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This Giving Tuesday, November 29, We Ask You to Invest in NEST

Invest in Nest


We are very grateful to all of you who have donated, or are planning to donate, to the Invest in NEST annual campaign. To date we are two-thirds of the way to our goal of $35,000. This year on Giving Tuesday, we are asking you to give to NEST to help us achieve our goal.

Your generosity means that NEST will continue to invest in our people, bolster our programs, and grow our nest egg. Your personal investment helps build a solid foundation to ensure that NEST is here to stay as a permanent part of our community.

Thank you so much for your support.


NEST Events in November

Call the NEST office at 206-525-6378 or email to register.

Era Living & NWCCA Creative Aging Series: Size Matters—Understanding China!
Monday, November 7, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
NEST Office, Fireside Room, 8008 35th Ave NE
$10 recommended donation for non-members
Veteran Journalist Peter Herford will share his deep understanding of China—having lived and taught there—and his reflections on the importance and impact of China in today’s world.

Peter Herford’s many assignments included Bureau Chief in Vietnam during the war, world pool producer for Apollo 11 man’s first flight to the moon, CBS News producer covering the 1968 Presidential campaign of “the new Nixon,” as well as a variety of stories for 60 Minutes. More recently, he worked with independent journalists in the last years of the post-war dictatorship in Croatia and on the creation of Portugal’s first all-news cable channel.


Housing Adaptability—At Any Age
Monday, November 14, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
NEST Office, Fireside Room, 8008 35th Ave NE
$10 recommended donation for non-members
As urban dwellers we are witnessing an unprecedented housing crisis right alongside a crisis of loneliness. That doesn’t bode well for us as we age. But there are solutions. Allied8 Architects, an architecture firm that Leah co-founded, focuses on unique and innovative housing solutions that provide relief from these crises. Leah will share some examples of built work that show what can happen when we plan for intergenerational living and resources sharing amongst neighbors. Taking it a step farther, Leah will talk about a cohousing community they are building in South Seattle. She will also share tips on what it takes to build an accessory dwelling unit on your property or in your home in order to comfortably share your home with extended family, friends or caregivers.

Leah is a founding partner of Allied8 Architects, a generalist firm with a strong focus on housing innovation, housing justice and policy. Leah began her career in the early 90’s in New York City and relocated to Seattle in 1994, before Seattle knew much about what a housing crisis would one day look like. In early 2019, Leah created a development arm to Allied8. For decades Allied8 had been active advisors/architects to developers. Leah and the Allied8 team realized that when architects become their own developers, they can solve problems differently. Allied8’s developments aim to solve big policy problems with small-scale projects that are replicable. She is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and the Northwest Eco Building Guild, Seattle Chapters.


Stroke and Cardiac Arrest Awareness Workshop
Wednesday, November 16, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
NEST Office, Fireside Room, 8008 35th Ave NE
Space limited to 15 attendees
In this workshop, you will come away with the ability to recognize and respond to serious medical emergencies, such as stroke, heart attacks and cardiac arrest. You will learn how to do hands-only CPR and how to communicate and collaborate with 9-1-1 dispatchers and first responders. This is a general education course for seniors and is not a certification class.

Brought to you in partnership by King County EMS and University of Washington.


NEST High Tea: Holiday Fun!
Wednesday, November 16, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
NEST Office, Fireside Room, 8008 35th Ave NE
Winter holidays are almost here and there are many reasons to cheer! Please come and join in the fun for our final NEST High Tea meeting of the year. Our presenters are Joy Arnold and Jeni Kuhnly from Empress Senior Living, right in our neighborhood! This interactive meeting will bring out the child in all of us. We will share our holiday traditions, stories, and most importantly have FUN together. Feel free to wear your favorite sweater (gorgeous or goofy) or accessories. Laughs to follow.

About NEST

Our Vision

To build and sustain a northeast Seattle community where neighbors engage with and support one another through the transitions of aging.

Take a few minutes to hear from Terry B. about his experience with NEST, including NEST’s low-vision support group.  NEST offers support groups based on member needs to keep older adults healthy, strong and engaged.


And, click here to hear from NEST members Rosemary B. and Paul K. about what NEST means to them and how Pickleball came to NEST during a pandemic.


Our Mission

NEST is a community connecting our members with each other and with resources to age successfully in the place they call home.

Learn more about NEST’s incredible volunteer model – bringing the skills and support of an entire community for strong, meaningful programs for older adults.  Watch volunteer Leslie P’s story here and hear why she is supporting NEST.



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