Monday, October 27, 2014

Series For Elders Starts Today At Northeast Seattle's NEST

North East Seattle Together

NEST (Northeast Seattle Together)  which supports Northeast Seattle elder neighbors through a network of volunteers and vendors, is starting a new series of four lectures with Elsa Bowman called A New Kind of Elder, beginning today and running through November 17th from 1-3pm at the NEST office (5751 33rd Avenue NE).

The information says:
Elsa Bowman is completing her new book, A New Kind of Elder. In it she considers how we might use our additional years as pioneers in exploring the emerging phenomenon of longer life.  
Four big questions form the nucleus of this book: 1. What is the purpose of longer life? Are we to continue, at a slightly slower pace, what we have been doing most of our lives, or is there a different drummer we might hear? 2. What are our responsibilitie​s to future generations? How might we develop a renewed commitment to political and social activism on behalf of our children and grandchildren? 3. How can we nurture the gifts of the inner life? Why does our attention to our inner life grow more important as we age? Is there a new role for elders as wise men and women so valued in former times? 4. How do decisions in choosing how to complete our lives create a legacy for others? How might an exploration of death enable us to live more fully in the present?

The cost is $40 for Non-NEST members and $20 for members.

Contact the NEST office to register at (206) 525-6378 or

NEST is a non-profit grassroots operation serving NE Seattle seniors by creating a "virtual village" to helping them be able to stay in their own homes and neighborhoods they love. Volunteers provide companionship, care, as well as help seniors with a wide range of services, including gardening, computer help and more. to seniors aging in their homes. Ongoing classes (fitness, etc) are also offered, as well as access to events, transportation services, and various services (such as estate planners) who provide their services at a discount to members.

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