Civic Coffee Panels

Age Friendly Seattle Civic Coffee logoFor several years running, Age Friendly Seattle has hosted monthly Civic Coffee events in partnership with The Seattle Public Library. These are opportunities for older adults to gather, meet local government and community leaders, learn about key issues, ask questions, and provide feedback.

Over the years—and as necessitated by the pandemic—these events have evolved to meet community need. Currently, we hold events in-person at local senior centers and other community partner sites around Seattle, with an option for participants to join online. We offer live interpretation during these events in several languages. Want our next Civic Coffee to be in your neighborhood? To let us know, e-mail

Click here to find information about the next upcoming Civic Coffee event, and watch previous recordings on our YouTube channel.

Coming up!

  • July Civic Coffee: Brain Health —Monday, July 22 (1:30–2:30 p.m.) at Lake City Senior Center  (12509 27th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125). Join Age Friendly Seattle’s next Civic Coffee to gain insights into maintaining and improving your cognitive health. Refreshments and light food will be provided by Age Friendly Seattle! Unable to attend in person? You have an option to join online.

  • August Civic Coffee: Social Connectivity —Monday, August 12 (1:30–2:30 p.m.) at Lake City Senior Center  (12509 27th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125). This month’s event focuses on Social Connectivity. Refreshments and light food will be provided by Age Friendly Seattle! Unable to attend in person? You have an option to join online.

Did you miss our last Civic Coffee event? Visit our YouTube channel to watch the recording or read Civic Coffee recap articles on AgeWise.

Additional Events & Recordings

Age Friendly Seattle hosts and supports several special events each year on a wide variety of topics relevant to older adults. Join us at an upcoming event, or check out a past recording.

  • Age Friendly Seattle City Council Candidate Forums (September/October 2023): With several open City Council seats, Age Friendly Seattle provided an opportunity for constituents in Districts 1, 3, 4, and 5 to get to know the candidates and hear their perspectives on aging issues. Check out the recordings on our YouTube channel.
  • Seattle Design Festival (August 2023): For the second year, Age Friendly teamed up with the Northwest Universal Design Council to host a demonstration at the Seattle Design Festival Pop-Up experience. This time joined also by Jensen Hughes, we featured a full-scale accessible bathroom. We had over 700 meaningful interactions with festival goers during the weekend—many of whom shared their personal stories the highlight the need for accessible design in our lives!
  • Age-Friendly Housing Forum: Where Will Seattle’s Older Adults Live? (November 2, 2022): Partnering with AARP, King County Department of Human and Community Services, and the Northwest Universal Design Council, we brought together a diverse range of stakeholders from the aging and housing spaces to discuss the needs an aging population. Our three panels were broadcast by Seattle Channel and covered the broad challenges, design elements, and creative solutions related to aging in place. Since the original forum in late 2022, we have held multiple in-person and online gatherings to keep up the momentum for supporting older adults’ ability to age at home.
  • Congressional Roundtables (August/September 2022): Age Friendly Seattle joined with other aging advocacy organizations in two live online conversations: one discussion with U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Adam Smith focused on the economic security of older adults, and one with U.S. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene about the health and well-being of older adults.
  • Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech, and Resilience (March 2020-December 2021): "Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience" was a series of online events presented by Age Friendly Seattle and The Seattle Public Library during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. There was a high demand for information during this time, and events that featured information and resources for older people, caregivers, and their families. 
  • Memory Sunday (June)
  • Grandparents Day (September)
  • African American Caregivers Forum (November)

Information about upcoming programs can also be found on the Aging and Disability Services event calendar and the Age Friendly Seattle Facebook events page (does not require an account). 

For additional events, you can also visit the Citywide Event Calendar and individual department calendars.