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NEST Events

Welcome to NEST Events!

The events below are in-person or online meetings for your regularly scheduled NEST programs and events.  For programming online, you can also call the phone number and, when prompted, enter the Meeting ID. These events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Ongoing Exercise Classes

Feldenkrais Movement Class - Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 am (PUBLIC)

Contact the NEST office if you would like to be on the Feldenkrais mailing list.
These classes, led by Gail Thompson and Deonne Poston, use the Feldenkrais Method (both teachers) and Bones for Life (Deonne) of gentle movements to help students function with increased comfort, flexibility, and balance. Safe, relaxing, and varied movement lessons stimulate the brain’s neuroplasticity to increase awareness and explore options for how we use our bodies in sitting, reaching, walking, and other activities. Movements may help improve balance, reduce pain, and decrease peripheral neuropathy. No experience needed; lessons can be done in chairs (Tuesday) or floor (Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Students should wear warm, comfortable clothing and use a flat-bottomed chair or a mat/blanket on the floor. Gail and Deonne send students weekly emails with Zoom links.


Mind, Body, Spirit, Healing, Community: Qigong – Thursdays at noon (PUBLIC)

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting with video or call 253-215-8782 with your phone.
Meeting ID: 936 5963 6795
Password: 015290
Quiet the mind, experience a grounded and centered state using focused intent, breath, and body postures. Deeply relax and practice self-healing meditations in still (internal) and moving (external) forms. Virtual Class materials: floor space, armless chair/stool, comfy place to sit, stand, + lie down for relaxation forms. If your internet signal stretches and you have safe access to the outdoors with social distance, consider practicing with us in nature!


Classes and Events

On Our Own Again (MEMBERS ONLY)

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 1:00 pm
Click here to join or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 871 3996 8668
Password: 845032

On Our Own Again is open to those who wish to discuss any important losses in their lives, not only the loss of a spouse, with the focus on coping with daily life while living alone. Share conversation and companionship with people who are navigating the same challenges as you. This group meets on the first Wednesday of each month online via Zoom or in-person at the NEST office, 8008 35th Ave NE.


Estate Planning: Securing the Future (PUBLIC)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Virtual Event, Please contact the NEST office to register: 206.525.6378 or
Join us for a free online webinar on the basics of estate planning and simplifying your legal
affairs. Rebecca King of Northwest Elder Law Group will present how proper planning
can avoid headaches and help your family. In this webinar you will learn some of the following
and more:
• What legal documents should everyone have?
• What legal planning can I do to make sure my wishes are carried out during my lifetime?
• What happens if I do not have a will
• Are there ways to minimize or avoid family conflict after my death?
Rebecca King has over 25 years of experience serving seniors in a variety of settings. Rebecca’s law practice provides services in elder law, estate planning, guardianship, protection of vulnerable adults, and estate and trust administration. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Section and the Washington State Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.


So You Think You Can Hug? (and other post-vaccination conundrums)  (PUBLIC)

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Virtual Event, Please contact the NEST office to register: 206.525.6378 or
What can I do now that I'm vaccinated? Can I have friends over for dinner that are
also vaccinated? Do I still need to wear a mask in public indoor places? Do I need to wait for "herd immunity" and what is that and when will it arrive? Whether it be Pzfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, a very large part of the population is getting vaccinated. Our expert epidemiologist, Leslie Phillips, will give insight to the many questions circulating today about post vaccination life. You don't want to miss this, join us!


Low Vision Support Group - Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 2:00 pm (PUBLIC)

Click here to join or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 832 7713 6000     Password: 390606
Join us on the second Thursday of the month to discuss challenges and changes that accompany any vision loss and share resources and  coping strategies. Facilitated by NEST Member Janet Wright.


The Third Act: Joy and Excitement in the Later Years (PUBLIC)

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm, Virtual Event

Click here to register or contact the NEST office at 206.525.6378 Are you wondering what you will do after retirement? Considering pursuing a new passion, career, or life change? What do you expect in your Third Act? These are questions many of us ask as we move into a new phase sometimes thought of as “The Third Act.” Please Join NEST on June 15th to hear from people with experience in redefining their lives during their Third Act. "The Third Act: Joy and Excitement in the Later Years" will explore the psychological and emotional process of "what is the next phase” and provide tools to individuals as they enter this new period in their lives. This program will feature a keynote presentation by Patricia Cavanaugh, psychotherapist and retirement coach, who has vast experience in guiding people as they plan for their Third Act. You will also hear from a panel of community and NEST members on how they have navigated their Third Act and learn how NEST is supporting people in their transition.


NEST Zoom Gathering - Tuesday, June 22 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Date change for June only) (MEMBERS ONLY)

Click here to join or call 253-215-8782 with your phone
Meeting ID: 874 2557 5881
Password: 723182

In lieu of NEST potlucks, for now, we bring you a virtual NEST gathering on the third Tuesday of the month, where we can still be social and connected with each other while social distancing! Let’s have a fun and friendly conversation about hobbies or interests, sports, food, movies — you name it, let’s talk about it. Moderated by NEST members Marilyn Layton and Nancy Nordquist


High Tea (PUBLIC)

(Offered every other month at 2:00 pm, Next High Tea is July 21, 2021)

Click here to join or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 892 0738 8406
Password: 556672

High Teas offer presentations every other month on subjects ranging from disaster preparedness and home safety to theatre and culture, in partnership with our sponsor, Family Resource Homecare.


Making Healthy Meals In Your Kitchen – June 17,  2021, at 2:00 pm (PUBLIC)

Click here to join.
Meeting ID: 859 4109 4039
Password: 938238

If you are craving a little more guidance about healthy eating and want to learn to cook meals that don’t take much effort, this class is for you! Once a month via Zoom, Debi Quirk, RN and NEST member, and a volunteer will guide you through a recipe and demonstrate how to put the meal together. You may watch, or you may cook along with her, and enjoy something delicious at the end of the class. An ingredient list, the recipe, and the nutritional facts will be sent out monthly to those that register in advance. The recipes can be adjusted for those who prefer vegetarian or vegan meals.


Ladies’ Lunch - Friday, June 25, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (MEMBERS ONLY)
Ida Culver House Ravenna, 2315 NE 65th Street

The expert chefs at Ida Culver House Ravenna cook up a free lunch for the ladies of NEST on the fourth Friday of every month. Starting in June, Ida Culver Ravenna will host the Ladies' Lunch in-person outside in their beautiful covered garden. Lunch is limited to 10 people. Rides provided. Call NEST to register.


Trivia Time! – Monday, June 28, 2021, at 2:00 pm (PUBLIC)

Click here to join or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 506 878 3176
Password: 5256378

Calling all intrepid quiz master, know-it-alls, and possessors of random knowledge!  In partnership with Nathan Hale National Honor Society Club, we bring you TRIVIA TIME!  Come test your knowledge for some good fun and oh yes, there will be prizes.


Poetry Reading Group (MEMBERS ONLY)

Wednesday, June 23 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Click Here to join or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 870 7336 3862
Password: 030009

Join your NEST friends for reading, sharing, and appreciating great poems and poets. Please bring one or two of your favorite poems (can include poems you have written) to read aloud with the group.
This group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month online or inperson at the NEST office, 8008 35th Ave NE, and is facilitated by NEST Members Rosemary Blakemore and Debbie Anderson.


Science Club (MEMBERS ONLY)

Thursday, June 24 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Click here to join or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 857 2117 5104
Password: 009510

Calling all scientists and science enthusiasts! Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month online or in-person at the NEST office, 8008 35th Ave NE, for an afternoon of intellectual engagement. Bring an article that you found fascinating on anything – black holes or black bears, geology or genetics – and we will discuss it as a group. All scientific interests are welcomed here!



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