525-6378

Estate Planning: What You Need to Know

Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 pm
Virtual event, please contact the NEST Office to RSVP
Join us for a free online webinar on estate planning and simplifying your legal affairs. You will learn:
• What legal documents should everyone have?
• What legal planning can I do to make sure my wishes are carried out during my lifetime?
• Are there ways to minimize or avoid family conflict after my death?
• How to work safely with an attorney while adhering to COVID-19 restrictions.

Janet L. Smith is an attorney providing services in elder law, estate planning, estate administration, guardianship and mediation. She received her law degree from the University Of Washington School Of Law in 1983 and received a Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Washington in 2000. She is the founder of Northwest Elder Law Group PLLC, located in the Northgate area.This presentation will include a Q&A section. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in ad-vance to the NEST office.

Casual Conversations(MEMBERS ONLY)

Wednesday, August 19 from 2:20 pm to 3:30 pm
Virtual event, RSVP to the NEST office to receive info on how to join
Come join long-time NEST supporter and sponsor Kelley Smith for an afternoon of fun conversation and activities! This month, Kelley will be supplying each participant with a paint-by-number kit that we will all paint together over Zoom. Kelley is an expert at having fun, but if you do have any questions about long term care options, she is available to answer them as well. We hope to continue these events every two weeks – with a different activity each time.
Please RSVP to the NEST office by July 8.


Tuesday, August 4:00 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

Poetry Reading Group (MEMBERS ONLY)

Wednesday, August 26 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.

Science Club (MEMBERS ONLY)

Thursday, August 27 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!