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Greenwood Senior Center ‘Without Walls’ program

April 4th, 2011 · Comments

The Greenwood Senior Center is making more of an effort to engage seniors throughout the community, not just inside the walls of the Senior Center at 525 N. 85th St. It’s called Senior Center Without Walls.

As a part of the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s effort to create a livable community for all ages, the Greenwood Senior Center has begun to hold a variety of classes and discussion groups outside of the senior center in spaces throughout the Greenwood Phinney community. The goal is to build a neighborhood not only where people can remain in their homes as long as they would like, but also a place where older adults can continue to engage in and with their community in a number of ways. The “senior center without walls” programming is closely tied to the PNA Village, an aging in place model to support people living in their home and communities as they age (www.phinneycenter.org/village).

Right now the Senior Center Without Walls program is offering a yoga class for stress reduction at the Phinney Center (6532 Phinney Ave. N.), a free community happiness circle on Thursday nights at the Green Bean Coffeehouse (8533 Greenwood Ave. N.), a free/donation class on meditation at Standing Stone Healing and Arts (943 N. 89th St.), a group gathering at A Muse artstamps (7107 Greenwood Ave. N. ) every Wednesday for the shop’s make-and-take craft time, and a “touch drawing” workshop at the Phinney Center.

For more information on the Senior Center Without Walls program, contact Emily at the Greenwood Senior Center at 206-297-0875, emilyb@phinneycenter.org.

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