Community Conversations

Our first Community Conversation started at our center with George Dicks and 11 interested community members. Since then we’ve expanded to three locations and covered topics that range from ‘Friends Remembered’ to ‘Aging and Sexuality’ and ‘Not home – for the holidays’.


Our Community Conversations provide a consistent opportunity to meet and discuss issues that are relevant to our LGBTQIA+ community. It’s a great place meet new friends and have a voice on topics that impact you.

We hold these events at several locations in the Seattle Metro area. Attendees are free to discuss any topic in a judgement free and safe space. All senior LGBTQIA+ are welcome including their caregivers, friends, family, and allies. While others are welcome to participate, our communities’ voices will be prioritized and we hold a judgement free, safe space for all members.

Folks at Ballard Community Conversations have suggested going back to topics for icebreakers.

These topics will be available at all Community Conversations, however you are free to speak about any topic once the conversation gets going.

September 12 – What is Age ISM?

Have you experienced casual or systematic ageism? Are you Ageist? 

Have you internalized a lifetime of negative stereotypes about aging? 

October 10 – Building your Legacy

Have you ever considered writing your own obituary? 

How do you want to be remembered by your family and friends?

Are you a legend in your own mind?

November 7 – Labels are for cans

When was the first time you were labeled? Are there any labels you prefer?

What is the purpose of labels? Are they ever positive? 

December 12 – The Seattle Freeze

Do you know your neighbors? Do you talk to strangers?

Are you very polite but not particularly friendly?

How can we improve our city’s image?





401 Broadway E, #223 Seattle, WA 98102

There is one hour parking available for free underground. The entrance is on E Harrison. We are upstairs in the Southwest corner

View the next event on our calendar to see what the next topic and date will be. 

Ballard Senior Center

5429 32nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

View the next event on our calendar to see what the next topic and date will be. 

Shoreline Senior Center

18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

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