Create a Dementia-Friendly Community
Phinney Neighborhood Association
Join the PNA’s trail-blazing efforts to create a dementia-friendly community through our enrichment class, the Gathering Place - now virtually! Our volunteer Team Members help engage participants with Early Stage Memory Loss (ESML) to help them learn strategies for living with memory loss and combat the negative effects of social isolation in a safe and supportive environment. Classes are typically (online) on Tuesdays from 1 to 3PM (you work one per month), with occasional meetings with our staff.
Ideal candidates have some experience working with seniors or an interest in working with people with ESML, and are at least 21 years old. Volunteer application, background check and confidentiality form required, yearlong commitment requested. Must have device and internet connection.
About Phinney Neighborhood Association
6532 Phinney Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98103, US
The mission of the Phinney Neighborhood Association is to build community by providing programs, services, & activities aimed at connecting neighbors and fostering civic involvement in our diverse community.
Our programs include a hot meal program, a senior center, pre-school co-ops, before- and after-school programs for kids, an art gallery, and a Well Home Program including a tool rental library. We host community events throughout the year, including a Winter Festival, two beer tastes, a wine taste, a Day of the Dead celebration, meet the author events, a home design and remodel fair, Bingo/Karaoke parties, small community potlucks, a crochet group, concerts for families, and more.