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).
Check out a few of our new and upcoming Greenwood Senior Center without Walls opportunities! Questions? Contact Emily at the Greenwood Senior Center: (206) firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESSENTIALS OF MINDFUL YOGA STRESS REDUCTION
Chris Prenovitz MSW, www.heartofrelaxation.com,
Friday, 10:30 am-noon, April 1st and 8th, Phinney Neighborhood Center, Brick Building, Room 35. $45.
Reduce stress, strengthen the relaxation response and enhance health and wellbeing. Learn simple yoga poses, breathing practices, body-centered relaxation meditations and skillful ways that address “stressful patterns of thinking.” Cost includes handouts and CD for home practice. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring a yoga/exercise mat. Class is adaptable and can be done in a chair. Call the GSC to register at 206-297-0875.
COMMUNITY HAPPINESS CIRCLE: EXPLORING COMMUNITY, CALLING AND CONVIVIALITY
Thursdays, Mar 24-Apr 14 *Possibly Ongoing, 6:30-8 pm. Green Bean Coffee House, 8533 Greenwood Ave. N. Free. There is still time to join!
New research suggests that happiness lies in social ties, work that brings meaning and a commitment to joie de vivre. Further, Seattle is working to become a Gross National Happiness City. What do these two things mean to Phinney Greenwood neighbors? This ongoing circle will help people work on both personal and community happiness goals in the atmosphere of a supportive community. Cecile Andrews, author of Slow is Beautiful, will lead the group. Call the GSC to register at (206) 297-0875.
MEDITATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Chris Prenovitz, MSW, www.heartofrelaxation.com
Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am, April 15- May, 20, Standing Stone Healing and Arts, 943 N. 89th St. Free/by donation.
Mindfulness is being present to what is happening with wise, non-judgmental attention. Learn practical and useful ways to relax the mind and body and integrate mindful practices into your life. Chris is a dharma leader with Seattle Insight Meditation and a stress management consultant. Call the GSC to register at 206-297-0875.
WALK, MAKE AND TAKE!
Wednesdays, Ongoing beginning March 30, 12:30 pm. Meet at the GSC and walk to A Muse. Free.
Walk down with a group from the Greenwood Senior Center to A Muse stamp and paper shop at 71st St. and Greenwood Ave. for a free make-and-take craft every Wednesday. If you are not walking from the GSC, meet up with the rest of the group at A Muse around 1 pm. A great way to get some exercise, meet new people and get crafty! No need to register.
TOUCH DRAWING WORKSHOP
Wed 6-9 pm, April 6, Phinney Neighborhood Center, Blue Building, Room 3. $15 PNA member/ $20 non-member.
Are you ready to get creative? Try this simple yet profound way of drawing using your fingertips. We will integrate meditation, intention setting and creativity as we explore this beneficial way of getting the creative juices flowing. Call the GSC to register at 206-297-0875.